Simple renovations to increase your home’s resale value


Home renovations are a cost-effective way to get the home you’ve always wanted, whether you have the DIY skills to carry out the improvements yourself or hire expert contractors to do it for you. They can make a property seem fresh, new and exciting again and that can have an uplifting effect on everyone who lives within it. One other huge advantage of home renovations is that they can potentially increase your home’s resale value, so whether you plan on selling your home in the near or distant future, or leaving it to your children, you could eventually make money from your home improvement investments, and as these three renovations show, the simplest ideas can be the most effective.

1. Installing laminate kitchen worktops

The kitchen is the heart and soul of every great home; it’s a place where you prepare healthy, delicious meals, and a place where you can express your creativity or simply stand and talk with the ones you love. That’s why potential home buyers are always very interested in how a kitchen works, so it’s important that your work surfaces look clean and stylish. Laminate kitchen worktops are an ideal home renovation for a number of reasons: they are perfectly practical because they are very easy to clean and are incredibly tough, but they can also look strikingly beautiful. Laminate workshops for the kitchen also come in a wide variety of exciting styles, including sparkling granite effect and stylish walnut effect, and they’re great value for money too.

2. Adding a conservatory

A conservatory is one of the most versatile additions to any home, as it can be used for so many different things. It’s an ideal place in which to sit and read a good book, or eat meals in, but it’s also a perfect environment in which to meet and greet guests before a dinner party. Conservatories can also be very aesthetically pleasing, and they come in a variety of styles and sizes so you can opt for a large and expensive conservatory or a compact and beautiful orangery. They’re sure to be noticed by any potential house buyers, and can help your property stand out from the crowd.

3. Become more energy efficient

green house

People are becoming ever more aware of the dangers of climate change; that’s good news for our planet and for future generations, and it also means that people are conscious of the need to have energy efficient homes. In short, the greener and more energy efficient your home is, the more likely it is to appeal to future buyers and it will therefore increase the resale value. Simple yet effective renovations in this area include installing double or triple glazing, ensuring your doors are energy efficient, or adding loft insulation.

Adding a conservatory or double glazing can improve the overall appearance of your property and therefore its value too, but you can achieve similar results through something as simple as adding stylish laminate kitchen worktops that retain their good looks year after year. Combine these renovations with action to make your property greener, and you could potentially see a significant increase in its resale value.

We’ve got a huge number of kitchen worktops and other products to choose from here at Savoy Timber. You can choose your favourites from our stock right here at Savoy Timber, either by browsing them on our site or by visiting any of our three DIY stores in Preston, Blackpool or Wigan.