Investing in Your Home: 3 Interior Upgrades that Add Value to Your Property

by Sophie Armstrong on 8th July 2019

Whether you’re considering selling your home or simply planning an interior upgrade, there are endless opportunities for improvement that will provide you with the best possible return on your investment in the future.

By investing in your home with the right know-how, you’ll not only make it more stylish and sophisticated, but also increase its long-term sale value. From installing real wood flooring to investing in high-end work surfaces or timeless colours and fabrics, today we’re going to take a look at how interior updates can transform your home to give it the greatest impact when you want to sell.

Install real wood flooring

A high-quality floor will not only last much longer than a carpet, but will also increase the worth of your house. Quality hardwood floors are easy to install for those with experience, and once installed, they can give a timelessly stylish look. What’s more, they’re easy to clean while boasting minimal maintenance, and will guarantee strength and durability - meaning heavy foot traffic or active workspaces won’t damage your high-end aesthetic. Even when your flooring does look tired, hardwood floors can be refinished rather than replaced. By offering a wide range of appearances in terms of colours, styles and stains, you won’t need to compromise your interior design in favour of a hardwood floor. Instead, it’s likely to create a spacious impression wherever it’s installed, perfect for adding value to your home.

Hardwood floors are a great long-term investment, with the value added far exceeding the initial installation cost of the floors. So if you’re looking for a faster sale, hardwood flooring could be the perfect flooring choice for you. (64)

Invest in high-end work surfaces

As a major focus of any kitchen, your work surface needs to be practical, easy to clean, attractive and durable. By investing in hard wearing granite kitchen worktops, you could add value to your home.

Granite worktops are strong, and not susceptible to scratches. Perfect for your kitchen, granite worktops will rarely be damaged or weakened by heat so won’t show signs of wear and tear. They won't age quickly, as granite worktops don’t stain, giving a timeless element to your kitchen. Offering a range of colours and finishes, you won’t need to compromise on your interior design by installing granite worktops, so they could be the perfect addition to your kitchen.

Despite granite worktops recently becoming more affordable, they still may seem like a large investment. However, they don’t depreciate in value and are designed to last, so you’re sure to reap the rewards of the investment in the long-run.

Choose timeless fabrics and colours

A fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost-effective home improvements which will make any room look lighter and bigger. Creating a clean and updated look is a great way to add value to your home and gives a great first impression to prospective buyers.

Stick to soft colours for your paint choices, as these will appeal to most people. Buyers can easily imagine their belongings in a neutral space, and it will coordinate with the pre-existing furniture in your house.

Reproducing traditional styles or restoring traditional features is another great way to add a timeless aspect to your home. Wooden furniture is extremely resilient and requires very little maintenance - it can also be painted to match your desired interior design. Sticking to neutral colours and simplicity is the best way to decorate your home in a way which will not go out of fashion in the next decade, making it the perfect interior approach for selling your home.

A series of small upgrades could be the perfect way to add the most value to your home. We hope that with these helpful tips, you can increase the value of your property before it hits the market.

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