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What are the Top 5 UK Value Adding Home Improvements?

Domestic & Commercial Builders, Home Improvement Experts, Refurbishments, Renovations, Loft Conversions

building03There is really no better way to breath new life into your property than by carrying out some smart home improvements. Whatever change you are considering, try to imagine you are a future buyer coming to view the house, and their impression. To help, we have compiled a list of the five most popular home improvements which are sure to raise the profile and consequently value of your home.

Surveys conducted by the National Association of Estate Agents revealed that the home improvements most often chosen that add value to the home are:

1. Loft Conversions – Value Added = 10%

Creating an extra bedroom is something many people dream of, as it can significantly enhance your living experience. Most do this by converting an existing loft or attic, which makes perfect sense as most of these dusty spaces sit empty except for numerous bags of unwanted, miscellaneous items.

2. Extra Bathrooms – Value Added = 6.10%

There is a big push for homes to have more than one bathroom, and this trend means that the addition of an extra bathroom is an extremely strong selling point. A new bathroom can be purpose designed from scratch, in the style of your choice, with state of the art, water saving fixtures and fittings.

3. New kitchens – Value Added = 5.80%

The kitchen is often the focal point of a home, and a fresh new kitchen will often appeal to buyers as it saves them a lot of time and hassle. Open plan combines dining and living spaces but avoid anything too stylised or quirky when placing on the market.

4. Central Heating – Value Added = 5.40%

You may be surprised that some homes either have no central heating or their existing boiler or system is in need of a replacement. Most people will assume you have central heating so you would be wise to have a system installed or upgraded to a more efficient model.

5. Conservatories – Value Added = 5%

Conservatories in effect offer more space for a wide range of uses. A big favourite with most people an elegant, well designed conservatory allows the family to enjoy the garden whatever the weather.

Whichever home improvement you decide on, its makes perfect sense to get any high quality flooring professionally cleaned or refurbished. This is a much cheaper option than replacement and results can be spectacular. Specialists like Lawco Flooring clean, repair, maintain and refurbish Italian marble, terrazzo, granite, limestone, Welsh slate and mosaic to an incredibly high standard.


Building Contractors, Plumbing, Heating, Bathroom & Kitchen Installation, Structural Alterations, Flooring