Whether you plan on selling your property in the near future, or simply wish to safeguard it's value, making strategic choices over the maintenance of your home can stand as a fantastic investment. Any property is an asset, and we would all hope that it's value will increase over time. If you are considering an update or overhaul, Unique Bespoke Wood have compiled a list of excellent ways in which you can improve your home to the benefit of both yourself, and your wealth!
1. Upgrade To Stunning Hardwood Floors
There is much to be said for wooden floors when it comes to increasing home value. Research suggests that there is no better option for enticing future buyers, not to mention the enjoyment to be found when inhabiting a space with stunning wooden floors! From spectacular floors of oak, ash, or walnut, treated and finished in inumerably different ways, through to spectacular chevron parquet flooring – or even antique reclaimed wood for historic character – your options are vast.
Solid hardwood flooring is of course timelessly celebrated, but what you may not realise is the outstanding quality and durability of engineered wood flooring today. When it comes to renovations, engineered flooring offers fantastic versatility. An engineered floor can be floated on an underlay, making it a highly practical choice in a space that was previously carpeted. At Unique Bespoke Wood we offer a 25 year warranty on our engineered wood flooring, which should give you a sense of the excellent value represented in this property-value boosting investment!
2. Let The Shine Light In!
The light within a space will have an undeniable impact on it's desirability. You may dream of entirely updating your windows, or you may hope to bring brightness to just one area. Adding a new window over a dim staircase, or skylights to a dingy loft room can work wonders. If bringing natural light into the space you wish to lift simply isn't an option, consider opening things up by addind some well placed spot lights or strip lights. A cave-like vibe within any home is certainly not going to show it at it's greatest potential!
The pleasure of inahbiting a well lit space is certainly a large draw to adding a conservatory to any home. Creating more space and allowing inhabitants to bask in the light without feeling the breeze adds value through footprint and novelty. Why not consider a conservatory dining area that flows naturally from your kitchen?
3. Add Some Architectural Features
The most ordinary of spaces can be entirely transformed with some thoughtfully added features. Reinvent the ambience of a space by adding elegant chair or cournice moulding. Give warmth and interest to a contemporary space by creating a feature wall with a beautifully grained hardwood cladding. Even by zeroing in on little details, such as replacing door handles or switch and socket covers, you can use creative flares to make each space more unique and memorable.
Finish Your Basement Or Attic
When an extension isn't an option, it can be easy to overlook the space we already have. Is there an area of the home that you wish to add value to that you are failing to take advantage of? A basement or attic offer fantastic unrealised potential in terms of added value versus investment. Imagine manifesting another bedroom or an office. Perhaps a large, open plan basement could be a bar or media room? That attic could become the ultimate playroom for the kids – no adults allowed! Sometimes, a little imagination is all that is required for us to begin seeing an unloved space as something entirely new.
Make It Low-Maintenance
For any prospective buyer of a property, imagining their life within a space is an inportant part of the process. If they look around and imagine nightmarish upkeep, they will likely be put off. Whenever you make modifications to your home, consider the long term practicality of your choices. From surfaces that are easy to clean, through to floors that hold the durability to tolerate all the life that will play out upon them, minimal maintenance is a must! This is one of the many reasons why hardwood floors are so popular. They are tough enough to show no evidence of untold adventures and mishaps, while being fantastically hygenic. Wooden floors facilitate a dust-free environment, low in allergens, and easy to keep clean and tidy.
Consider The First Impressions
Our human instincts lead us to size up what's around us and draw conclusions very quickly. First impressions are crucial for the saleability of homes, and the value that they can command! With this in mind, consider the curb-appeal of your home – the impression it creates when first approached – and the first frame that anyone will view as they enter each area. A wow-enducing hallway is perfect for stimulating love at first sight! Why not make your entry space a show-stopper with an excuisite herringbone parquet or even versailles parquet wooden floor?
The other first impression that brings great back for buck is the first glance at your outdoor space, should the home in question have one. Again, useability is key – potential buyers must imagine enjoying the space – so investing in outdoor seating or even an outdoor dining area can make a huge difference. A decked area can create what functions as another room outside. Why not explore Unique Bespoke Wood's outstanding composite wood decking, for a waterproof, splinter free and slip resistant deck that is built for longevity. Quality and durability are always worth spending a little more on when adding value to your home. Poor craftmanship often offers false economy, while what is built to last will always elevate the experience of being in a home, and of course it's price!
Unique Bespoke Wood are always on hand to guide you on what our products can bring to your home or interior. Contact the team today and learn more about your home's untapped potential!