National Home Improvement Month

National Home Improvement Month

Last month, specialist home insurance company, Hiscox, revealed that the number of homeowners choosing to invest in their property instead of moving houses has increased significantly within the last five years.

This month, NAEA Propertymark has revealed that UK homeowners have spent a total of £41 billion doing up their homes over the last five years – an average of £1,875 spent in each home.

As April is National Home Improvement Month, we’ve taken a look at the best ways to improve your home and increase its property value for when you do decide to move house.

Kitchen extensions – Kitchens trends are constantly changing, so when improving your home, it’s best to focus on your own style. Box shelving, sensor taps, large sinks and bold colours are all the rage however if these styles don’t suit you, they don’t have to be incorporated; the extension itself will increase the property’s value.

Ensuite bathrooms – If your home only has one bathroom currently, adding a second bathroom, especially as an ensuite, can increase your property’s value. Whether the style of your new bathroom is modern or traditional, installing furniture and sanitaryware that keep the fixtures and fittings hidden from sight is a sure way to complete an elegant design.

Conservatories – The best conservatories use double glazed windows with solid and secure frames across large areas as this allows the light from the sun into the home whilst preventing heat loss from inside the home.

There are many other home improvements that can be undertaken to improve your quality of life within your own house as well as your property value, and as April is National Home Improvement Month, why not start now?