How to Increase the Value of Your House

If you know you are going to be moving on and selling your house in a few years then there are a number of ways you can add value to your property and still enjoy the benefits of these additions whilst you live there. Changes such as adding quality patio doors to the rear of your house or updating all windows in the property to UPVC windows will all help raise the value of your home in Kent or anywhere else in the UK. These improvements can add value but always check with an estate agent to make sure that the changes you are planning on making will be worth it, after all the aim is to make money not lose it.

Loft conversion

The easiest way to add an extra room to your house is to convert your loft space into extra living space. You could simply convert the space into a useable area or if you really want to add value you could convert it into double bedroom with en suite facilities, which has been estimated at possibly adding 20% onto the value of your home. This is a hard job to do so will have to involve professionals due to having to meet building and fire regulations.


Houses that have conservatories added can see an increase in value and it is a relatively simple and cost effective way of increasing your available space. You may need to get planning permission for conservatories in Kent or any other places in the UK but if your conservatory is separated from your house by patio doors then you not need to get planning permission. It is important to think about positioning with regards to conservatories and to whether it will be in direct sunlight or the shade.


Although adding an extension can be an expensive addition, more so than adding conservatories, if you are adding another bedroom to the property then it can see your house value increase by 12%. When planning, it is important to take into consideration how much of the garden you are taking up whilst trying to make the additional room as big as possible. You need to strike a good balance between adding the extension and keeping garden space. Again, you will need to check with the local planning office so for extensions and conservatories in Kent , check with the Kent County Council to find out if you need permission.

Improve kitchens and bathrooms

People enjoy quality kitchens and bathrooms in houses, so if you are planning to sell your home then making sure these two rooms are up to scratch is important. Remember to keep your expenses in relation to your property so don’t spend a lot on a bespoke kitchen if it’s not going to improve the overall property value that much. A nice bathroom suite is also something that you can enjoy now and help make your home more appealing to potential buyers.

 UPVC windows and doors

Using UPVC windows to upgrade your windows and doors will help improve the value of your property. It could actually help save you money as well due to the energy efficiency of double glazed windows reducing your energy bills. UPVC doors are also known for their security so this will also increase the value of your home.

South Coast Windows supply and install UPVC windows, UPVC doors, patio doors and conservatories throughout Kent. If you are looking for any home improvement purchases for your properties in Kent then get in touch with South Coast Windows as we are dedicated to offering superior quality and products.

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South Coast Windows, based in East Sussex, supply and fit UPVC Windows, Doors and Conservatories to the South Coast region of the UK.
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