Renovating a house can be a quagmire of confusion and uncertainty. Will such undertakings improve the value of your house or even simply the quality of life within your own home, and in turn are renovations actually worth it at all or should you simply pack up and sell if you are no longer content with the house you live in?
Ultimately, the answer will change depending on what you want to achieve. If you aren’t too bothered about recouping the amount of money you spend on renovations ,then anything that is going to improve your quality of life could be deemed a good investment. However if, like many, you don’t want to simply throw cash away it is worth understanding which changes will make a difference to your house price.
Ultimately, it is worth remembering that making too many changes to your house might not pay off, even if you are making genuine improvements that will be sincerely wanted by buyers. The problem is that other house prices in your area are likely to bring the cost down and even if you have everything a buyer could want, if all the other house prices around you are far lower, the price may seem excessive.
Therefore, make sure that such renovations and changes are done in moderation and you stick to simply making the changes that you actually feel you need.Bathrooms are a good place to start, and adding additional bathrooms will almost certainly recoup the money you spend on them. If you are adding a second bathroom or simply redoing your current one, it is well worth including walk in baths as these will not only boost the value of a house proportionately, but will also make your house more appealing to a wider range of people such as those with mobility problems.
Walk in showers will also have a marked effect on the price of your house as not only are walk in showers practical, but they are also extremely stylish meaning they will appeal as much to professional young couples as they will to those with reduced mobility.Bathrooms and walk in baths aside, double glazing will always be a good investment. Whilst it might not raise the price of your home proportionately, the savings you will make on energy bills will help to ensure that such a change is well worth the money.
Finally, garages are always enticing commodities, so building or extending one is likely to see you recouping the initial outlay.On the other hand it is worth being aware that certain additions could harm your chances of selling. Items such as swimming pools may seem like they will greatly increase your house’s desirability but they may actually in fact put off people with small children as well as those who simply don’t enjoy swimming.
Therefore, when it comes to thinking about renovations, don’t just consider what you will want, but instead remember to think about what others might want and what could harm your chances of selling too.