Do you ever watch those home makeover shows on television? They typically consist of a home owner blubbering about their desperate DIY situation while a toothy host barks at harangued builders to finish an MDF hot tub? Quite simply, they’re abhorrent. One thing they are good at, though, is making us feel guilty about the state of our own homes, which can mean long weekends filled with DIY in a futile attempt to keep up with the Joneses.
But did you know there are some easy ways to add value to your home without watching dated repeats of Changing Rooms and dressing like Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen?
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Read on to find out more …
It’s hardly a secret that double glazing boosts the value of your home, but it can also save you money in the long run. How? Because A-rated double glazing gives you a saving of between £90 and £120 a year on your heating bill – and it should last for 20 years, which equates to around £2,100.
Spruce Up the Exterior
There’s no point forking out for double glazing if the front of your property looks like the bomb squad has had a go at it. Consequently, make sure you dig the weeds out of your garden, paint the fence and give your front door a bit of tender loving care.
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Hit The Roof
Again, if your roof has more holes in it than Swiss cheese used as target practice, it’s vital you invest time and money into getting it fixed. Not only will a visibly damaged roof drag down the value of your home, it’ll have your neighbours gossiping like a fishwife on her third can of Red Bull.
Paint and Decorate
If you tend to wander from room to room shaking your fist at the drab looking walls, it’s perhaps time you got your paintbrush out. After all, giving a tired room a fresh lick of paint can be all it takes to transform your living room into a suburban masterpiece. Maybe.
Insulate Your Loft
Fancy guaranteeing a boost to your home’s value? Insulate your loft. Head to your local DIY store and pick up some loft insulation roll and install it yourself. Why? Because it improves your home’s energy efficiency, which helps reduce your heating bills – and that can only be a good thing …