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Home Improvement Projects That Can Harm The Valuation Of Your Property


Home improvement projects that can harm the valuation of your property

We hope that you found last month’s blog post about the latest home trends to be insightful, and it got you thinking about how you can fashionably modify your home this year. 

Give it a read here if you haven’t already. 

As a slight twist on that topic, we’re now going to inform you of changes that you ought to be wary of making, and which could actually affect the resale value of your home. 

Always be conscious that what may be to your personal taste, won’t necessarily be to the taste of everyone else, and you don’t want to do anything that will come back to bite you in the future. 

Be mindful of this when making any of the following ‘improvements’:

Getting rid of a bedroom

You may have a bedroom that’s been lying empty for many months, or even years, due to a child fleeing the nest, but think twice about permanently converting it into some other form of room. 

Turning e.g. a 3-bed house into a 2-bed house, will almost invariably knock down the value of a property. 

If you don’t want to waste unused bedroom space, you would be better to change its functionality temporarily so that you have the option of reverting it back to a bedroom.

Bedroom

Putting new carpets in everywhere

There’s nothing wrong with adding some new carpeting in rooms where the current carpet has marks and stains that no amount of steaming or cleaning will shift, but it’s not necessarily worth recarpeting the whole house. 

A buyer may not share the same enthusiasm for your new choice of carpeting, and nor have the funds to get it all taken out and have their own favoured form of flooring put down in every single room.

Carpeted area

Losing your lawn

Extra value has been placed on gardens since the pandemic, so the last thing you want to be doing is having your lawn ripped out. 

Cutting the lawn every fortnight can be tedious at times, but we urge you to retain any patch of grass. 

If you really have had enough of regularly mowing the lawn, have a look into artificial grass as you can get some very lifelike faux grass nowadays that can easily pass as natural grass.

Garden swing

For home improvements that are guaranteed to add value, turn to the fantastic product range available at Hazlemere. Download one of our many brochures to read more about what’s on offer.


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