During spring home improvements are high on everyone’s list of things to do aren’t they? Now it’s the time to take care of the garden and maybe freshen up the paint or other parts of the house. For us, it’s high time to do something with our balcony’s door screen which was “molested” by our cat Mini. He played with the damn thing so many times, it stopped resembling a screen and it’s more of a cat toy now. And I am talking about a 3 by 3 meters door!!!
Every couple of years, we try to add a feature or improve an existing one, and every time we complete a project, we realise that aside from the many benefits the family will receive, the property value will increase. Yet some improvements fair better than others when looking at boosting the value of your home, and with that in mind, here are some home improvements that won’t cost the earth, but will add value to the property.
A Summer House
More and more homeowners are reaping the benefits of installing a quality timber summer house in their garden, which gives you comfortable accommodation at a fraction of the cost of a bricks and mortar extension. The useful garden summer house can be used for many different things, and a stand-alone structure in the garden will be classed as extra living accommodation, which will add significantly to the market value. If you would like to browse a selection of quality summer houses, an online search will lead you to the website of a leading supplier, and prices are very reasonable for top quality units that will stand the test of time.
Add Some Garage Space
If you haven’t yet added a second garage, this is definitely an improvement that will attract a potential buyer. Most families run a second car, and having either a carport for the second vehicle, or a double garage, will certainly boost the value of your home. Not only that, the extra space can be used for other things, and is the ideal play area for the kids when it rains. There are online suppliers of quality garages and carports, and with many stylish designs, finding something just right isn’t an issue. If you would like some inspiration in garage design, there is a useful blog that gives you some excellent design ideas.
As every house is unique, and by designing a suitable closed in porch, this will give you several benefits. When you come in from the cold, you and your family will have a dry area to remove all your outdoor clothing, and what’s more, your porch will be the perfect place for coats, jackets and umbrellas, which will free up that valuable area just inside the front door. Ask your local builder to pop round and give you his expert opinion on how best to construct a porch, and with a firm budget in mind, he should be able to create the right design that will enhance the property, which will add value.
There are a few other improvements that will increase the value of the home, but all of the above are inexpensive when compared to replacing the windows or a new roof, and the added living space from a summer house will not only boost the value of your home, it will provide your family with many benefits. Whatever you decide, all of the above will definitely add value to the property, not to mention the countless other benefits to be enjoyed.