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Add value to your home

If you’re thinking about selling your home and moving on to pastures new, chances are you’ve already thought about ways to add value before it goes on the market. It may be tempting to fill every room with new furniture, cover everywhere in magnolia paint and scatter cushions all over the place but, while these touches may tempt potential buyers, they will not actually add to the market value. Here are Walker’s top tips on how to increase the monetary value of your home before you put it up for sale.

Add more space with a conservatory or orangery…

This may seem like a big investment considering you are about to move house but, according to property expert Phil Spencer, adding a new conservatory or orangery to your home can add up to 11 percent to the overall value. Of course more space naturally means more worth but the secret is to build a conservatory that suits your home and doesn’t look like a separate entity from the main building. At Walkers, our specialist sales advisers can help you choose the perfect space to entice potential buyers and increase that all important evaluation. For some ideas, have a browse at the conservatories on our website.

Refresh your home with new windows…

It is all too easy for properties to begin to look drab and uninviting if the windows haven’t been replaced in years. The key to replacement windows is to keep to the original style of the house as closely as you can whilst still updating the visuals of the property with a new installation. At Walkers we have a huge range of windows to choose from so you’re guaranteed to find a style and colour to suit your home.

Welcome potential buyers with a new front door…

The front door is one of the first things a potential buyer will see when viewing your home so if it’s not in good shape, it won’t stand you in good stead for the rest of the house. It may just be that your door needs a lick of paint or a new door knob to bring it back to life but for a really striking look, install a whole new composite door. No matter what style or size your home is, you can rest assured that there is a door to suit it. Whether you decide to go for bold red, sleek black or, slightly more unusual green, a new door will add value and class to your home but, more importantly, tempt potential buyers. Like our windows, at Walkers we have a massive range of doors to chose, in fact we boast the widest range of colours, styles, furniture and glazing available. Start designing your new door with our fantastic door designer today.

Open your home into the garden…

Perhaps not literally but glass doors are a brilliant way to let plenty of light, and some of the atmosphere of the garden, into your home which is proven to help add value. Property expert Phil Spencer advises that you think of your garden as another room entirely and therefore spend as much time and effort preparing it for evaluation as you would any other space inside your house. You can also immerse yourself in your garden from a conservatory or orangery, without having to face the weather!

Up your energy ratings…

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are required whenever a property is built, sold or rented and contain information about the property’s energy costs, typical energy bills and recommendations on how to reduce energy use and save money. They also contain information of the energy ratings which are rated from A (best) to G (least). If you’re thinking about replacing windows and doors or installing a conservatory before an evaluation, it it highly recommended to ensure you opt for A-rated products as they conserve heat and reduce energy bills – a huge bonus for potential buyers! At Walkers every single one of our products are fitted with A-rated glass which make us a great choice for your home improvements.

Add value to your home with our energy efficient and stylish doors, windows and conservatories. Get started at www.walkerwindows.com!

For advice on selling your home, you can also visit the Citizen’s Advise Bureau’s website or gov.uk who can also offer advice on energy ratings and bills.