Commissioning a new kitchen is a popular home improvement, but can run up bills of over £30,000. Here is a guide to the best home improvements to undertake in order to add value to your home.
The number of us opting for a new bathroom is 39 percent, 34 percent install a new central heating system and 26 percent choose a garden upgrade or install double glazed windows. Homeowners who opt to build an extension is 17 percent and 12 percent fit solar panels or knock through rooms. Ten percent build a loft conversion and nine percent of homeowners add an extra bedroom to their homes.
Kitchen and bathroom improvements
Installing a new kitchen or bathroom is not a cheap or simple task, but there are ways to make it easier. Consider hiring a fitter yourself rather than one recommended to you by your kitchen or bathroom supplier, which will reduce costs. Going a step further, source kitchen or bathroom components yourself online as you do not have to opt for the highest price to achieve a good quality finish.
UK consumers apparently find it difficult to imagine how their homes could look, so consider hiring professionals to help you create your ideal home.
New central heating systems
New boilers are generally expensive investments for the home. Choose the most reliable boiler to save on costly repair and maintenance bills. Servicing contracts can prove unnecessary and could run at over £200 a year.
Installing double glazing
For homeowners in Worcestershire, enquire with a company specialising in double glazing in Worcester.
Double glazing can be a costly outlay, but there are a few ways to cut the price of installing new windows. UPVC casement is a much cheaper alternative to double-hung, hardwood sash windows, and can save up to £1,000 on the total bill. Think carefully how important the particular appearance of your windows is, as there are cost-effective options available, such as UPVC with wood effect. Companies such as Worcester double glazing company Firmfix can advise on the best windows for your renovation project.
Double glazed doors can also equal a sizeable cost, especially for large panes of glass or detailed panelling and ironmongery. Refitting and repurposing existing ironmongery will work out cheaper.