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Whether you’re looking to work your way up the property ladder, relocate to a different idea, or simply want to add some value to your home when before the time comes to sell it, there are a number of improvements you can make to ensure that your house increases in value. Before you contact all the professionals and bring in the builders, however, it’s a good idea to ask a local estate agent for their advice on whether the home improvements you have got in mind will help to make your house worth more money. If they think it’s a great idea, here are some of the areas worth renovating.

Convert your garage into a living space

Have you really been making the most out of your garage since moving in? If this is wasted space, why not convert this area into somewhere that you and your family can spend time? Whether you’d benefit from a dining room where you could all sit down to eat and catch up, or whether you’d love for your children to have somewhere they can play, it makes sense to consider a garage conversion.

Extend your kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and the room where most time is spent. From preparing dinner, to hosting parties for friends, we could all benefit from more room in the kitchen. Because it’s one of the most important spaces in the whole home, it probably comes as no surprise that 65% of homeowners have admitted to renovated their kitchens before selling their home.

Update your bathroom

Doing up your bathroom is a fantastic way to add value. If you’ve got paint peeling off the walls, or tiles loose on the floor, take the time to spruce up this room. Keep new tiles fresh and clean – think white, or much lighter shades. Then, you can accessorise with different coloured items such as mirrors and towels.

Things to avoid

According to a recent study carried out by Hammonds Furniture, there are plenty of things within a house that would put homeowners off from buying a property altogether. So, when you’re ready to for viewings, ensure that you attend to the following: mould and damp on the walls, any sign of a pest infestation and a messy garden. The research also found that a quarter of the respondents would look elsewhere if the house had ugly wallpaper, while 13% would dislike laminate flooring.

Before selling your home, ensure you take all the above tips into consideration!

Sam Allcock

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