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How to Add Value to Your Home



There are many different improvements you could utilise no matter your budget. Whether it’s having a loft conversion or by updating your kitchen cupboards with a fresh coat of paint to give your home a new lease of life. Not only does sprucing up your home make you feel good but if you decide to sell in the future, it will make your home more attractive and appealing to potential buyers.

Colour scheme

When making improvements to your home, be sure to choose the right colour palette to add longevity to your home. For example, wooden flooring will last for 10 years, if not longer, so picking a shade which compliments most colours so will add value to your home. This means that if you want to change your colour scheme or look of a room, you have a blank canvas to work with, so you won’t have to redecorate. Underfoot Flooring offers a large range of different types, shades and tones of woods so you will be spoilt for choice. However, for the less costly items such as cushions and other décor pieces, adding pops of colour and your style is the best way to make your house more homely by giving it your personal stamp.


If you lack natural light in your home, bring in lighter colours and softer tones so both nature real and artificial lighting will add brightness and space to your home. You can also add some lighting to the decoration pieces in your home. For example: If you have an aquarium in your home, you can make it look more beautiful and eye-catching by just adding some led aquarium lights to it. A well-lit room will make your home feel bigger and welcoming, making it more inviting for you and your guests so make sure you choose the right coloured bulbs and fitting. If you have enough land, you could also build a conservatory which will help to bring in extra natural daylight. Even changing the colour of your flooring to a light oak or a light grey if you want that contemporary look, will enhance the brightness of your home as it will help to reflect light, creating the feeling of extra space.

Loft conversion

If you have a bigger budget to help improve your home, one of the best ways to add value is by adding room/extra space to your home. The most common way to do this is by converting your loft. Although this is a more expensive way to improve your home, it will pay off in the longer run if you decide to sell. This is ideal if you work from home as you can use it as your office to escape the distractions of the lower levels or it is perfect for an additional bedroom, whether it is a guest room or a new room for someone in the home.


If your kitchen is a little outdated or in need of some tlc, modernising your kitchen is a great way to improve your home as the kitchen is the heart of the home. If you are on a bit of a budget, a fresh coat of paint is ideal to transform the room. However, if you chose to opt for a new kitchen, try to pick one which won’t become outdated and is long lasting. Flooring is important in a kitchen as it needs to be waterproof and easy to clean. Underfoot flooring have an extensive range of waterproof flooring from regular laminate to Herringbone which are perfect for the job.

Even if you are not looking to sell anytime soon, making improvements to your home which do add value, will benefit you and your bank account in the future. The key to remember is, it is much easier and cheaper to replace décor and small items of furniture than it is to replace a whole bathroom or kitchen.


I'm Nikos Alepidis, blogger at motivirus. I'm passioned for all things related to motivation & personal development. My goal is to help and inspire people to become better.

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