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5 investments to increase the value of your property

Every property investor has the same one goal; to increase the value of the property. So it is worth more than when you first bought it. There are loads of ways to start improving a property and build on its value. These ways can range from low-cost tips and tricks to in-depth renovations. We have looked into 5 investments that are really worth making when trying to increase property value:

 

Change or add doors and windows

Windows and doors are valuable additions to a property. They not only improve the homes aesthetics, but they can also reduce heating bills, increase natural light, and lower noise pollution both inside and outside the building. Add elegance with finishing touches such as French patio doors or brighten dull spaces with skylights which are perfect for homes that are limited with natural light and windows. Think about the positioning of doors and windows and using them to highlight the building’s features. For example if there is a beautiful view then position windows to make the most of it.

 

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Overhaul the kitchen

For many people, the kitchen is the heart of the home. And is often one of the most important areas they will look at when buying a property. Renovating the kitchen and fitting new countertops, cabinets, flooring and lighting fixtures will not be a cheap task but will almost always add value to the property. It can also be worth looking at completely redesigning the room to make sure you are maximising the space available.

 

Increase the living space

Increasing the living space available in a property does not always mean building an extension, which would be extremely high cost. Simpler renovations such as converting a loft space or cellar into an additional room or transforming a garage to add to the living space, will add value to any property. If you have space, then a conservatory or orangery can also add value to a building by increasing the living space.

 

Get a new roof

Improving a building often starts from the inside out, and a new roof will improve the overall quality of a property. A new roof will increase the value of a home thanks to new and improved materials, and increased insulation and energy efficiency. Make sure to consult with professional roofers in London and other cities before planning any project. The improved energy efficiency not only adds value to the property on a sale, but also reduces heating costs on a long-term basis. First impressions are key when selling a property and one of the first things a potential buyer will see is the exterior, so make sure it is all up to scratch.

 

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Improve the garden

Outdoor space is very important for the overall value of a property. Transform a garden with decking or patio to provide an entertaining space, and make sure the general maintenance of the garden is in a good condition. Garden’s that require a lot of time and upkeep can actually decrease a property’s value as people are put off by the prospect of spaces that look tricky to maintain, so be sure to keep it simple.

Finally, make sure you do not over-improve. Remember that any investments you make, you want to see a good return on when the property sells. Before making any big renovating decisions, do some research into the area to find out how much the building will be worth after the renovations, this gives you a good indication on how much you should be spending on the work.

 

Are you a home owner? How have you increased the value of your home?

 

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Do We Need a Pet

My kiddies have decided that need a pet. They have been bugging me about having one for some time now, and the bugging has now increased. We are one of the only ones on our street without a dog or cat, so I can understand why they are so bent on having one. They see pets in almost every garden apart from theirs, and they are obsessed with them.

However, I don’t think I can deal with the stress and responsibilities of having a pet, but you never know what you are capable of sometimes. If we had to have one now, I would rather we pick a dog. I think some breeds are really cute, and dogs look like they would be fun to have around.

One thing I know for sure is, our home and garden is not dog friendly at all, so that would need sorting out before anything else, if we do go ahead. I recently came across an infographic by Ratten Direct – a leading supplier of garden furniture in the UK,and this infographic explained how a dog friendly garden should look like. It is definitely food for thought for dog owners and lovers. Here is the infographic below.

 

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I bet many of you were not aware of these possible dangers in the garden. I know I was aware of any of these, until I came across this infographic. Good I did, because I now know we are not having a dog or any kind of pet anytime soon, because our garden is nowhere where it needs to be in order to have one safely.

Is your garden dog friendly? What are your thoughts on this?

Please free feel to sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the sunshine or rain wherever you are.

 

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My Summer Garden Dreams

I can smell summer! The pink leaves are disappearing from the trees, and the weather is getting warmer.

I have started dreaming of how I would love our garden to look like this summer. Summer time usually means garden makeover time. The neighbours and I usually abandon the gardens during the winter season, and for most of spring because it is freezing and we can’t be bothered to do anything garden related. I am sure this is the same in most homes.

However, all hands are on deck when it comes to garden improvements in the summer. Everyone is out getting the lawn cut, planting, tanning,  playing and just doing outdoor stuff, which is great for the soul.

I have a few ideas for our garden this summer. The kids would be off school in a few weeks, and I would love the garden to be more child friendly in time for the summer holidays. They enjoy playing outdoors like most children, so I would want to make the garden as child friendly as possible, so we can play safely. At the moment, our garden surface is all grass, so that might need changing or improving. I know there are different types of garden surfaces available but I will let the professionals decide on the best line of action to take.

The 2 pictures below best describe my dream summer garden. I need the garden to be pretty and functional to suit my family’s needs.

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This garden here is garden goals. I love the pink flowers a lot. It definitely looks cared for and it is super pretty.

 

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The slide caught my eye. This would make my 2 kiddies very happy, and hopefully keep them busy for a good amount of time.

I would want my ideal garden to have a child friendly surface, pretty flowers like the pink beauty in the picture above, a shade with some chairs and some space for child fun activities. We have quite a large shed in the garden already, but I am hoping the space we have left can still do the work.

Do you have any summer garden plans? How do you keep the kids entertained in the garden? Please share your thoughts and tips in the comments section. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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