How to add value to your home is a question that many homeowners ask themselves, whether they are planning for the future or simply wanting to enjoy a more comfortable and functional living space that is worth the money.
The value of your home will of course depend on the local housing market, as well as the size of the home, and the quality and design of the rooms in it.
One of the best known ways to add value to your property is by investing in high-quality bathrooms and kitchens. These two rooms are considered the most important in any home and are two of the first things estate agents look for when valuing your home. A luxury bathroom or kitchen is a unique selling point for your home, making it stand out from other properties on the market. It can also be used as a way to differentiate your home from others in your area, making it more attractive to potential buyers.
A well-designed and well-appointed bathroom and kitchen are therefore perfect for adding value to your home for your enjoyment now, and for the long-term future.
The kitchen is the heart of any home – it's where meals are prepared, where families and friends gather, and where memories are made. It's therefore important to have a functional and well-equipped kitchen that adds value to your home, both from a monetary value and also to your daily life. But what exactly adds the most value to a kitchen?
Here's our key factors to consider.
First and foremost, the most valuable aspect of any kitchen is its layout. A well-designed kitchen has a functional and efficient layout that makes it easy to move around the space and use the appliances and tools in it. This means having ample counter space for food prep, enough storage space for ingredients and cooking equipment, and easy access to the fridge, oven and other key appliances.
Another important factor in adding value to your home with a kitchen is the quality of the appliances and fixtures in the kitchen. High-quality appliances not only look good and add to the overall aesthetic of the kitchen, but they also perform well and are built to last. This means investing in durable, energy-efficient appliances such as those from Fisher & Paykel, Miele and Quooker.
Another important aspect of any kitchen is its style and aesthetic. A kitchen that is stylish and well-designed can add a lot of value to a home, both in terms of its resale value and its overall appeal. This means choosing a colour scheme and design that complements the rest of the home, as well as incorporating stylish and functional design elements such as backsplashes, countertops, and cabinets.
When thinking about how to add value to your home through a kitchen, it’s also important to consider the quality of the kitchen cabinets. Kitchen cabinets are the backbone of any kitchen, providing both storage and a surface for food prep. Kitchen cabinets should be hardwearing, sturdy and durable, like those from our partners Nolte and Omega Plc. Investing in these kinds of cabinets that are well-constructed and built to last will save you money in the long run, and buyers will recognise this in valuing your home.
The bathroom is one of the most important rooms to consider when it comes to adding value to your home. Everyone spends a lot of time in their bathroom so it's important that it is both stylish and functional. A bathroom that is functional and easy to use will not only be more comfortable to use on a daily basis but also more appealing to potential buyers. When designing a bathroom, there are a few key elements we keep in mind.
Firstly, it's important to choose high-quality fixtures and fittings that incorporate the latest technology and are built to last using the very best materials. If adding value to your home is your objective, you need to choose products such as faucets, cabinets shower heads, and toilets from leading suppliers focused on quality and durability. The designs of these products speak for themselves and create immediately luxury.
You should also consider the overall layout of the bathroom, being sure to utilise the space in the best way possible to making sure that everything is easy to access and use and the room looks as big as possible.
Storage is also important in adding value to your bathroom. A well-designed bathroom should have ample storage space for all of your essentials. Even if you have a small room, clever cabinets, shelves and drawers can help keep the space organised and clutter-free. This is turn creates the illusion of a bigger space and increases the perceived value of your home.
Another key element to consider when adding value to your home through your bathroom is lighting. Proper lighting can make a huge difference in the overall feel and ambiance of the room, and can help to create a sense of warmth and relaxation. We like to add a combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting through different types of lighting fixtures such as recessed lighting, wall sconces, or even a chandelier. We also love mirrored bathroom cabinets, like the ones from Keuco, which offer a variety of settings to add ambiance to your room, as well as valuable storage space.
Another easy way to add value to your home is by increasing the number of bathrooms in the property. The number of bathrooms in a house is secondary only to the number of bedrooms in terms of influence on the final valuation. At Inspired Bathrooms and Kitchens we work with many customers looking to build new rooms or remodel existing rooms to create additional bathrooms, cloakrooms or ensuites.
An ensuite is a great example of this. Having an ensuite bathroom can increase the functionality and appeal of a bedroom, making it more attractive to potential buyers. An ensuite bathroom can also increase the square footage of your home, which can be another great selling point. It can also add luxury and convenience, which are both desirable features for many buyers.
A well-designed kitchen and bathroom including high-quality products are an easy way to add real value to your home for your day to day life now, and the future. At the end of the day, the most valuable aspect of your home is the people that use it – but it’s important to make sure that your property is future-proofed if you need to sell in future.
We’ve helped hundreds of home owners across the Wirral and Chester add value to their home with a luxury bathroom or kitchen. If you’d like to get a free consultation and quote, contact us today.