Money is pouring into Cardiff – increase the value of your home by up to 40% by following these steps

Cardiff’s housing market is on the up. There are a few reasons investors have taken a keen interest in the Welsh capital, including doing away with the Severn bridge toll in December 2018 and the regeneration of Cardiff Bay. Even if you’re not looking to sell your Cardiff home, you can take advantage of the property upswing and add up to 40% to the value of your home by following these steps:

1. Boost the kerb appeal of your South Wales home

Paint brushesWhen it comes to showing your home to a prospective buyer, there are a few minor improvements to get the most out of that all-important first impression. Whether you prefer a neatly kept or minimalist entranceway to your home, ensure that any hedges are trimmed, and flowers look bright and beautiful. Combined with an eye-catching entrance door, this will impress visitors as they make their way into the home.

Give the walls inside a fresh lick of paint or be sure to brush over any scuffs or marks. Some real estate agents believe that removing any evidence of pets could go a long way. Many would-be buyers can be put off by dog toys and cat scratching posts or litter trays.

Make sure to give your rear garden some attention too. If you have a lawn, ensure the grass looks fresh and healthy. Flowers and neatly trimmed bushes will add to the ambience of the area. If it’s a small garden, hang mirrors to make the most out of the available area. Increasing the light will make the garden appear bigger than it is. Tilt the mirrors down slightly towards some brightly coloured flowers to show off the garden’s real stars.

This may increase the value of your home by up to 5%.

2. Update to double glazed windows and doors in your Cardiff home

White box sash windowThere may be several signs that your door or windows need replacing. No-one knows the home quite like you. Hand-select the replacement windows and doors to ensure they fit with your home’s character. Falcon Installations’ range of doors and windows come with a wide array of customisable options, including an extensive colour palette, to complement your home.

Single or ancient double glazed windows could drastically affect the home’s energy efficiency and is one of the biggest turn-offs for potential buyers. Thanks to improvements in technology over the years, the thermal efficiency of new windows allow for less heat loss and more heat retention. They will also reduce draughts throughout the home, keeping a consistent temperature year-round.

This may increase the value of your home by up to 10%.

3. Convert your loft

A potentially pricey improvement, but one that adds a large amount of living space to the home. Opting to convert the space into an additional bedroom will add the most value to the house. Adding a skylight will ventilate the home while allowing a stream of natural light to fill the room. There are several Building Regulations that will need to be factored in when considering a loft conversion, so be sure to discuss your vision with a builder or an architect.

This may increase the value of your home by up to 15%.

4. Extend the kitchen or increase the living space

ultraroofFalcon Installations has helped many homeowners throughout South Wales make the most out of their home. A conservatory or orangery has become an effective and affordable alternative to a single storey extension. You may be able to extend your kitchen into a kitchen-diner, or you could use the room as a living room or a play area for the kids. The only limit is your imagination.

The days of “sweltering in the summer and freezing in the winter” conditions in conservatories are long gone. The design and quality make the conservatory thermally efficient and weatherproof, providing a pleasant temperature all year-round. Every aspect, from the frame colour to the roof material, can be fully customised to your exact specifications and taste, ensuring it matches your home perfectly.

This may increase the value of your home by up to 10%.

Double glazing in Cardiff and throughout South Wales

Falcon Installations are home improvement specialists. Providing homes with windows, doors and conservatories for almost 30 years, we’ve built a reputation for high-quality products and reliable customer service.

We offer a variety of financing options to make improving your home more affordable. No matter how big or small your project is, we can help you. Give us a call on 01656 646 047 or contact us online for more information.

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