When it comes to adding value to your home a little bit of investment can go a long way. It is always worth to spend some time working on projects before placing your home on the market. Some projects can be done by yourself but if you feel in any doubt then hire in a professional fitter. Read on to find out our top five home improvement projects for under £1,000.
Your front door is your home’s kerb appeal. It is the first thing prospective buyers and guests see when they drive past or come to your house. It will be the first impression that they will get and an old, worn door isn’t going to give your home appeal. Replace it for wood, steel or UVPC and you will increase your home security which of course will be asked about when it comes to home insurance renewal time. Swap your door handle for a new one and choose a bright paint colour that is welcoming.
Our quick win… Replace your door number or name sign to give an instant fresh feel.
With us spending up to 3 hours a day in our kitchens it is no wonder the visual appeal of your kitchen is important to potential buyers. For under £1,000 there are many things you can do to give your kitchen an instant lift. Replacing your kitchen worktops is an easy fix with popular choices: from laminate, granite, wood and glass. If your tiles on the counter backsplash are looking a little dated replace these with new modern versions to add a modern feel to your home. Other simple options are repainting walls, repairing broken shelves, fixing leaking taps and upgrading electric sockets to include USB ports for modern appliances.
Our quick win… Replace drawer and door pulls.
Lighting is an important feature throughout the home and getting it right is the key to making your home appear larger and warmer. If you haven’t already then replace light fittings for energy-saving LED bulbs to reduce fuel costs and increase your home’s energy efficiency rating known as EPC rating. To save time on cleaning swap your light fittings for spotlights which require less cleaning, if you are unsure of doing this then hire in a qualified electrician.
Our quick win… Swap old light shades for new to show off the style in your home.
Transforming your garden is a must as we become a nation of garden-lovers. A place to relax; from creating new memories with children, to playing with pets to hosting garden BBQs there is something for everyone to do outdoors. To get your garden looking like it is straight-out-of-a-brochure all it takes is a little time and less than a £1,000. Use a pressure washer to hose down patios, walls and garden furniture. Be careful not to over-do this or do it too many times as it can cause wear. A hose and a sturdy garden brush will do the job just as well. Give old fences a new varnish or paint,choose pale pastel colours such as blue, green or pebble to fit in well with surroundings. Trim overgrown hedges and trees as well as borders to show off your garden to its fullest.
Our quick win… Fill gaps in paving with cement to stop weeds growing back.
When we think of the bathroom we think of a place we go for tranquillity and time to relax but it is also one of the most heavily trafficked rooms because of its functions. This makes it necessary to not overlook it when looking to sell your home. Guests and prospective home buyers are looking for a bathroom that is clean and free of unneeded clutter. Take the time to go through any lotions in the bathroom and store away the ones not used daily.
There are some simple things you can do now to make your bathroom more attractive. Replace old light fixtures and old shower curtains for new and modern choices such as nautical theme. Add towel bars and robe hooks to show off the full use of your bathroom, especially for smaller bathrooms. For under £1,000 you can replace your bathroom suite to really give your bathroom a feeling of an oasis.
Our quick win… Put out new towels when prospective buyers are coming around.
Transforming your home can be done for under £1,000 depending on the area you want to focus on. Many of the projects can be completed by yourself at but if you are unsure contact a reputable builder.
Here at IZ Livingly Homes we are specialists in building, renovation, and refurbishment projects. Our skilled and dedicated team loves nothing more than fulfilling your ideal home dreams! Whether you’re thinking of a new extension, loft conversion, a new kitchen, new bathroom, garage conversion or any kind of renovation or refurbishment, we’re proud to offer you all the benefits of a secure, trustworthy and committed home improvements company. Call us on 0114 349 0970 or us online to speak to one of our specialists today.