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Home renovations that increase the value of your home

November 29, 2022 |

With the cost of living ever increasing and mortgage rates also making it very difficult to live, many of us will turn to improving our homes this year instead of moving. Not only do home renovations make your home more enjoyable to live in but they also add value when done correctly. But what renovations increase the property value of your home?

Today we will take a look at some of the best home renovations that increase the overall value of your home and also discuss some of them which aren’t worth it. When renovating your home to increase its value you may want to take your own personal feelings out of it as thinking with your feelings rather than logic could cost you thousands.

Adding a bath

If you don’t have a bath in your home, installing a bath can give your home a much more luxurious feel. While most homeowners do like a shower for convenience having a bath can make your home more valuable, their especially important if you are going to sell your home to a family. Families with small children need a bath so if you don’t have one you could be alienating your home from the market.

Replacing old windows

You can’t get away from hearing about energy bills so having good windows that can help your home from losing heat is always going to benefit you. The majority of heat in your home can be lost through your windows so having energy-efficient windows is going to help your home sell if you ever decide to put it on the market.

Energy issues aside, old windows can look horrible so replacing them can give your home better curb appeal which can raise the value of your home and make it easier to sell.

Renovating your kitchen

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home so if your kitchen has seen better days then it makes sense to update it. While the latest technology can be advantageous when it comes to selling, if you don’t have the budget to add all of the latest tech then replacing cupboard doors and fixtures and fittings can make a big difference without breaking the bank.

Don’t remove bedrooms.

While removing walls can free up space and make smaller rooms bigger by combining them it will decrease the value of your home. Removing bedrooms to make a smaller bedroom bigger could decrease the value of your home considerably.  

Having more space is something that we all want in our homes but when home buyers look for properties they often filter by the number of bedrooms. If you remove a bedroom and take your home from being a 4-bedroom house to a 3-bedroom house then you could be missing out on many potential buyers of your property.

Get the right planning permission

One of the biggest mistakes when renovating your home is not getting the right planning permission in the first place. If you build an extension on your home without the right planning permission you could be left with an illegal dwelling which you could be forced to knock down. This could cost you thousands with nothing to show for it at the end so if you do decide to renovate get the correct planning permission before you start.

Things to do when renovating

If you are ready to take the step and start renovating then you will need to protect the items in your home. You can do this by moving them to another room or you can use a storage unit if you need to renovate more than one room.

At Urban Locker, we provide affordable storage space for your most valuable items without long contracts. If you would like to see what storage we have or have any questions about storage please get in touch with our helpful team who will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.