It’s always worth investing in your home, and anything you spend here is pretty much guaranteed to be money well spent. You get to live in beautiful surroundings, and if you come to sell later down the line you get back what you have put in plus more. There are certain features that buyers love, and of course you will enjoy too! Here are some fantastic home improvements to consider.
Work Out Your Budget
Before planning or starting anything, having a solid budget in place is essential. Do your research and work out what it’s expected to cost. There’s no doubt that home renovations can be expensive, however since you earn the money back (plus more) in the long run, they’re worth doing. If you don’t have enough savings in place, you could consider a loan to cover the cost. You can get loans direct online these days, so there’s not even the hassle of having to book a meeting at the bank. When you’re working out your budget, don’t forget to set a contingency fund which is around 10% of the total cost. Renovating a home can be unpredictable, who knows what you will uncover when you start knocking down walls. You need to know you have enough money to fix any unexpected issues if they arise.
Orangery or Conservatory
A popular home renovation is an orangery or conservatory. If you have enough outside or garden space to be able to extend outwards, this is a great way to gain an extra room. You could use this as a dining area or extra living space, giving you more space downstairs to play with. Perfect if you’re beginning to outgrow your home, and don’t want to move.
A Beautiful Kitchen
‘Dream homes’ tend to have large kitchens– not only are they practical but look beautiful too, and can make just about any home look high spec. With plenty of space to cook, entertain guests and store everything it will make a dramatic difference to your life. Plus it will bump up the value of your home exponentially too. Go for the best fixtures and fittings you can afford- things like the taps, sink and handles all finish off the look and take it to the next level.
If there’s one thing modern home buyers love, it’s eco- friendly features. Solar panels are one option, and having them installed will make your house more valuable. Plus you will save money on your bills too! As another added bonus, you can also be safe in the knowledge that you’re doing your bit for the environment. Because solar power is entirely renewable it means no fossil fuels are being burned to power your home. In some areas, government incentives might mean you’re entitled to them free or at a reduced cost. So it’s definitely worth seeing what’s available to you.
Do you have any home renovations planned this year? Are any of these three upgrades on your list?