Home Improvements That Last a Lifetime
Home improvement projects come in a vast variety of shapes and sizes and your priorities will obviously depend on what needs doing to your house, along with the vision of your dream home. However, some home improvements have much more staying power than others, so some projects you should only plan on doing once. It’s also important to tackle home improvements which are certain to add to the value of your home for years to come.
While exciting projects such as a stylish new kitchen and garden patio can seem like durable projects which will also add value, it’s actually not the best choice for increasing your asking price. Don’t forget, trends and styles change which mean by the time you decide to sell, that stylish kitchen will be outdated, and probably need replacing again. It’s often the more practical projects which can offer the biggest returns on investment. Take a look at our top home improvements which stand the test of time:
New front door
An attractive front door that gives a good impression from the word go is a great way to add value to your home. After all, this is the first thing that visitors and potential buyers will see when they come to view the property. It’s also a fairly inexpensive job to replace a front door with a brand new double glazed front door – not to mention it could improve the energy efficiency of your home too. Steel doors are one of the most energy efficient doors, and you can also paint over them in the future if you decide to restyle the exterior of your property.
New wooden flooring
Carpets need replacing every few years or so, but wooden flooring has longevity. It comes in a range of styles, so there is bound to be a contemporary or traditional style of flooring to suit your home. If you keep it in good condition, there’s no reason why high quality wooden flooring can’t last for decades. Now that’s an investment!
The main thing that modern buyers are searching for is space. Even if you have a small to average sized two bed terrace, there are ways to maximise your space. Loft conversions are a great way to add an entire floor to your home, and similarly conservatories are a popular choice for extensions – you often don’t need to apply for planning permission. A conservatory can boost the value of your home by 5% and any projects which increase the space in the home can be a worthwhile investment.
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