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What Building Projects Could Potentially Increase The Value of My Property?

Intending to sell your home within the next few years? Did you know that spring is considered to be the best time to sell ? Representing a fresh start and the promise of an enjoyable summer to come, it will turn dull, dank and lifeless gardens into beautiful, colourful spaces. An attraction that may be too good to resist for those hunting amongst the housing market.

As a leading provider of building supplies in Surrey here at Pennyhill Timber, we are constantly fielding questions from homeowners about the best materials to use to improve the aesthetic look and functionality of their properties. So, if you're considering selling your home in the spring and are thinking about getting it ready, up to its best condition to get the best value, we've put together some building projects you should contemplate doing.

Pennyhill Timber: Great Value Building Supplies In Surrey

For over two decades, the team here at Pennyhill have been dedicated to sourcing the best materials for great prices – savings and qualities that we pass onto our customers. As a result, we have grown our building supplies in Surrey service, helping home and business owners to improve the look and functionalities of their properties, as well as adding increased value.

So without further ado, here are some tips on projects that could increase the value of your home:

What Building Projects Could Increase The Value of My Home?

Prioritise Cost Effectiveness.

When you're considering which areas of your home to concentrate on, it's important to consider balancing the financial investment, the time you spend renovating and your expected returns. By having a clear plan, you will be able to estimate whether the project is worth undertaking, or not. Also, a plan would help you to think about where you might make adjustments to decrease the total cost, saving money for areas that would add more value to the property (for example, a leaky roof should be prioritised over changing the bathroom tiles etc). In terms of timescale, think about how long the project will take and how much inconvenience it may cause to your daily life – will it be worth it for the estimated profits?

Remedy Any Structural Issues.

One of the major reasons why people seek out our help in providing them with building supplies in Surrey is to provide them with the right materials to strengthen the structural integrity of their property. Although these types of projects may prove expensive and time-consuming – something like an unstable roof is a must-fix if you want to sell your house for any decent price.

Always make sure that you undertake any structural projects first, before concentrating on the cosmetic stuff – causing huge amounts of upheaval, it's always best to ' settle the canvas, before getting the lid off the paint'. It may be a tempting idea to use a cosmetic solution to cover up any structural problems but this will never fool any property agent; having a strong and stable build will always be worth more.

Consider a Loft Conversion.

A great way to add more value to a property is by increasing the floor space – a loft conversion will help to do this. Whether you want to add an extra bedroom, bathroom or any type of room, in fact, the extra facilities will provide intrigue to your property, adding the extra monetary value. A 'standard loft conversion' is one that doesn't change the roof structure and could cost from around £20,000 to upwards of £40,000 – but it could potentially add as much as 20% to the value of the property. A loft conversion is a particularly popular reason why many of our customers choose our building supplies in Surrey service.

Concentrate on The Kitchen.

For many people, the kitchen is the focal point of their homes – so a clean and modern fit out will be the priority for many buyers. If yours looks dated, a new one would greatly increase the saleability of your property. The flooring is a great place to start, with chipboards providing a cost-effective and versatile option to improve the look and feel of the boards underfoot. By topping them with an attractive covering, you will be providing the kitchen with a secure, stable and stunning-looking base to build a great kitchen on.

Cultivating The Garden.

We're back to where we started at the top of this blog – as the first sight the potential buyers clasp their eyes upon when they visit your property, the look of the garden is an important factor in setting the ideal first impression. It will probably be the case that what they experience on their first contact with your property, may cloud their judgement of what they see inside – make it a sunshiny cloud, rather than a rainy one.

So aside from giving it a tidy, laying some turf, planting some flowers and removing the creepiest of your gnomes, there are a wide range of garden improvements that you can undertake to increase the value of the property. Wooden decking can provide a cool place to sit outside in the summer months – with adequate covering, it can also be a snug place to sit in winter too . Creating a strong and secure fence is also another great way to add value – and provides the final touch to a beautiful-looking home.

Improve Your Home, With Building Supplies From Pennyhill Timber

Please feel free to browse around our website to see the wide range of building products that we have on sale. If you have any questions about any aspect of our building supplies in Surrey service or simply need to learn more about how you could potentially increase the value of your home, our friendly team are on standby to take your call. Get in touch with us on 01483 486 739 or send any e-mails enquiries to info@pennyhilltimber.co.uk

You can also visit us in person at our Surrey timber yard – we're located at Lucas Green Road, West End, Woking, GU24 9YB.