It’s no secret that home improvements can (but not always) add value to your property. If you’re selling, surveys have shown that homebuyers typically like to see
- A new kitchen and bathroom
- A parking space or a garage
- Fuel-efficient features, like double glazing, insulation and new boilers
Why not see if you’re eligible for a grant from the government to improve the energy efficiency of your home?
Extra space is always popular with buyers, so home extensions, loft conversions and conservatories are popular improvements to make. But don’t assume your outlay will automatically translate into an increase in the value of your home when you sell. And make sure you go for quality, because home improvements done badly can devalue your property.
If you’re not sure about what planning permissions you need, and what building regulations apply, check the government’s planning portal. It breaks down improvements by each area and feature of your home.