3 ways to add value to your property (even if you aren’t planning on selling right now!)
1 October 2018 |Advice & Guidance
If you’re in the process of selling your home, it’s more than likely you’ll be seeking a profit to better your family life by moving up the Suffolk property ladder. Even if you’re not focused on selling your home at the moment, it’s best to be proactive and look to the future. With this in mind, we’ve researched the market for you and come up with some notable value-adding options to enhance your property value.
Ways to increase property value
1. Side return kitchen extension
In today’s property market, increasing the space within is always popular amongst property buyers. Side returns are the narrow alley that runs adjacent to the kitchen space, generally found in a typical terraced or semi-detached home. Our single storey extensions are ideal for this type of renovation work; increasing valuable space, light and the functionality of your home’s layout, as well as potentially increasing your home’s value by 12-15%.
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2. Add a conservatory
Conservatories have real potential to add around 10% on to your property value. Versatile, bright and airy, they make perfect spaces to entertain in but they can be utilised in a limitless amount of ways. From traditional structures right through to ultra-modern installations, we’re confident we have a conservatory style to increase your property value as well the enjoyment of your home.
Read this guide from Which? for detailed information on conservatory styles featuring images of SEH BAC’s conservatory installations.
3. Increase your EPC rating
Energy Performance Certificates are required by law when selling a property and must be shown to potential buyers. They’re incredibly important to buyers because they provide an understanding of the property’s energy use and typical energy costs. EPCs are also very helpful for homeowners and property sellers, as it provides recommendations on how to reduce energy use throughout the property, in turn saving money by reducing household bills. Considering the UK’s average EPC rating is D, recent research shows us that increasing your EPC rating could have considerable financial benefits for Suffolk homeowners. For example, by upgrading the lowest EPC rating of G to an F, astonishingly this can increase property value (on average) by 6%. Furthermore, taking a larger step and raising EPCs to the highest rating of A or B can boost potential sale prices by an incredible 14%.
Window energy efficiency is very important to us at SEH BAC, which is why our windows achieve the highest Window Energy Ratings (WER) available; from A to A+. As we’ve said, the EPC will provide a detailed report on how your properties energy performance can be enhanced, which can range from anywhere between installing a thermally efficient front door, upgrading windows to double glazing or comfort glass to replacing a boiler.
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Add notable value to your Suffolk home with an SEH BAC renovation
Whether you’re looking to move up the property ladder or simply improve your lifestyle, visit one of our extensive show centres for further home improvement inspiration. Or for additional value-adding ideas, such as incorporating high-quality patio doors, French doors or bifold doors into your new extension plan, contact the SEH BAC team for further assistance.