Many homeowners might reach a point where they feel they have outgrown their home, but might not be at a point where it is practical to sell up and move. The cost of moving can be prohibitive and sometimes that money could be better spent investing in your current property. We have suggested 5 areas of improvement that you could focus on to upgrade your house.
Update your flooring
Replacing tired carpets or flooring is a guaranteed way to refresh any room. While it can be tempting to go for the cheapest option such as carpet or lino, consider investing in higher quality flooring to help add value to your home. Timber flooring may be more costly than some other options but it pays off longer term as with proper care it will last for as long as you have your house- unlike carpets, which will always need replacing after a certain time however much you look after them. There are also different types of timber flooring- many homeowners are opting for newer engineering flooring over solid hardwood floors.
Make the most of your loft space
The loft often represents a large amount of unused space in any home, and is often forgotten about. By making your loft space usable you can increase your house’s square footage, which is a great way to add value. You don’t have to spend thousands on a full loft conversion; even by just making the space more accessible by laying flooring and adding proper storage means that it will be an actual usable part of your home and no longer just a dumping ground for Christmas decorations.
Focus on the details
If whole room updates are out of the question then focus on the smaller updates you can make, as you will be surprised at how much of a difference they can make. Get your walls and doors in good condition by filling gaps and correcting uneven plastering. Repainting a room can give it a whole new lease of life, as can replacing tired fixtures and fittings- consider adding new lighting or swapping out door and cupboard handles for a quick and easy update.
Enjoy your garden
Get the most out of your outdoor space by making sure it is easy to access and to use- if you dream of summer barbeques and alfresco dining but are always put off by having to wrestle with the overgrown lawn, consider extending your patio area. If your garden is too sloped to even consider putting a table outside, why not add decking to create a level space that can help you to really enjoy your garden? Hire a skip and from Skip Hire wigan and get rid of all the stuff you don’t need.
Prioritize the kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of any home, and is the most important room to update if you can only choose one. If you want to give your kitchen a facelift but don’t want the hassle of ripping all of the cabinets out then replacing just the cupboard doors is the best solution. Likewise, adding a new worktop can change the look of the whole space without having to start from scratch. Do bear in mind the ceiling value of your home when planning work- even if you invest thousands in a bespoke kitchen design you will only get that money back if it is adding the same value to your home.