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3 Home Improvements That Can End Up Decreasing The Value Of Your Home


Home improvement projects that can harm the valuation of your property

Before you commit to doing any home improvement project yourself, or employing someone to do it for you, it’s important that what you have planned will definitely increase your home’s current valuation. 

There’s no point in doing anything that won’t have a positive effect on its value, and could potentially reduce its sellability. 

If you want some up-to-date ideas of how you can enhance your home and boost its sale price, have a read of our blog post about 2021’s home trends here

Be very cautious about doing any of the following projects, as they have been known to negatively impact the cost of houses:

Losing one of your bedrooms

Your home may once have been fully occupied, but because someone has now left, you have a spare bedroom lying empty that isn’t being put to use. 

Knocking through this bedroom to extend another area of the house may come into your thoughts, but we’d advise against this idea. 

Permanently reducing the number of bedrooms you have could prove a mistake as turning e.g. a 4-bed house into a 3-bed house very rarely works out in your favour, financially.

Bedroom

Doing too much re-carpeting

You’re always right to replace any worn out carpets in your living space, but re-carpeting everywhere isn’t necessarily the best move. 

Some buyers won’t like carpeting, or will prefer a mix of flooring throughout a house, rather than wall-to-wall carpeting. 

Having too much carpet could be off-putting to them as they know it will cost them a lot of money to have it removed and replaced with something more to their taste. So try and just re-carpet sparingly, as and when it’s really needed.

Carpeted area

Getting rid of a garden lawn

There’s a real urge for garden space amongst house buyers after the pandemic, so think again about having your lawn taken out as it provides a connection to nature. 

We know that maintaining a lawn can be time-consuming, but it is always worth it in the long run. When well-manicured and well looked after, it can be a major selling-point. 

If you are determined to ditch it, just swap it for an artificial lawn instead, which will look just as authentic and need zero upkeep.

Garden swing

Every home improvement product sold at Trent Valley Windows will add value when installed at your property. Download one of our product brochures to see all of the window, door and living space solutions we offer.


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