Renovating your home can be a lot more affordable than moving to a new property; it’s also less of an upheaval than moving to a brand new neighbourhood. Renovation is also an excellent way of adding value to your property so that if you do decide to move on you can secure a better sale price for your home.

Of course, renovation projects need to be well planned if they are to be successful, especially if it’s a major project that you are looking to undertake. We are going to take a look at the type of renovation work you may want to consider if you want to increase the value of your property. We are also going to give you some tips about the things you need to think about before embarking on such a project.

What type of renovation work should you consider?

As we have already mentioned, a renovation project can be an excellent idea. The problem is that it’s very easy to get carried away with yourself when you start to renovate. This is why it’s very important to plan your budget and project timescales carefully.

You need to be realistic about the amount of money you can afford to invest in the renovation. Do not forget that you need to factor in some wiggle room. No matter how well you plan there is always the chance of some additional expense.

When you are planning the timeline for your project you need to think about other considerations in your life; are there any busy periods coming up at work, is there are a family event coming up that may take you away from home for a few days? Even if you are not completing a lot of the work yourself there is a good chance your input may be needed. If you are not available this could cause delays.

What type of renovation work should you consider?

One thing it’s important to note is that you should not shy away from renovation work that is centred on your own comfort and satisfaction. This sort of work can combine well with more practical improvements. Let’s take a look at some of the renovation projects you may want to consider.

Extending your home

If the project is completed to a high standard a home extension is an excellent way of adding value to your property. One thing you should always remember, before the work commences, is to ensure that you have the correct permission in place to make the changes.

Repairing the exterior of your property

All too often people concentrate on decorating the interior of their home and forget about the outside. It’s very important to pay attention to getting cracks in walls repaired and to make sure that gutters and pipes are in a good state of repair. If there is a problem with the guttering or pipes this can lead to water leaking into your home and causing significant damage. Making sure that the exterior of your home is in good repair is a sure fire way of adding value to the property.

Cladding the exterior of your property

If you want to make sure that the exterior of your property looks great, and is well protected, exterior wall cladding is a good idea. Cladding is an excellent insulation tool and it protects your property against extremes of weather, such as hailstones and high winds. This type of protection can be a positive selling point if you put your property on the market.

If you undertake any of these renovation projects you can add to the value of your property. Just remember to plan and budget carefully and to hire experienced professionals to help you complete the project.