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How to Add Value to Your Dorset Home

Published: 25/07/2021

Add Value to Your Dorset Home

If you want to know how to add value to your Dorset home, it’s important to tick all the right boxes, so you are actually adding value without being out of pocket.
For example, certain projects are quick and easy and will add instant interior appeal, while others may be larger extensions that will give you kerb appeal or help your house sell for the right price on the property market.

Let’s have a look at some suggestions below.

Deal with Structural Issues

If you want to add value to your home, a good place to start is with the structural safety of your property. By making sure you are on top of structural issues will
massively impact the value of any house, so anyone wanting to add value to their home needs to make structural issues a priority.

Open Plan Living Area 

Research has found that removing an internal wall to create an open plan kitchen and diner was the best way to add value to a home. It could cost around

£3,500 but add £27,000 to the average home in Dorset.

Create a parking space 

We love green front gardens but if parking is at a premium in your neighbourhood then paving over part of your front garden to create space for off-road parking could significantly boost your home’s value.

Add Value to Your Home With a New Heating System

If you are still wondering how to add value to your home, look no further than the existing central heating system. Many old houses had either no central heating at all or old fashioned systems in need of updating.

Will a Garden Office Add Value? 

There has been a massive shift in the amount of people working from home, so garden offices are a big selling point and can add value to your home.
Garden offices make sense for many reasons. For those without the space to spare in their homes, a garden office can be the only way to create a productive office area.

Add Bifold Doors

Create instant wow factor and lots of light with some new bifold doors.

Bifold doors are a brilliant way to bring extra natural light in a house, whilst also creating both a visual and physical link to the outdoor spaces. And the benefits of bifold doors don't stop there either, as they can increase the sense of space and effectively create a whole new 'outdoor room' in the sunnier months.

Consider a Loft Conversion

A typical loft conversion costs around £500-600/m² compared to around twice this for an extension. In terms of adding value, it is likely to be a very good investment providing it adds more accommodation than it takes away (remember you need to make room for a full staircase, and this will take up existing space).