4 Ways to Add Value to your Home

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4 Ways to Add Value to your Home

Are you thinking of selling your property and are looking to add some extra value to it? Or perhaps you are looking to invest in your home in a way in which will add value to your property in the long term? Regardless of your motives, there are plenty of ways to add to your property. Take a look at our list of tips below on how you can improve your home.

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1. Solar Panels

One major way to add value to your property is by making it more energy efficient. Homes which are more energy efficient are becoming increasingly sought after due to the rise in energy prices as well as the environmental impact of using excessive amounts of fuel. Solar panels are a great means of adding value to your property in the long term while saving you money on your heating bills in the short term. There are also a number of government schemes available to encourage people to invest in renewable energy and solar panels in particular. Make sure you look into this before buying.

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2. Update your Heating System

If your home is not using a central heating system then upgrading it is a sure-fire way to make a quick difference to the value of your property. Adding central heating to your home could add as much as £5000 to the value of your home. As well as upgrading your overall heating system you should also consider upgrading your radiators and boiler if need be. As highlighted above, nergy efficient homes are extremely desirable so replacing worn out radiators with super-efficient, eco-friendly, aluminium radiators is a great way to really add that little extra. Check out the great selection of aluminium radiators from Trade Radiators.

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3. Convert Your Loft or Basement

Creating an extra living space is a guarantees way to add value to your property and the best ways to do this without extending the building is by utilising the loft or basement space. To convert a living space you must make sure that the building is compliant with building regulations and carried out by a legitimate builder. Despite this, a loft conversion does not
require any planning permission whatsoever. Great news if you want to convert quickly before moving.

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4. Spruce Up Your Home

Last but not least, make sure your home looks good. Simple things like cutting the grass, adding a fresh lick of paint or fixing a cracked ceiling will collectively make a huge difference when it comes to selling a property for its optimum price. Common defects which are easily fixed include, creaky floorboards, loose tiles, peeling paint, cracks and mouldy sealants in bathrooms.

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