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5 Value-Adding Home Improvement Projects

December 1, 2014

Making upgrades to your house is one of the great joys of being a homeowner. As well as improving your home life, choosing the right improvements will add value to your property. To give you a bit of inspiration, we will talk through a few of the most popular home enhancements that you can make.   

Remodelling the Kitchen

Upgrading the kitchen is right up at the top of the list of most popular home improvements. Prices tend to vary massively, but you will usually recoup a significant amount of your initial investment. You don’t even have to do everything all in one go. You could start by giving the room a quick lick of paint, before moving on to replace furniture items. If you are going to go the whole hog and replace the appliances as well, make sure you go for energy-efficient models so you save cash on your bills.

Bathroom Addition   

Even adding a small bathroom can make your property a whole lot more valuable. Look at any spare rooms or underutilised spaces such as closets. If you have a limited amount of space, you could just go for a single shower, toilet and sink. On the other hand, you could contact a firm like Million Dollar Makeovers if you are planning to go for a full extension. For example, you may be looking to add an en-suite bathroom to your master bedroom.

Reinvent a Room

Basements, attics and garages tend to be high up on the list of rooms that can be reinvented. So, you could convert one of these into an extra bedroom or a second living room. Buyers like to see potential in a property, and if there is a room that has already been converted into a living space, this can end up being a particularly attractive proposition. Of course, this can end up being an expensive project so you want to make sure that you are actually going to get some usage out of the space.


Moving onto the outside of your house, creating an area in your garden where you can sit and relax is a good idea for both your home life and its value. The cost of decking depends on the design and the quality of the materials used. Doing the work yourself will save you a significant chunk of cash, and it also doesn’t have to be that challenging of a task. There is plenty of advice available online telling you how you can do this job successfully.

Basic Updates

At the other end of the scale to the things we have already talked about, just a few simple home upgrades can really make all the difference. Freshening up the paintwork, replacing rotting wood and clearing away mould are just a few of the jobs which you should look to keep on top of.

Deciding which home improvements to do depends on your timeframes and budget, but make sure you prioritise the ones that are going to add value to your property.  

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