How to Love Your Home Today and Add Value for Tomorrow

Our homes are our castles and we treasure them for the family memories created within their walls. A place to relax, entertain friends and raise our children. Our homes are layered with emotion, but for most of us they are also the single biggest investment we’ll make. Whether we eventually want to sell up and move on, or make an inheritance for our kids, one day we’ll want our home to yield value. Home improvements don’t have to be daunting – with a few simple projects, you can easily upgrade your home, both to enjoy now and to make it more saleable for the future.

 

 

Add a garden room

A relatively quick and cost effective way to add space and value to your home is to look into adding a garden room. It’s a simple but elegant structure in the garden that can function in several ways – as a dining space, a studio or home office or even a gym. You can buy ready made or custom design to take the best advantage of the space available. Quicker to build and less of a disruption than adding an extension, garden rooms are also a feature that can really make your house stand out from similar properties. There are a lot of different options to choose from so make sure you do your research before committing.

 

Show your garage some love

How many of us actually park in the garage? For a lot of homes it’s just dead space, but with a few minor adjustments, it can create a lot of value. If you want to use the space for storage, adding in some metal shelving units and clear plastic storage tubs along with an overhead storage system can create lots of usable space. Including new rolling doors can make access easier. If you want to consider converting your garage into a spare bedroom or a sound proof studio space, in a lot of cases you won’t even need planning permission.

 

Create curb appeal

Giving the space at the front of your home a makeover can make it a pleasure to come home every day- and instantly increase the likelihood of receiving offers when it comes time to sell. We often overlook this functional transition space between the public and private areas of the house. Giving it a facelift can be as simple as adding a few chic planters, replacing or painting a tired front door and adding gravel or slate chippings with borders to define a pathway.

 

 

Squeeze in a bathroom

One surefire way to add value and functionality is to increase the number of bathrooms in the house. It doesn’t take much more space than a large closet to install one, and there are some genius designs that really make the most of a small space. Wall-mounted sanitaryware and streamlined corner shower cubicles can eke out extra space.

 

You have to love the home you live in and have it work for the life you lead now. But that certainly doesn’t stop you from making investments that will improve the value and saleability of what you have for the future.

 

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