Affordable home upgrades

Even if you are not planning on selling your home in the near future, it is a worthwhile project to add value to your property.

Potential buyers can be swayed by the smallest of details, so if you think your bathroom or kitchen is in need of updating, there is no time like the present.

Don’t forget, you can enlist the help of a reputable tradesman to help carry out the upgrades, whether you opt to install a dishwasher or a new bathroom suite.

Upgrading your kitchen

At first glance, you might think the only thing you can do to upgrade your kitchen is to do a complete refit, but the smallest details can make a world of difference.

Do your kitchen cabinets look a little bit dated and in need of a lift?

A lick of paint might be just what you need to refresh your room.

Another part of the kitchen often neglected is the backsplash.

After years of cooking and wondering whether you’ll ever get remove the stain of spaghetti sauce or grease, this is an easy way of updating your kitchen that won’t cost the earth.

Depending on the type of property you have, and the style, you could consider updating the floor to give your kitchen a fresh feel.

Easy updates

Painting hardwood floors is an easy way to update the room and can instantly lift the overall look of the kitchen.

Do consider the style of your home, however, as it should still be in-keeping with the rest of the property.

One of the most commonly overlooked upgrades is lighting.

A change in lighting can make a huge difference to the overall feel of your kitchen, as well as accentuating key features.

As an added bonus, make sure the new lighting is energy efficient, as this will be a key factor among increasingly energy-conscious buyers.

Whatever you decide to do to upgrade your kitchen, be sure to use a reputable tradesman to do any plumbing, heating or electric work.

It is worth making sure that the work is done properly, otherwise you can end up with more issues further down the line.

While it’s tempting to hire the first person you find online, you should only allow fully licensed and insured tradespeople to work on your home.

Plumbing companies you can rely on can be difficult to come by especially in cities. If you live in London, we recommend do your research by reading reviews to pinpoint a trustworthy company who won’t rip you off.

Ensure they only employ highly trained and experienced engineers and tradespeople.

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