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Home Improvement – Now is the Time to Invest

This article is written by Capital UPVC – one of the leading suppliers of UPVC Windows in Cardiff

Home improvement is an amazing way to increase the value of your home – improve some of the parts of your home that are irritating you or that you are worried about or just to carry out some TLC. One of the aspects that puts people off the thought of home improvement is the potential costs that are involved. There are actually projects that you can carry out on a budget which are not only light on your pocket – they can also have huge returns!

There’s no doubt that there is more working capital to use on your home. 2020 and even going into 2021 is likely going to throw more potential issues and may even see the cancellation of yet more holidays. Although this is likely going to be very disappointing for a number of potential travellers, this means that more money is going to be available to spend on the home. This article combines some budget and premium home improvement projects that you can carry out to improve the value and quality of your home.

1.    Painting / Repainting Your Home (Budget)

A godsend for kitchen projects on a budget as well as your entire home, why not consider repainting your home or switching up the paint on other areas of your house? New paint can completely transform the way in which rooms look and feel and can completely transform your home on a budget. If you are concerned about your painting skills or want to leave it to the professionals, use Google and check review platforms to find trusted redecorators in your area.

2.    Upgrading Your Doors & Windows (Premium)

Upgrading your front doors, exterior doors and windows can be a fairly large project but there are a lot of great benefits when you decide to change up your doors and windows.

For doors – a brand new door can increase the security of your home which is a large concern for a lot of homeowners. If you have an older style front door for example – you may want to think about upgrading the front door. This can also increase the desirability and value of your home as the front of your home is the first thing that potential homeowners will see.

Although upgrading your doors will also increase your energy efficiency – windows can be a large source of heat loss so an upgrade from older windows will save you money in bills in the winter in the long run. If you have older style windows – you will typically save more money such as from upgrading single to double or triple glazing.

3.    Consider Installing Insulation Products (Budget)

Some people think that insulation projects can be extremely expensive but this is simply not the case. You may be looking at higher prices for roof insulation but smart investments such as a boiler jacket is an easy way to save money on energy bills in the winter. If you find that you are spending a lot on your energy bills (especially in the winter,) you will definitely want to consider the various insulation products that are on the market.

4.    Consider Installing an Extension in Your Home (Premium)

Conservatories and orangeries are a wonderful addition to your home and these can be used as an extension in your home. Although these are a large investment – they actually increase the value of homes by an average of 5% which is a huge potential return on your investment when it’s time to sell or look for another home. These are definitely one of the biggest investments that you can make in terms of cash value.

What other projects did you finally get completed during 2020? Do you have any big home improvement projects planned for 2021? Let us know in the comments.

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