Add value by adding space
A dilemma faced by many homeowners is the fact that they may love the area they live in and love their home but may be stuck for space. Instead of moving out why not think about adding more space?
There are many ways that you can add space to your home including loft and basement conversions, adding a conservatory or even building an extension. In the majority of cases too, if you create extra space you will potentially increase the overall value of your home.
Phil Spencer's top 20 ways of increasing the value of your home includes concentrating on improving your kitchen to add an extra 4 % to your house value. Recently we have had a new kitchen and the way it is now arranged has given us extra space, with more cupboards and less clutter. We had the sink moved and used reliable plumbers and fitters to make the process smoother.
Take a step back and consider the layout of your room and highlight what space you can make the most of. Start by placing the largest pieces of furniture first as this will help make best use of the space and aim to fit smaller pieces and accessories around it.
Take this opportunity to get rid of any items you don’t need and that aren’t adding to the room visually. Give away old furniture to charity shops or sell it at a car boot sale and use the money to buy something more fitting for the room. You might even find that a particular item would be better suited for another room in your home.
Enhance its features
If there’s something in your home that you’ve always loved but is surrounded by clutter or hidden behind furniture, consider making changes and turning it into a main focal point in your room and let everything else revolve around it.
Your focal piece could be anything from your favourite piece of artwork, to statement lighting to a vintage fireplace or a wall mural; the key is to find something that stands out. Use your focal point to start creating the story for the rest of the room and choose furniture, colours, and accessories that will complement it to create a coherent theme throughout.
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