Our home is the centre of our busy lives – it’s where we eat, sleep, and spend time with our loved ones – and it’s all too easy to forget that our homes are also a financial asset.

While improving your home’s value may require a little bit more than just a lick of paint, you don’t have to spend the Earth to create a big impact.

Why should you increase the value of your home?

Whether you’re planning on selling soon or not, your home is worth investing in. With a few simple changes, you can make your house a better place to live and increase its value should you choose to sell.

Although you might think that this is a hugely expensive endeavour, the good news is that increasing your home’s value can be done with just a few upgrades and changes. While plenty of estate agents may tell you that you need an entirely new kitchen or an extra bedroom, there are a few simpler home improvements that can make a huge difference.

Classic white uPVC casement window

How to increase the value of your home

When trying to increase the value of your home, consider what most prospective buyers will be looking for. While this will vary from buyer to buyer, there are a few improvements (such as increasing thermal efficiency and maximising the useable square footage of your home) that will increase your property’s value.

Upgrade your kerb appeal

First impressions matter. The view from the kerb is the first thing people will see when they approach your property, so it’s worth investing in.

One of the most striking ways you can enhance your kerb appeal is with a new front door. With a range of styles and colours available, a new front door is a great opportunity to express your individuality and personal style. uPVC is well-known for its durability, and it’s also an affordable material for those on a budget. uPVC is a great low-cost way to make an excellent first impression.

You don’t have to opt for plain white uPVC – these days, uPVC doors can be created in a range of traditional and contemporary shades and finishes.

A closed chartwell green composite stable door

Improve your property’s energy efficiency

As we all strive to lower our carbon footprint and reduce our energy bills, many homeowners are prioritising thermal efficiency. An energy performance certificate (EPC) will be needed when selling your property, and replacing your windows with energy efficient styles can improve your rating and help your property stand out in the market.

Energy efficient windows come in a range of styles, from heritage classics like vertical sliding windows to contemporary tilt & turn.

Vertical slider window with Georgian bars

Bring the outside into your living area

Spending time outdoors isn’t always easy given the temperamental British weather, but there are other ways of bringing the outside in.

A glazed extension is a fantastic way to add value to your home, and orangeries are increasingly popular. Orangeries are typically more versatile than conservatories, and you can also add a roof lantern to add a sense of space and increase the amount of natural light. These structures don’t always require planning permission, so the process could be simpler, quicker and more affordable than you might think.

Increase your living space

Even if you don’t have a wealth of space at your disposal, you can create the illusion of having more space by adding a porch or veranda to your property.

Space is often one of the most sought-after features in a home, especially for larger families, so adding space (or the illusion of it) can help increase the value of your home. Adding a porch will create some extra space by your entranceway and will involve the least amount of structural work, while an aluminium veranda will extend the useable space of your garden.

Get heritage aesthetics

Whether your home is a modern newbuild or a historic property, heritage aesthetics are always valued for their charm and timeless appeal.

One of the best ways to add a dose of heritage charm to your property is to add new windows.

Older or poorly maintained timber windows, while aesthetically appealing, typically offer poor thermal performance. Thankfully, you can now get the heritage aesthetics of traditional timber windows but with the added benefits of modern materials.

uPVC windows can be created to authentically replicate the styles of traditional windows seen in historic buildings. With exceptional thermal efficiency and security features, windows such as the Residence Collection offer heritage aesthetics for any home.

Increase the value of your home with Poole Joinery

If you’d like to find out more about how to increase the value of your home or discuss your options, get in touch! All of the home improvements mentioned are available from Poole Joinery, and we pride ourselves on providing homeowners with high quality products that will enhance their property’s value.

Ready to get the ball rolling? Please contact us via our website or give us a call on 01202 661299 for a free quote. Our experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have.