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How to add value to your home?


1st July 2022

There are many different ways you can add value to your home, from loft conversions to a new kitchen or bathroom. A great way to add value is your kerb appeal and garden. Kerb appeal is important, if your home is for sale, it’s the first picture potential buyers will see when doing a property search, it’s essentially the first impression they will see of your home. Even if you’re not looking to sell, the outside of your home says a lot about you and gives visitors, friends, and family an idea of what’s to come, plus it’s always worth adding value to your home. Below are 7 ideas on what you can do to add value:

  1. The building

Let’s get the exterior of the building looking great! Think about repainting areas that need it, pressure washing the brick/stone to revamp it and making sure the windows look clean and fresh. Giving the outside a new lease of life can transform the outside of your home.

  1. Front garden

Most people tend to forget about the front garden of their home, focusing solely or mostly on the back. The front garden is just as important and gives your home a nice setting. You could create sections in the front with a driveway area, a plant area or simply a gravelled area for a bench or bird bath. Even if you don’t really have a front garden, adding a hanging basket or two can make a difference to the appeal of your home.

  1. Back garden

They always say that kitchens, bathrooms, and gardens sell homes, so making sure your back garden is looking tidy and well cared for is a must. Make sure to keep any grassy areas cut, prune any trees or shrubs that you have, keep your plants looking vibrant, and if you have seating areas make sure they look updated and clean. Updating or adding a seating area to your back garden is like having an extra room in your home, you could have a gravelled seating area, a patio seating area or even a resin seating area. This gives you somewhere to be proud of and great for entertaining!

  1. Pathways

If you have a pathway to your front door and it’s looking a little tired or cracked, you may want to consider updating the path. Whether you want to replace the block paving, gravel, or slabs, or go for a completely different look, it’s a great way to update the entrance path to your home.

  1. Fencing

Look after your boundaries, and consider putting up fencing to add privacy to your garden, if you already have a fence, why not update it with a fresh coat of paint, and possibly think about adding some lighting. Similarly, if you have hedges around your borders, think about trimming them back to make them tidy.

  1. New door

Your front door is the main attraction to the outside of your home, passers-by, potential buyers and family and friends will instantly notice it. It’s technically the first piece of furniture that people will see. You could give it a fresh coat of paint or if it’s gone past its sell-by date, then change it completely for a cool new look.

  1. Driveway

Having a high-quality driveway is a must for the appearance of your home, adding great value and appeal to your home. Whether you currently have one that looks a little tired and run down or you want to add a driveway to your home, having one installed or simply repairing your current one is a fantastic way to add the all-important kerb appeal and show a well-maintained property.

Adding value to your home is as easy as these 7 options, if you would like to add or update a driveway, pathway, or seating area or complete any surface requirements for your home, Henson Surfacing are always on hand to get the job completed. We have over 20 years of experience and our expert team work to a high standard, creating your perfect surface. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us at Henson Surfacing. We offer a free, no-obligation quote, so contact our team here.

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