Smart Home Additions

Looking for some smart ways to add some value to your home? If you are getting ready to sell or have a move in mind for the near future, these home additions and improvements will help you get more from your property price.

Spruce Up the Outside Space

Gardens, yards, drives, and paths can all make or break a house sale and add or lose more value than you may think from property prices. You do not have to spend a lot of money to fix up your outdoor spaces either, so you get a lot of bang for your buck from investments in these areas. If you are lucky, there is a beautiful garden lying beneath the overgrowth and all you need is some landscaping and tidying.

For drives and paths, it can be very cost effective to get them repaired or replaced. From just a small outlay, you can yield big returns in both property value and desirability. These types of additions help to sell your home, and a quicker sale is always cheaper than having a house on the market for a long time. Consult a professional landscape gardener and ask them what they would recommend to make your gardens and driveway more desirable.

Convert Your Garage

If you have a garage on your property, you could be sitting on a gold mine. Garage conversions can turn a barely used parking spot and your home’s universal dumping ground into a functional and valuable living space. A garage conversion can add a bedroom to your home, or a self-sufficient unit for long-term guests or older children. This is a much smarter way to spend your money than a costly extension or loft conversion. Use the space you already have but use it smarter.

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Your garage is a much more cost-effective option, as it will already have an electrical supply and possibly even water. Add a bedroom, a bathroom, a living space, or all three if you have the room. Look for a one-stop shop, like the West Yorkshire Garages Conversion Company at, which can help you plan, execute, and finish your build. The experience of a company like this, which has completed many garage conversions in West Yorkshire, can help you design a more functional space that squeezes extra property value out of the build getting you a better return on investment

Power Up Your Property Price

The new big thing in property is on-site power generation, such as solar panels. More and more home buyers are looking for this smart and eco-conscious addition to homes. It represents huge value for them as they live in the home and a large return for the people who have had them installed on their roofs. Though they do require a larger initial investment, these systems make a home more valuable and desirable than the other homes in an estate agent’s window. Not only do you get the benefit of a boost in house value, but you also get cheaper electricity while you live there. This investment starts generating a return on day one.

Why not put all three of these ideas together, and renovate your garage space with solar panels on top surrounded by sculpted gardens and a refreshed drive? The value of your home will shoot through the roof and may help you jump a rung or two up the property ladder with the return you get on these investments.