If you’re thinking of investing in your property in 2022, you’ll be considering which home improvements add the most value. Planning to put your home on the market soon or make improvements that you can enjoy for years to come? Here are some of the best property improvements to invest in this year.
It’s a well-known fact that kitchens sell homes. Homes with small or dated kitchens are less appealing to buyers than those with large, modern and open plan kitchen-diners. A kitchen refurbishment is one of the best ways to add value as part of your property improvements.
An increasingly popular home trend is to extend the kitchen out into the garden, complete with bifolding doors and skylights. This creates a large, open place space with room for an island to divide the kitchen and dining area.
If you have a smaller budget to spend on your kitchen, give your cupboards and worktops a DIY facelift. Repaint your kitchen cupboards using specialist paint to give them a modern refresh and resurface your kitchen worktops with a vinyl wrap to complete the look.
Add value to your property with a home office
With the government continuing to advise working from home, demand for home workspace is not likely to falter in 2022. Many homebuyers will be looking for home office space in a new property. Adapting your home for homeworking is a great way to add value.
If you are able to add an extra room to your home, turn it into a bespoke home office. If not, intelligent remodelling of your home can create a fully functional workspace to help reach your property improvement goals. There are many compact workspace solutions worth investing in. Some ideas include fold-up desks, dual desk-dressing tables and floating shelves in nooks, corners or alcoves.
You can also repurpose cupboards or unused space under the stairs to create a quiet workspace.
Outdoor rooms can increase space and property value
Another increasingly popular office space solution is adding a temporary garden room. These are far cheaper than an extension and can be used for a myriad of purposes. From a home gym to an outdoor bar, your external property improvements could be an ideal solution. They have become the ideal solution for a home office during the pandemic. Adding one of these to your garden can greatly boost your home’s appeal in 2022.
Double glazing and insulation property improvements
With energy bills continuing to soar, now is a great time to invest in home insulation. You should also consider new double (or even triple) glazed windows. When it is harder for heat to escape, your home will become much more energy efficient. This could also save you pennies on surging energy bills.
Loft conversion property improvements
If your loft space is suitable for a conversion, this is one of the best home improvements for increasing value. Extra bedrooms are still the best way to boost your property’s price. Lofts provide a large space that often outsizes the current master bedroom.
Velux windows will give your loft conversion plenty of light.
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