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The best ways to add value to your home

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Thursday 30 August 2018
The best ways to add value to your home
If, like so many of our customers, you’d prefer to stay put and improve your home rather than downsize, here are the top home improvements that will add value to your home.
Save your energy
Making energy saving improvements to your home is a really easy win and will also save you money in the long run. Installing double glazing, adding cavity wall insulation or fitting solar panels – all will make your home run more efficiently. You may even be eligible for a Government grant to make these changes.
Concentrate on the kitchen
It’s the heart of the home, so show it some love. Whether it needs a little updating or a whole new look, if you’re going to improve any room in your home – this is the one that will create the most value.
Create a driveway
In many towns and cities, the ability to park close to your front door comes at a huge premium. If you have the space to add off-street parking, you’re sure to increase the value of your property.
Look to the loft
A loft conversion is a great way to add an extra room – whether a bathroom, bedroom or additional living space. It can add great value to the selling price, so is worth investing in.
Branch out
If you have the space and the permission to, a conservatory or orangery can add light, space and value to your home. Yes, it’s more work than giving the hallway a lick of paint, but it’s certainly worth it.
Spruce up
A well-kept garden is incredibly important when it comes to the value of your home. Keep it simple and easy to maintain, but remember an addition of a dining area or some decking in the sun will all go towards improving it.
Freshen up
First impressions are essential, so a lick of paint, new doors, general repairs and some fresh accessories can really revitalise your home and doesn’t have to cost the earth.

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