Monday 11 March 2013

Refurbishing: The benefits for your home

Refurbishing your home can not only improve the look and feel of your property, but can also act to boost its value in some cases, as well as helping to ensure that your space is tailored to meet your needs and the needs of your family.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has recently called for the government to include tax cuts or subsidies on renovation and repair work in the forthcoming Budget announcement, to encourage homeowners to refurbish their existing properties.

If you are planning on giving your home a makeover, here are just some of the benefits you could see.

Increasing the value of your property

Recent research by Nationwide has revealed that a number of home improvements could act to push up the value of your home. As an example an extension or loft conversion could see the value of your home soaring by 23%, providing it can increase your floor area by 30 square metres to create an extra double bedroom and en-suite bathroom.

Creating an additional bathroom or increasing floor space by a 10th can also act to drive up the value of your home by 6% and 5% respectively.

Improved energy efficiency

Refurbishing or replacing your existing timber windows and doors can also act to improve your homes’ energy efficiency. As an example figures from the Energy Saving Trust show that replacing all single-glazed windows with B-rated double glazing could make homeowners savings of £170 per year.

Fully draught-proofing a home, which can include both doors and windows, could also act to save homeowners a further £55 a year.

Changing in line with your needs

Completing periodical improvements to your home, will help to ensure that your home changes as your family grows or as your needs change. This could be anything from adding an annexe for your elderly parents, to adding a garage to accommodate a new car.

If you are refurbishing your home, The Sash Window Workshop can help with many aspects including sash window draught sealing.

For a free, no obligation quotation, contact us on: 01344 868 668.