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Adding Value to Your Home

Adding Value to Your Home


You might be thinking about selling your home in the next 5 to 12 months, if this is the case then it is important to think about  ways to increase the value of your home. Even if you decide not to or the Brexit syndrome is holding things up, then you can enjoy the upgrades yourself until you hand over the keys.

Here are some simple tips to help you enhance the value of your home:

Door Welcome

According to statistics replacing your front door with a ungraded, high quality replacement has a 90% return on investment, however, just giving your existing front door a lick of paint can also do the trick. Remember, first impressions count and your front door is the first greeting.

Off the Wall

The easiest, cheapest and most effective ways of updating and brightening your home is to give the entire interior space a lick of paint. Stick to simple, neutral tones to keep the atmosphere light and airy rather than strong, bold statement colours that don’t always sit well with every home buyer and can look rather outdated.

Splashing out

You might like to invest a little more on home improvements, especially if you’re not looking for or predicting a quick sale. Why not treat your window with some bespoke elegant plantation shutters. These are a beautiful addition to a home and not only add a sense of luxury and high-end chic but will hugely increase the resale value of your home. Remember other window treatments such as blinds, curtains and shades are temporary and can be moved or replaced. Plantation shutters, on the other hand, are energy efficient and durable, an attractive feature for home buyers.


Simple changes to your outside spaces can make all the difference, such as planting a few flowers to flesh out flower beds, pot plants to accessorise and why not elevate the space even more by adding a new patio deck or new paving stones. Don’t forget your doorstep either, remember first impressions matter! Buyers will be looking for a comfortable living space both inside and out.

Kitchens and Bathrooms

The two rooms that can make or break a sale are bathrooms and kitchens but they can also be the most expensive to upgrade. To save money, why not concentrate on updating certain parts of your bathroom, like painting the walls, re-grouting tiles or changing the flooring. In the kitchen, why not paint the cabinet doors or, budget permitting, change them completely. Lighting can always make a dramatic change to the atmosphere and feel of a room, especially the kitchen. Why not try up-lighting or adding different coloured lights to sharpen the space.

Big Changes

If you’re able to make bigger renovations to your home why not add space such as an ensuite or add an extension, conservatory, glass room, or even a basement.

For more information on plantation shutters contact Ohso Shutters today.