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What Not To Do When Looking To Improve Your Home


Home improvement projects that can harm the valuation of your property

Some of you may have followed up the advice we gave in a blog post last month outlining the biggest home trends of 2021 and used them to draw up some home improvement plans. 

The post we are referring to can be read here.

What’s also important to know about before you do anything is the home improvement projects that you’re probably best avoiding, so that you don’t cause the valuation of your home to drop. 

It’s arguable whether you can call the following ideas ‘improvements’ as they’re well-known for harming house sale prices:

Losing one of your bedrooms

You could be tempted to permanently convert a bedroom into something else if it rarely gets used due to someone within your family moving out. 

We would strongly advise against doing that because reducing the number of bedrooms in your house can count against you when selling. More often than not, your 3-bedroom house will be more valuable than a 2-bedroom house. 

There’s nothing to stop you through from temporarily changing its setup to suit, so long as it can revert back to being a bedroom.

Bedroom

Re-carpeting all of your rooms

It can be a thankless task trying to get marks and stains out of your carpets. Sometimes, it’s better to give up and just have a new carpet put down. 

This may lead you to think about re-carpeting the whole house at once, but that’s a major risk as the carpet you choose for throughout may not be to the liking of buyers, and they won’t want to replace it all themselves. 

To be safe, just re-carpet the rooms that really need it.

Carpeted area

Digging up a lawn

Thank your lucky stars if you have a garden space at home; it will have helped to keep you sane over the last year. The demand for gardens has increased ten-fold in recent months. 

It therefore wouldn’t be the cleverest idea to have your lawn taken out, or to kill off the grass and give it a gravel covering, just so that you no longer have to mow it.

If you find garden maintenance a pain in the ‘grass’, retain a lawn by switching to artificial grass, which you will never have to tend to and is incredibly realistic.

Garden swing

There’s always lots to be gained from having new windows and doors, or an extension installed by Eden Windows. Further details on these value-enhancing products can be found in our many FREE brochures.


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