How To Add Value To Your Home
4 Key Ways To Add Value To Your Home
We’ve got 4 key ways you can add value to your home, as well as its’ salability and livability.
For help and advice for home improvements and fitted furniture call Langley Interiors direct on 01204525432.
Plan a Loft Conversion
A loft conversion is the most cost-effective way to gain extra living space and add value to your home. You should be able to do it if your home was built before 1975 and/or the loft has a maximum headroom of 2.3m.
Work costs from around £20,000 and takes about six to 12 weeks. Creating a double bedroom with en suite is the most popular option and Nationwide Building Society estimates it could add 21% to the value of your home.
Take professional advice before you start. At Langley’s we can recommend experienced tradesmen to help.
Build An Extension
Adding a single-storey extension can start at around £30,000, while two storey’s can cost from £40,000.
According to Nationwide Building Society, a ground-floor extension can increase add value to your home by around 5%, while adding a bedroom to create a three-bed house will add 12%.
Make rooms as big as possible, but don’t sacrifice too much garden as it can make a property feel out of balance. Check with the local planning office to see if you need permission. Work must also comply with Building Regulations and be inspected and passed at key stages.
A new en suite or second bathroom can add 5% to your home’s value according to Nationwide Building Society.
Simply renewing a bathroom suite will add value to your home and make your home more saleable.
Choose to Be Eco Friendly
Beatthatquote.com predicts that within three years an eco-friendly house will be worth 6% more than a standard one – and many of the ecological improvements you can make, like adding insulation and fitting solar-panel heating, will also save money when it comes to energy bills.
According to Nationwide Building Society, laying 27cm-thick loft insulation will reduce heating bills by £210-£250 per year, and cavity wall insulation will save £210-£250 per year. Prices start at £1,500 for a solar water heater, which can provide up to 70% of your hot water free.
For all your home interiors projects, Langley Interiors we offer a full project management design service with bespoke fitted furniture for the whole home. We can also help you sort extensions and building work. Call Langley Interiors direct on 01204525432 for a FREE consultation, or visit the showroom today.