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How to add value to your home, with help from Sidey

Posted: February 17, 2020

It’s no surprise to hear that even the top UK economists can’t accurately predict what the value of your home will be in 5 to 10 years’ time.

A recent article in the Daily Mail states that UK house prices may only rise by just one or two percent in 2020, so if you are looking to sell or add value to your home, it may be worth looking at alternatives to help increase the value further.

The piece discusses how even in a slow market, there are easy changes that you can make to your property to increase its value. It talks to property experts to find out their top 10 changes that will improve the relative value of your home over others.

You can read the article here:

Whether you are looking to boost the asking price of your home, or simply want to increase its value for the future, the article is well worth a read.

It gives a selection of useful advice and tips, from converting your loft, to tidying up, adding parking and refreshing the bathroom.

However, we believe the most useful changes in the article are to cut noise, build a conservatory, plan an extension, make a good first impression and also to raise your home’s energy performance.

At Sidey, we can help you with each of these changes.

Cut out the noise

When it comes to noisy roads, they can often affect how long it takes to sell your home, and in some cases, attract offers well below the asking price.

Installing double glazing in your home can help. Not only can it keep your home warmer, but it can also cut out the noise and reduce noise pollution.

We provide both double and triple glazing options for our range of high quality windows and doors, with a selection of stunning designs, colours and accessories to fit perfectly with the style of your property.

If you live near a busy road, in the heart of the city, or close to Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen airports, we also provide noise reducing glazing – the ultimate option for cutting out that noise.

Build a conservatory

Building a new conservatory or replacing your existing conservatory is also a great way to increase the value of your home.

The article suggests that they can add ‘ten percent in value’.

In most cases, you won’t need planning permission to build your conservatory. However, it’s always worth checking with your local authority to double check their guidelines.

We have a whole range of conservatory styles to suit your home. Whether you prefer modern or traditional design, we have options for you.

Come and see our range for yourself at one of our local showrooms in Perth, Edinburgh and Dundee, our expert team are always on hand to help.

Plan an extension

The article also discusses planning an extension.

Extensions are an ideal way to add extra living space to your home, increasing square footage and therefore overall value.

However, it’s always a good idea to get advice when planning an extension.

Here at Sidey, we have a team of experts that can work with you at every stage of your project, from design, through to installation and aftercare.

We provide a range of extension options to suit your home and your lifestyle, including glazed extensions, garden rooms and solid roof extensions.

Improve energy efficiency

The property experts say: “raising the classification of your home’s Energy Performance Certificate can add thousands to its price.” A fantastic way to effectively increase the energy efficiency of your home is to replace the glazing.

With modern technology and enhanced thermal performance, our energy efficient windows and doors effectively insulate and ventilate, helping to keep your home warm whatever the weather.

Make a great first impression

Overall, the article highlights how making a great first impression goes a long way to add value to your home.

Replacing your front door can completely transform the front of your home, creating a grand entrance for a great first impression. Our range of PVCu entrance doors and composite doors are perfect options. 

Our home improvement products are the perfect option for upgrading and enhancing the overall look and feel of your home, not only adding value, but creating an impressive, stunning look that will be the envy of all your neighbours!

If you would like more advice on adding value to your property, get in touch with our team.

You can call us on 01738 634 803, complete our simple online form here, or visit one of our local showrooms in Perth, Edinburgh or Dundee. We are open 7 days a week, so our team are always on hand to help you.