Making some changes to the home are a great idea. They can make such a difference and breath new life into the home. Importantly, they can add value to the home. I think that is pretty much music to any homeowners ears! You can spend a lot of money making changes and improvements to your home. You need to make sure that that will be worth doing, though. Some things can be done yourself too. A lot of the cost when it comes to home improvements is the cost of labor. So if you can do the work, it will make the return much more worthwhile for you. So here are some top suggestions of things that can help to add value to the home.
A lot of real estate agents will tell you that they way to add value is to extend the home. This is one of the most common things to do. It is also one of the most expensive things to do. So you do need to weigh up the costs before you get started. If you can extend into some garden space at both levels (ground floor and second floor), then it will make such a difference. If you are just extending to make the rooms bigger, it will add value. If you are extending to create new rooms, then it will add even more value. Potential buyers want to get as much as they can for the money. So the more rooms that the home has; the better.
When you add an extra bedroom to the home, it can add around 10% in terms of value. So it is a good project to consider. It might be costly to do, but it will more than likely pay for itself. Getting plans drawn up is an excellent way to see how it will all work. As you don’t want to eat into other spaces in the home. If you make a bedroom in the loft but take a lot of space out of another bedroom for the stairs, it defeats the point. It isn’t an addition to the home if it makes one bedroom a box room or study. So you need to see if it will do the job and create plenty of space.
Creating an Extra Bathroom
This is certainly a smaller project, but it can reap a lot of rewards. If your family home only has one bathroom, it might put a lot of buyers off. If they have several children, an extra bathroom is most appealing. It might be added in downstairs, or as part of an en-suite in the master bedroom. Again; just have the plans drawn up to make sure that it doesn’t take out too much space elsewhere.
I hope this helps to show that there are a variety of things that you can change in your home. The costs up front may be significant, but when it comes to selling up, it will all pay off. Just make sure you are selling at the right time in the market. Good luck!