Home improvements to add value | Home improvements that will add value to your property
If you have property for sale then you may think that all manner of past improvements will have helped add value to your home. However, not all house additions will raise the purchase price of your home as expected, and if you are selling with Charlton Grace in Basingstoke, it is important to make the right improvement decisions.
Not all improvements will add value, and though some extras could make a house more attractive to buyers, it may not get you the thousands of additional pounds that you are looking for. Property expert Mark Newton said: “Home improvements might make a house more marketable but won’t always add value, so don’t launch into expensive projects just because you expect to make a killing when you sell.”
If you want to improve the value of your home, adding a downstairs toilet can work wonders, adding around 5% to the value. Meanwhile, converting a garage space into a living area can increase the square footage to your home for added value, whilst trying to gain access to off-street parking can add thousands of pounds.
There are some areas that will not add value, including building a swimming pool. Such features are expensive to run and many potential buyers will be put off.. Meanwhile, whilst a well-maintained garden will help sell a house, it will not add value.
Making the right decisions when it comes to upgrading your home is important if you are looking to future value. By taking the right steps, you can ensure that you recoup some of your spending when you sell.
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