The Benefits of Property Refurbishment in Hampshire

While uncertainty around the outcome of Brexit is still an issue, many property owners are choosing to stay put for a while longer rather than move home. Moving house is, in any case, an expensive and stressful undertaking. If you feel that you’re not able to relocate at present for any reason, but still fancy a change in your existing circumstances, property refurbishment is one project that could satisfy that itch. But what projects will add value in which areas of the home? Here, we look at a few key areas where you could refresh and renew your existing living circumstances and give your home a new lease of life.

Property Refurbishment in Hampshire

New Home, New You

One of the easiest and quickest projects to undertake is painting and decorating. If your interiors are looking drab and suffering from wear and tear, why not consider redecoration? A change of colour scheme always lifts the spirits; or alternatively, go for neutral tones. The benefit of neutrals is that they give you a blank canvas for you to change the look of each room frequently by adding accessories and furnishings to your own personal taste, without worrying about clashing colours.

A new kitchen installation is a great way to improve the functionality of your food preparation and cooking space, as well as increasing the value of your property. It’s estimated that a good kitchen remodelling project will up your home’s asking price by as much as 6%. If you have room, you can add a casual dining area such as a breakfast bar or an island that will make the kitchen the heart of the home. It’s also a great time to consider whether you have sufficient cupboard and storage space, whether the positioning of the sink, fridge and cooker is as ergonomic as it could be, and so on. If you can’t afford a full new kitchen, look at ways you can improve the décor for less outlay, such as adding new tiling or changing cupboard doors or handles.

Bathroom installation is another great area that will improve the quality of your daily life while also adding longer term value to your house. Again, a good quality refurb of bathroom space is estimated to add around 6% to your property’s value. Here, you could consider adding a separate shower unit; installing a wet room; or even just having areas covered with fresh plastering and tiling for a relatively quick makeover.

Outside Adds Value Too

Finally, keeping on top of the garden and exterior maintenance of your property will ensure your home looks as good as it can from the outside too. You can tackle gardening yourself or find a company that provide gardening services to routinely come and ensure lawns are mowed, borders are weeded and trees trimmed. While you’re at it, new fencing can significantly improve a property’s kerb appeal. And to save yourself stress during the winter months, as well as protecting your home from damp, make sure you have soffits, fascias and guttering regularly maintained!

If you’re in the Southampton area and would live to freshen up your home but don’t have the time or the skills, why not ask South Coast Maintenance? Experts in property refurbishment, we can suggest projects that will brighten up your property – and add value too.

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