Whether you’re looking to sell or if you’re planning to stay, as homeowners we all only want the best for our homes and to increase their value. If you’re wondering how to do this, then read our comprehensive guide on how to increase the value of your home with our top 10 tips and tricks;

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10 ways to increase the value of your home

1. Open plan living– Knocking down a wall and making your home more open plan is one of the best ways to add value to your home. An open plan kitchen is highly sought after for the majority of buyers. Not only does open plan living make your home more visually appealing, it also creates more space and allows you to entertain.

2. Add a conservatory– Struggling for space? Adding a conservatory to your home is a great way to add an extra room, without having to go to the trouble of building an extension. According to a Checkatrade survey, adding a conservatory to your property can increase its value by 20%. Whatever your reasons for wanting additional space, the team at Poole Joinery promise to deliver a bespoke conservatory to your Dorset home.

3. Consider composite front doors– You may be wondering whether a new front door adds value? The answer is yes, and here’s why. Replacing your old external door with a composite door gives your home’s exterior a facelift. A new dark grey composite door is an excellent choice for attracting potential buyers, welcoming visitors, adding an elegant touch and improving your home’s safety and security.

4. Give your garden a makeover– Sprucing up your garden is a great way to add to the value of your home. If you’re thinking of selling, then it is important to have a clean and tidy garden to impress potential buyers. It is important to declutter your space as a spacious garden can greatly increase the value of your home.

5. Add double or triple glazing windows– Double glazing is quickly becoming a must have for potential buyers. Double glazed windows not only make your home more energy efficient, but they also offer better noise reduction and can increase your property value by up to 10%.

6. Install a new kitchen– Fitting a new kitchen can increase your home’s value by up to 10%. Kitchens are now becoming the heart of homes where we eat, cook, socialise and host so why not give your kitchen a revamp. No matter whether you’re planning on upgrading your kitchen to live in for the foreseeable or if you’re planning to sell, then it may be worth spending that little bit more to get the results that you really want.

7. Add bifolds– Is your home beginning to look outdated? An effective way to modernise your home is by adding bifold doors. Bifolds create a seamless transition between home and garden that allows for natural light to flood into any space. At Poole Joinery, we offer high quality bifolds in either uPVC or aluminium with a wide selection of finishes for you to choose from. Popular colour options are available such as new anthracite grey, rosewood, black ash and golden oak.

8. Create a driveway– There is nothing worse than not being able to park outside your own front door. Creating a driveway for your home has many benefits including easy access to your home and free parking.

9. Add an ensuite– Upgrading your bedroom by adding an ensuite is an excellent way to increase the value of your home. Potential buyers can be put off by the idea of having only one bathroom, so the idea of having two will make your home sound that little bit more attractive.

10. Consider a loft conversion– A loft conversion is a great way to add extra space and modern style with the property that you’ve already got. Building up into the loft is a good idea because it adds a whopping 20% of value to your home, and it doesn’t eat into any valuable garden space as you’re only building up.

Quality home improvements from Poole Joinery

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As the days become longer and summer is in sight, now is the time to think about home improvements. At Poole Joinery we offer a range of high-quality products including; windows, doors, glazed extensions and roofs.

We also offer a range of high-performance conservatories. We offer various styles of conservatories to suit any style and age of home. Specific styles that we offer include; Victorian, Edwardian, Gable, Lean-to, T-shape and P-shape. A conservatory from Poole Joinery is available with either a glass or tiled roof. Depending on your personal preferences, we will help determine the type of roof that’s right for you. Our conservatories are also completely customisable which allows you to find the perfect fit for your home.

For your next home improvement project, you can rely on our expert team at Poole Joinery who have years of experience working in Poole, Dorset, Wimborne, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Swanage, Ringwood and Verwood.

For more information contact our friendly team of professionals for a free, no obligation quote.

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