How Can Property Refurbishment London Add Value?
Refurbishments are often made to make our homes more liveable, but changes should rarely be carried out unless they add significant value to your property. When it comes to flat refurbishment, a small change can bring significant benefit to your home and help you quickly scale the property ladder.
Here are some of our favourite changes that you can make in order to bring added, essential value to your home. Starting with –
With climate change and going green at the forefront of people’s minds, being able to live sustainably is an incredible value-add for any future buyer and can help save you money into the bargain. A quick and simple improvement involves adding a Nest or thermostat to your house. This can be controlled remotely by your phone and pre-programmed to come on throughout the day as required. This can be further helped by consulting the energy saving trust and seeing if you can get any additional support with your scheduled works. Due to the nature of their design, flats can be very hard to optimise for energy efficiency and taking the time to see what energy-saving changes you have can be a powerful force multiplier. Adding extra conveniences like USB sockets and improving your Wi-Fi with range extenders is also great for sites where connectivity can be an issue.
Kitchen renovation and upgrade
Often referred to as the heart of the house, refitting the kitchen in your flat can quickly improve the value of your home. This can be as simple as minor as a straightforward kitchen remodel or end-to-end improvement. This can include repainting your kitchen units and upgrading your drawer and door handles to remove scuffs and scratches. If you want to invest more heavily, this can include upgrading your dishwasher or washing machine units and upgrading to Corian countertops. While a total refit may not be necessary, doing enough to prevent the new homeowner from having to complete a full refit can be very attractive to future owners. Choosing something effective and simple like adding a new backsplash and tiling can also prove to be a useful value add for many buyers.
New windows and doors
A quick and simple trick, upgrading your windows can not only transform the look of a flat but preserve heat and vastly improve the views you enjoy. Installing vinyl windows can improve the quality of life coming into your apartment and is an incredibly attractive proposition for new owners. Vinyl windows have high durability, energy efficiency, and are incredibly easy to use when it comes to cleaning. This can also extend to replacing the interior doors in your home with vinyl equivalents, though it is important to check if you are required to install door-closers and make sure that the house is up to code when it comes to fire risks.
If you’re looking for a London refurbishment company to help you add value to your property for a future resale, we hope you don’t hesitate to get in touch with our highly trained team and let us know exactly what you need from us to help make your house a home.
May 22, 2019