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Living in an old Victorian semi means that there is always something that needs doing. When we first purchased this house 5 years ago we knew exactly what we were buying but we got the house for a good price. Being on the property ladder can mean always thinking about how much your home is worth and whether you will get a good price for it, should you decide to sell and move on to somewhere else. If you’re looking for ways to improve your home and add lasting value at the same time, here are some ideas:
Add extra space
If you’re lucky enough to have a large garden or outdoor space than an extension of some kind might be something to consider. While traditional extensions are possible, they are costly and take a very long time to build. If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper then why not consider a conservatory. There are plenty of options and sizes available and you can even get them made to measure. A conservatory could give you that much needed extra space while also giving you a room full of light!
Replace old or damaged windows
Windows and doors aren’t something that will last forever and they can make a real difference to a home. Old windows that haven’t been maintained well can let draughts into the house, might not open or close properly any more or maybe the locks are broken and need replacing. Swapping these old windows for quality double glazed windows is not only a good investment for while you’re living in that property but it’s also something a buy will appreciate later down the line.
Add a bathroom or W.C.
When thinking about selling your property it’s important to think about the kinds of people you’re trying to attract. If you have a property with 1 bathroom it might not be quite as suitable for a family as it would be for a young couple. Having an extra bathroom or maybe an extra toilet downstairs could make a huge difference and help to draw in a larger market.
A nice, well-maintained garden can really help to sell your property and it can also some great value as well. Features such as artificial grass, a decent sized shed can be really desirable but improvements to the garden don’t have to cost a fortune. Simple improvements such as replacing fence panels, a small patio area or even just clearing out the weeds can help to attract a buyer and add lasting value to your home.
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