How to Add Value to your House

How to Add Value to your House

If you’re looking to sell your house, or know that you might in a couple of years time, it’s worthwhile finding ways to add value to your house.

There are some big jobs that will add value to your house, such as adding bedrooms over garages, building bathrooms under the stairs, etc. But these are big tasks that require money, planning and time.

If you’re looking for affordable ways to spruce up your home that will also add value to your house, there is no shortage of ideas that might interest you. Here are some of the cheapest fixes to improve your property and boost its value:


Change the Kitchen Trimmings

As you’ll probably know, the kitchen is often the biggest selling point of a property. It’s certainly the heart of the home, so it pays to make it look as good as possible.

If you can’t afford to have a whole new kitchen fitted, then you should at least try to upgrade the taps, and the cabinet handles, perhaps add a new pendant light. All of these things will make the space seem fresher and more modern without costing you very much at all. If you have the time, sanding down and painting the existing cabinets might be worth looking into as well.


Invest in Newer Appliances

New, modern appliances make the kitchen seem a whole lot more modern, and the beauty of this particular idea is that you don’t have to upgrade them all at once. As they get older and stop working, replace them with sleek, modern models that match and make the kitchen look more ‘put-together’, and you’ll really make a difference.


Upgrade Your Doors

If you have a garden, then installing Bifold doors in the space where your home meets the garden is a really good way of adding value to your home and improving your space for you. Why? Because you can really make the garden an extension of your property when you have Bifold doors that you can fold away to bring the two together.

While we’re on the subject of doors, simply giving your exterior ones a new coat of paint, and perhaps a new handle and letterbox will really help to improve your home’s curb appeal, which is never a bad thing.


Brighten Up Your Bathroom

Like the kitchen, the bathroom is also a big selling point, which is why you might consider investing in new taps, basins and even just a new toilet seat if you want to make it seem brighter and fresher. When doing so, white is probably the way to go because it has a cleaner, fresher appearance and wider appeal.


Clean Your Carpets

If your home’s carpeted, then simply having a professional come in and clean them all can make your home look more expensive and all for just a few hundred pounds. If you hire a cleaning machine yourself, then it will cost you even less!


Get the Garden Looking Great

People often underestimate the amount of value a well-manicured garden can have on their house price and the interest in their home, but it can be immense. So, take the time to seed your lawn. Mow it regularly and invest in some pretty flowers. You’ll enjoy your garden more if you do too.


Have fun adding value to your home!



  1. December 10, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    I completely agree with everything you’ve said here, the current house I’m living in was a shipwreck but the kitchen was gorgeous country style so we decided to take it. We revamped the other rooms in the house but honestly that was easy.

    Ffi | The Essence of Red

    • sarahaelsley
      December 10, 2017 / 5:16 pm

      The kitchen’s the most expensive bit to replace so if that’s sorted, it makes everything so much easier.

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