Home Improvements That Offer Short And Long-Term Benefits
At Creative Sales & Lettings, we have worked closely with many buyers and vendors of late. The housing market has been bustling, and we know some clients have been left frustrated.
If you are looking for upgrades you can make to your Leamington Spa home, offering short and long-term benefits, there are plenty to choose from. If you love your current area, but think the current housing market isn’t ready for you yet, some of the following upgrades will help you enjoy your home more now, and they should help you attract buyers at the right price when it is your time to move.
Upgrades you can make in the living room
Did you know that replacing your radiators can add up to £10,000 in the value of your property? A stylish radiator can make a room look better, and a more efficient radiator improved the home’s energy rating.
Bruna Pani from We Buy Any House says, “Starting at around £600, free-standing aluminium radiators are perfect for a stylish, modern upgrade to your heating system. Black- or charcoal-coloured radiators not only add a classic and chic element to your living room but are also the advised option as they emit the most heat, which will keep the room at a nice cosy temperature.”
It is believed that improving interior doors can add up to £7,500 to the value of your home. Again, this is a move that enhances the style of the property while boosting the insulation of a home.
Bruna also said, “Starting at just £700, the addition of single or double sliding doors leading into your living room not only provides more functional and flexible access but also elevates the style of the room by creating the option of having open space and flow throughout the house.”
Stylish changes that will improve your kitchen
When it comes to kitchen improvements, you want functionality and style. Adding a kitchen island can add up to £15,000 to the value of your home.
Bruna Pani said, “Islands have many benefits, from providing a casual seating area, to making extra storage room for appliances. This feature creates a modernised fixture that adds value to the aesthetic and function of the room, and prices start from as little as £250.”
You can also benefit by replacing your kitchen floor. Changing for a surface that adds longevity to your home can add up to £5,000 in the property’s value.
Bruna also said, “Replacing the kitchen floor can totally transform a room and result in a clean and comfortable finish, which is practical and affordable. Starting at £402m, modern porcelain tiles are an effective way to add value onto the kitchen, as they’re hard-wearing, waterproof, stain-resistant and durable.”
What changes do you want to see in the bedroom?
Continuing with the theme of functionality, adding an en-suite facility to your bedroom makes sense. Some observers say this can boost your value by more than 5%, while other industry experts say an en-suite can add up to £10,000 in value.
Bruna Pani suggests, “Combining the fixtures, fittings and finishes of an en-suite can cost upwards of £3,000 but can add great value to the room and overall price of the property. They bring accessibility and are a really practical addition to any bedroom. They also provide an element of luxury.”
Another option to consider is a walk-in wardrobe, which can add up to £7,500 in value to your home.
Bruna said, “Transforming part of a spacious bedroom into a walk-in wardrobe is a great way to add value onto the property, as well as providing easy access to all your clothing items. Starting at around £5,000, the addition of a walk-in wardrobe is a luxurious way to get ready, especially if you indulge in a fitted dressing area, full-length mirrors and ambient lighting.”
What do bathroom changes offer?
Changes in the bathroom to consider include:
- Adding underfloor heating, which can boost the value of your home by up to £10,000
- Upgrading the standard of your bathtub, which can add up to £5,000 in value
Bruna said, “Underfloor heating ranges from £1,000 to £1,500 depending on size, the company installing and cost of materials. However, it makes a bathroom far more cost-efficient, in comparison to running regular heating, and adds a feeling of quality. Replacing the bathtub is essential when aiming to add value to the bathroom. Opting to replace an old one with a high-end, luxury, spa-inspired bathtub can significantly increase the overall value of the room.”
Amy Forster from ScS said, “It can be hard to know which areas of your home are best to invest in when trying to make it look attractive to buyers, but our research shows that every single room can increase value. While en-suite bathrooms and kitchen islands add the most money to your home, it’s good to know that even relatively minor upgrades, like replacing doors and radiators, can still really increase your value.”
Contact Creative Sales & Lettings today for information and assistance in choosing the right company for your needs or any questions related to the Royal Leamington Spa rental market. You can call us on 01926 350363.