As a homeowner, you need to ensure maximum return from your property investment. And while remodel projects are sure to make the property more comfortable and functional for you and your family, it’s important to ensure that every pound you spend adds genuine value to your home. Spend wisely; invest in the best renovations to add value.
Whether you’re planning to re-sell your property or not, it’s important to keep its re-sale value in mind when you renovate. As we know, life is unpredictable at best and if the situation arises where you need to go to market with your home, you’ll want your renovations to count.
When it comes to house renovations North London, the homeowners need to make sure that they spend their money on home renovations that add value, not projects don’t change the resale price, or even worse, that detract from it.
House renovations don’t necessarily mean big house extensions in North London. The homeowners can improve the look, feel and functionality of their homes without spending a fortune.
That said, it can be tricky to know exactly which projects will give you most bang for your buck! And that’s why Combit Construction building company in North London, put together this list of ‘focus areas’ – read below for our top tips for renovating your property in 2021
- The Kitchen
As the old saying goes, the kitchen is the ‘heart of the home’. If your kitchen is outdated or worn out, a remodel in this area is a sure-fire way to value-add to your property.
The extent of your kitchen renovation will be determined by your budget. For a quick and effective facelift, you might consider changing the doors and panels on the existing cabinetry. A new countertop will also help to transform the aesthetics of the area and can be used to add that ‘wow’ factor.
New flooring, new hardware (cabinetry handles, tapware etc) and modern appliances are all guaranteed to improve the look and feel of the area too.
However, it’s not difficult to overspend on the kitchen. When planning your kitchen renovation, it’s important to keep it relative to the home as a whole – i.e. don’t spend excessively on an elaborate kitchen that’s ‘out of keeping’ with the rest of the home. Consider the type of person who is likely to buy your house, and what they’ll be willing to pay for.
2. The Bathroom/s
Another area that’s worth some consideration is the bathrooms. Breathing new life into your bathrooms doesn’t have to cost you a fortune: new tiles, a fresh coat of paint and new fixtures (taps, showerheads etc.) will go a long way in terms of look and feel.
Shower screens are another item that can change the aesthetics of the room. Replacing the shower screens is generally relatively easy and doesn’t do too much damage to your back pocket.
3. Bring in more Light
Who doesn’t love a light-filled home? Most local builders in North London will agree that adding a window, skylight or glass door is a fantastic way to improve the feel of a room. Flooding your home with natural light is a great way to make your home feel bigger, airier and more modern.
4. Reconfigure your Space
Need more space? One of the best home improvements to add value without the expense of an extension is to reconfigure your space. Look at the existing footprint of your home. Talk to your builder about removing internal walls or converting your loft or attic to create more open and and practical living spaces.
Adding a deck or outdoor eating area is one of the best improvements to add value to your home. Outdoor eating and entertaining has become increasingly popular, especially in recent times when we have been forced to spend more time in our own homes.
6. Other Easy Improvements
The list of value-adding home improvements goes on and on….
- A fresh coat of paint on all walls and ceilings
- A good garden tidy-up and refresh
- More insulation – today’s buyers are loving energy efficient homes
- New lighting – energy efficient light fixtures are becoming very popular
The right building team can help you focus on value-adding home improvements to ensure that you maximize the return on your investment.