From Garden Houses to Conservatories: Ways to Add Value to Your Home
We all know just how stressful it can be to sell your home. Research consistently shows that moving home is one of the most stressful life events we can experience. In fact, it’s often polled as being more stressful than going through a divorce! An astonishing 40% of homeowners asked said that they found moving home the most stressful life event of all. Much of this angst stems from the length of time it takes to get your house sold, dealing with the buyers and getting the right price.
With that in mind, it’s crucial for your own peace of mind to do everything you can to speed up the house-selling and buying process to reduce the stress involved with the move. A great way to initially reduce the stress of selling your home is to take care of the little things that can make a difference. First of all, take some time out well in advance of moving to clear a big chunk of your unnecessary items out into storage, charity shops or by selling them. Doing this over a long period of time will reduce the amount of effort it will take when it comes time to sell.
Once that’s out of the way, you should do as much as possible to prepare your house for the sale. This means completing tasks like repainting and decorating any deteriorating parts of the home, thoroughly cleaning all of the carpets and floors before any photos are taken and tackling any small DIY jobs that still need doing. Your home should be as ship-shape as possible before you get it valuated and certainly before any photos are taken. You’ll want to cut the lawn as well and make sure that you’ve upgraded your windows to double glazing and possibly consider improving your insulation.
However, if you really want to eke out the most value of your home. There are some great additions that can be made in the garden and in the property. These will take some more investment, however, they can all lead to thousands, or even tens of thousands, of pounds of value being added.
The garden is our speciality here at Kirton Sectional Buildings, so we’ll start there. By installing a large timber summer house, you can greatly improve the value, practicality and fun of your home. Primarily, these buildings in the garden create more space for your family and friends to enjoy in the summer months. When just one extra room would make a huge amount of difference to your home, having an extra building out in the garden can come in handy as a space for hobbies, a growing teenager or for valuable storage space.
When placed at the end of a beautiful garden, summer houses provide both the aesthetic appeal and practicality which will instantly add some value to your home and incentivise a potential buyer to go for your property. As your property will have a new USP and more space, it will get a boost on the market and make it a much more attractive prospect. Particularly for families, it’s essential for them to know they’ll have the room to continue growing into their home. When choosing a timber structure, you’ll also know that you’re doing your bit for the environment rather than going through an extensive construction process.
Other Garden Buildings To Consider
If you like the idea of a garden summer house, but you don’t have the space or budget to accommodate something quite as large, there are plenty of other garden buildings which can also make your home more attractive for buyers and bump up the price.
First of all, consider a simple shed at the end of your garden and how that can also add some much-needed storage space for you and any potential buyers. If your property doesn’t have a shed already, this is certainly a great place to start.
If you’ve got green fingers, you could also consider a greenhouse or a potting shed. These buildings out in the garden allow you to grow your own fresh vegetables, greens and fruit as well as the ability to have beautiful fresh-cut flowers all year. Greenhouses create a much warmer atmosphere which means that you can grow plants that you wouldn’t usually be able to in our mild climate and that the plants you do grow won’t be attacked by pests. Having this additional space can be a great benefit for a number of buyers and can help to drive up the price if you’re willing to leave it at the home when you move.
The Benefits of Home Extensions
If you’ve got a bit more money to spend and you want to significantly increase the value of your home by potentially thousands or tens of thousands of pounds, then it’s definitely worth considering extending your property. Of course, the main benefit of extending your home is the added space that it affords you. You could extend your home and then create an open plan kitchen and dining area to add an element of luxury to your property.
By extending your property, you can create a space that has your own stamp on it or make it as versatile as possible for the next family who moves in. By being smart with your extension, you can create a blank canvas for the next family to put their stamp on. An extension will most certainly add plenty of value to your property, however, they do come at a much higher price than a summer house!
Why Not Choose a Loft or Basement Conversion?
Similarly to a home extension, a new loft or basement conversion will also add much more space to your home and, therefore, more value. There’s so much versatility when it comes to loft and basement conversions; they can become any kind of room you want them to, whether that’s a shower room or a playroom for the kids.
Conversions generally come at a cheaper price to a full home extension, take less time and sometimes don’t require planning permission. As they’re less intrusive and less expensive, they’re often the first port of call for those looking to make more space in their home. By not taking away any of the garden space in the way an extension would too, you might also be able to get a garden summer house in there as well!
Renovations and Upgrades Elsewhere in The Home
Within the home, making renovations to key rooms like the bathroom and kitchen can also help to add some value and help you sell your property more quickly. If any of your rooms need a lick of paint, it’s worth making those upgrades, changing tired table tops and toilets, upgrading to hardwood floors or adding a second bathroom upstairs.
By making the most of the rooms that you already have, you can modernise your property and make it far more attractive to a buyer as well as increasing the overall value of the home.
Kirton Sectional Buildings
Here at Kirton Sectional Buildings, we create and supply a wide range of timber buildings for your home. Operating in Kirton – just eight miles outside of Scunthorpe – since 1988, we’re proud of the quality of our products and our excellent level of customer service. Whether you’re looking for garden cabins or a greenhouse, we have the best sheds and largest variety of sectional buildings in Britain.
We deliver our products from Stamford all the way up to Whitby and provide a waterproofer for your buildings absolutely free of charge. We’d be happy to hear from you so that we can provide you with all of the advice that you’ll need to make the right decisions on what sectional building to choose from.
To find out more, please contact us today. You can find us at Kirton Sectional Buildings, Station Road, Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 4BD, call us on 01652 640 031 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.