Which Home Improvements add most value to your home?
11th April 2014
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Undertaking large scale home improvements such as adding a Conservatory or Orangery; fitting new double glazing or a new fitted kitchen are major pieces of expenditure for most people. 

You may be considering such things simply to make your home a nicer place to live in - which of course is fine. 

If your motives are more about increasing the value of your home either as an investment or in readiness to put it on the market to sell. you'll be interested in a piece of work undertaken by Mainframe that looked at which home improvements add most value to your property (based on the average priced property in your area)

Topping the list is creating extra space via a loft extension or room extension (such as an Orangery) which can add between £15-16k to the value. 

A Conservatory will also deliver extra space although adds slightly less value averaging around £9500 in increased value. 

Fitting new windows will add around £5000 whilst new Kitchens (+£4500) and Bathrooms (+£3000) are next, along with re-decorating (+£3000).

Naturally, you need to consider carefully to make sure that whatever work you do is in keeping with the essence of your property and doesn't actually turn prospective buyers off, but if your ultimate aim for the home improvements you choose is to add value to your property, then this will help you decide which to prioritise. 

There are many other considerations to take into account before you decide what's right for you, your home and your budget, but if you need any help or guidance. please feel free to call us for a no-obligation discussion about what is and isn't possible within your scope and budget. 


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