Making some basic home improvements can be especially rewarding. If you are planning to stay in the home for a while longer it can make the family home more habitable and enjoyable to live in or if you are planning to sell or rent the accommodation it can be an added attraction that could add value to the property. Whatever the motivation to your home improvements these do need to be complex or expensive – there are some really simple but effective options.
Build a Garage
If you have a garage then it can make a lot of difference to your home value. It is not common for people to actually store their motor vehicles in garages however if they don’t they can use it for good storage space. You may think that building one of these from scratch would be a lot of time and money however nowadays it’s not really a big project and is relatively simple. The design, material and construction can be helped with thanks to companies where you can see real examples of how this has been done in a simple way are the perfect help. You can also price up the building using their online calculator to get an idea of how much it will cost you.
One thing you do need to look out for though is ensuring that you the correct permissions form authorities if going down this route. You can’t just go ahead and erect buildings in all instances (even if it is your own property) as this generally needs approval from the authorities (or even your neighbours).
Build a Driveway
Having your car off the street and on your drive is a good way to add some improvements. This can be particularly invaluable if you live in a densely populated area where parking on the street can be difficult. Also for security this is a big plus (and can help with your car insurance price). Building a driveway can also be a pretty simple and inexpensive task depending on your requirements, but it certainly pays to do your research into new driveway costs before starting yourself or hiring someone. A lot of people will do this themselves with the correct materials and foundations or with a little help from friends. Some others may call on the professionals to do this hassle free for them. Similar to the garage, just bear in mind that even for a driveway you may need to get permission from the authorities to do this so check this out in advance.
Landscape the Garden
Investing in a decked seating area or outside living area is always a good investment. As much as the Great British weather likes to keep us on our toes we do still get lots of sunny days, these past couple of weeks being prime example. Having space to sit outside, for the children to play and for general escapism is always a bonus when it comes to adding both interest and value to your home.
It may not seem like much but whether you choose hedging or fencing, the privacy these can give will add appeal and value to you home. Likewise, security cameras and lighting not only add protection but also can be ambient too. Spot light in trees or from the sides of the home facing a seated area are welcome on night time picnics and bbqs. Fairy lights, trellis and climbing plants can provide a shield to give privacy as well as shelter.
Now that the weather is beautiful take the opportunity to have a walk around your property and see what improvements you could make.
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