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Home improvement tips to increase the value of your home

Your home is your greatest asset, so it’s in your interest to capitalise on its value as much as possible. Whether you’re looking to sell your home, or just to maximise its value for investment purposes, there are a number of ways that you can give your property a value boost. From installing elegant countertops to investing in a durable slate roof, below are some tips for home improvement that can maximise value.

Countertops and flooring

Countertops are a key way in which you can easily add value to your home. Incorporating high-end countertops made from natural materials such as granite or stone, can make an enormous difference to your property’s value without involving large-scale renovations or redevelopments. Similarly, re-flooring by polishing floorboards or installing new carpets or elegant tiling can also make a significant difference to the overall appearance—and value—of your home.

Fixtures and appliances

Old or poor-quality fixtures and appliances can devalue your home, so if you’re looking to add value to your property consider upgrading. Sleek chrome plumbing fixtures and sleek modern porcelain sinks and basins can provide an impressive facelift, while chrome appliances such as dishwashers and ovens can instantly make-over a kitchen area. Bathrooms and kitchens are key areas when it comes to adding value to your home, so installing new fixtures and appliances are a great way to get an excellent return on a relatively small investment.

Storage space

Clutter detracts from a home’s look, which is why storage space is so important. Installing built-in wardrobes and incorporating under- and over-counter storage space is a great way to increase the value of your home. Storage space can also be incorporated in areas such as laundry rooms, garages, and around windows and doors. If your home’s design permits it, consider adding storage space to a roof or attic area, and beneath your home as well.

Light and ventilation

Windows are a great way to make your home feel more spacious. Installing windows that are insulated or double paned can also help protect your home against noise pollution and can save on heating and cooling bills.

Slate Roofing 

Last, but certainly not least, a good quality roof can add tremendous value to a home. Slate roofing in particular provides an excellent return on an initial investment for several reasons. Slate roofing can help protect your home from the elements and as slate is waterproof, your roof won’t absorb water and won’t be affected by mould. The natural durability and longevity of slate tiles means that your slate roof can last for more than a hundred years and requires little ongoing maintenance. Slate roofing is also aesthetically pleasing, and can improve the kerb appeal of your home—thus increasing its resale value.  As slate tiles offer plenty of choice in colour and size, you can choose a roof style that fits with your home. Home improvement can return great value, when done correctly. Please let us know if we can help.