A home is a place that is constantly evolving with everything you buy and every addition that you make. The value of a home is often weighed upon new features, furnishings, fixtures, and utility functions.
Adding a host of modern, up to date improvements to your home is a great way to increase your home’s market value over time. What people often neglect to consider, however, is that every home improvement will add value, regardless of how big or small the improvement is.
With this in mind, you can easily begin adding value to your home without spending all that much money. Over time, smaller additions and improvements can stack up to add value.
This article is about home improvements that can add the most value to your home, no matter if you intend to stay for decades or sell next year.
Heating elements are a fantastic way to increase the value of your home without investing all that much initially. This relatively cheap and cheerful way to improve home value can often be forgotten about because, in general, heating elements are forgotten about.
There are many options to consider for a home, including concealed heating elements such as underfloor heating or exposed heating elements like radiators. But just because a heating element is exposed doesn’t mean it can’t add aesthetic value too.
There are a variety of designer radiators out there that look as spectacular as they function. These are an option.
Other options include stylish, contemporary heated towel rails for the kitchen or bathroom. These work particularly well in homes that don’t want an overbearing radiator taking up too much space in these rooms.
But let’s not forget that more niche heating solutions exist, such as heating trenches, a good option for cupboards and hallways.
Have a serious look at how your home is heated and see if there’s any scope for improvement.
Add A Patio
If you have a garden, then you have ample opportunity to add value to your home. People love to make a garden their own space, and adding a patio can not only give your garden a lease of new life, but it can also create a wonderful space to be in.
A common misconception about patios is that they need to be huge, cumbersome plains of wood that stretch out across the garden. While this can work for some gardens, it won’t work for all. Such a patio can be too much hassle or even an eyesore in some cases.
A patio is a good way to provide your back garden, or front garden, with some style elegance and can even make a garden easier to navigate. If your home is the kind of home with even half a foot of empty space between your door frame and the ground, a patio can be used in place of a step.
And patios can easily be expanded to host an outdoor dining set if you have the space.
Rewire Your Home
Updating your home’s electrical wiring is very important when it comes to not only adding home value but improving home safety. Outdating electrical wiring can cause a fire and safety issue at its absolute worst. However, the wiring will be within safe, functional requirements but a few years old in most homes.
If you have just moved into a new place, you can tell how up to date the wiring is by the fuse box and metres. Do they look modern? New? If not, then you may be onto a winner as to how you can improve your home’s value. Even if you haven’t just moved in, the same principle can apply.
Laying new wiring and getting your home a complete rewire from professional electricians will increase the value of your home as state-of-the-art technology is always preferred to real estate agents as well as potential buyers. It can become a good selling point if you ever do decide to sell in the near future.
Nothing improves home value more than home safety.
Update Your Plumbing
From the same vein of updating your wiring, getting your plumbing updated is another great way to increase property value.
This can also greatly improve property safety if you are in an old building that may still have lead-based pipes. If you are, you should absolutely consider getting them replaced for the betterment of your health first and property value second.
Getting new pipes installed can also reduce and minimise the likelihood of leaks forming and water damaging your property.
It can be a costly investment but definitely worth it in the long run.
There are so many ways to improve a home that it can be hard to know where to begin. Hopefully, these suggestions will give you a good idea of where to start making some improvements!