Your home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make. If you’re thinking of selling or just looking to add value to your home, we’ve compiled a Iist of tried and tested top tips that’ll benefit you now and in the future. We’ll also discuss whether it’s better to sort out all of your home’s structural problems before you begin any cosmetic work.
Before you embark on any DIY projects to add value to your home, it’s best to make sure your property is safe and sound first. We’d suggest you check from your ceiling to your floors and everything in between. If you can be certain your home is structurally safe, then you won’t have any nasty surprises when you’re laying a new floor, painting or knocking through walls. And of course, completing these jobs will increase the value of your home, too.
We’ve compiled a list of must-do tasks before you take on any improvements that’ll value to your home:
While these major jobs may prove to be expensive, they’ll repay you in the long run as they’ll certainly add value to your home. And even if you’re improving but not moving, you’ll notice your bills shouldn’t go up too much and your home will be warmer and more efficient to run.
The easiest and most satisfying way to add value to your home is to give it a brand-new floor. Here are some of the best examples.
Carpet is the ultimate choice to create a warm and cosy atmosphere. It’s soft underfoot and easy to keep clean, and it reduces noise too. You can make any room buyer-ready and elegant by using a neutral shade. You can choose from a large collection of styles for living rooms and bedrooms.
Hardwood floors are also popular because they’re so easy to maintain. There is a wealth of choices in stylish laminate flooring, while luxury vinyl tiles are warmer and often a cheaper alternative to hardwood flooring. Many laminates and types of luxury vinyl work well with underfloor heating too.
If you’re thinking about renovating a busy room like a kitchen, then consider vinyl flooring as a practical and affordable option. It comes in many effects, like stone, ceramic, hardwood or patterned. It’s a great choice as it’s non-slip, bouncy and comfy underfoot. You can order free flooring samples before you decide, including water-resistant kitchen laminates that fit in around your existing units and style.
If you can, consider a loft conversion, an extension, or a garden office. But if that’s too much for your budget, or you simply don’t have the room, then improving the space you do have can significantly add value to your home.
If you’re lucky enough to have a garden or yard, then make sure it works hard for you. Consider replacing fences, adding trellises or trees to create more privacy, and keep the space as tidy as you can through regular weeding and cleaning. Add somewhere to sit and eat, some shade if you need it and you’ve created an outside room that’ll enhance your life and increase value to your home.
If you’d like to give your house or flat a fresh new look, but need some help, we’ve expert floorologists in every store who will be delighted to help you find the carpet or floor of your dreams. You can book a free appointment or use our handy store locator on the website to find your nearest Tapi. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.