Traditionally, home improvements are reserved for spring and summer, but if you find yourself with some free time during the festive season it could be the perfect opportunity to get ahead of the game. There are plenty of alterations and improvements you can make without risking a few months minus a kitchen wall, so if you’re looking to upgrade your property’s value, take a look at these E&V top tips.
Forget what they say about ‘spring’ cleaning – after a long, cold winter, the last thing you’ll want to do is sit inside and miss the sunshine! Make use of those rainy days by sorting through your belongings, starting with your wardrobe and working outwards. Not only will you de-clutter your space, you could also discover some hidden gems you’ve neglected for years.
Install a thermostat
If you haven’t already got a programmable thermostat, now is the optimum time to invest in one. These allow you to choose when your heating comes on, at what temperature, and when it should go off, letting you ensure you always wake up and arrive home to a warm, cosy house. This is a great value, easily installed addition to your property that should pay for itself in energy bill savings.
One of the easiest ways to completely transform a room, there’s nothing like a lick of paint to give your home a new lease of life. Whether you opt for pale turquoise, deep amber or even an artistic wall decal, this improvement comes at minimal cost and could really brighten up your home. If you’ve got children, asking for their input in repainting and redecorating their rooms is an easy way to keep the family occupied and working together over the holidays.
Check your loft
If you’re struggling to remember the last time you renewed your insulation, chances are it could do with a bit of an update. Climb into your loft and check whether you can see the beams and joists that make up your ceilings. If you can, that probably means that you need more insulation, which can either be installed by yourself or a hired professional. Remember that heat rises – by improving the insulation in your loft, you’ll also be helping to keep your house warm without astronomic energy bills.
Update your bathroom
All that time you’ll spend indoors over winter makes it that much more likely that you’ll spot things you don’t like about your house – and the bathroom is usually top of that list. Simple things like re-grouting tiles, buying a new shower curtain or bath mat and giving all the fittings a thorough clean can make all the difference, with the sparkling finish making it easy to immediately appreciate the fruits of your labour.
If you’re planning to sell your home, taking the time to do a few quick and easy improvements could make all the difference to your eventual house price. Whether you’re considering putting your property on the market or want to seek out a new investment with all these additions already included, our expert team can help you close a successful sale. Visit us on Facebook or at our official E&V website to find out more.