The chances are if you own your own home that you will have done some kind of home improvement or have thought about doing some. You may either do it yourself or get in a professional, either way it would have considered the reasons for improving your home carefully. Maybe you have just moved in and you want to put your mark on the house or you just simply want a refreshed style. You may have had a child move out and you are redecorating or you just want to add value to your properties value. The latter being an increasingly important consideration these days
In any case you probably have limited time and / or resources and so choosing the projects that re going to make the most impact are very important decisions. We have explored the top three rooms to improve in a home in the UK to give you an idea of how it can affect your home in terms of its value.
1) Build a conservatory (7%)
Granted this is a big job to get done. However, it can tick a lot of the home improvement boxes. It adds around 7% of the value of your home and adds vital living space. This is a great option if you cant afford a full blown extension but have a requirement for more space like having a family and out growing the existing space.
2) Update the kitchen (5%)
Most home owners spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Updating it can add around 5% to the homes value and will lead to a much nicer experience at home. You can even use the same units and renew the doors and worktops and appliances to give your kitchen a completely new look. You may also want to consider adding new kitchen wall tiles and floor tiles as this can add real impact to a kitchen. Don’t forget lighting too!
3) Update the bathrooms (3%)
Another room which gets a lot of use and can add great value to your home is updating a bathroom. For a relatively small investment you can add a significant amount to the value of the property. Also it will just be so much nicer to have a lovely bath or shower you can spend lots of time in. Again, tiling in a bathroom in paramount to it finish. Using quality bathroom tiles is a must here and get some good fixtures such as taps as it can really dress up a bathroom.
So there are our top three home improvement ideas but of course you could juts decorate and put some value on your home.