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3 Ways Of Improving The Current Value Of Your Home

As much as we all like to think we have the perfect home, there’s no such thing. There’s always something you can do to improve your house, and, subsequently, improve its current valuation.

Internal View Of Conservatory Transformation With Garden View

Some will hold back on making enhancements until just prior to putting their place on the market, but why wait till then?

Any effective changes made now will prove to be worth the money long-term for when you do eventually want to move on.

These are typically three of the best value-enhancing home improvements, if you want to add some pounds to your property’s sale price, and gain buyer interest in the future:

  1. Garage Conversion

Does anybody park their car in the garage anymore?

While we should, most of us use our garages as a dumping ground for ‘stuff’, when what you could do is convert it into an extra bedroom, study or bathroom.

A garage conversion could potentially add up to 14 per cent, but a word of caution.

If you can no longer park in your garage and either must put your car on the driveway or a public road, the cost of your car insurance may slightly rise.

  1. Improve Energy Efficiency

Every Scottish home has an EPC rating, an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). This rating will always be displayed in a property listing as it tells buyers what they can expect to pay for energy.

To get a higher EPC rating for your home, do all, or any, of the following:

  • Install double or triple glazed windows and doors
  • Get some loft and cavity wall insulation put in
  • Buy a new boiler

This can, again, theoretically lead to a 14 per cent increase.

  1. Garden Maintenance

Having a garden is a big selling-point, but not so much if your garden is overgrown and in desperate need of some TLC.

It’s one of the first things that people see when they come to visit, so after removing any rubbish from around the garden, get weeding, trimming, strimming, pruning and mowing.

Then, it’s just a case of keeping on top of your gardening duties and cultivating outdoor grounds that even Alan Titchmarsh would be proud of.

A possible 7.5 per cent uplift is why you should get green-fingered.


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