Replace your roof
One important part of a home that contributes to a poor energy rating is the insulation of the house. It is imperative to ensure there is adequate insulation by replacing your roof. If your house was done with concrete roof tiles, going for a slate roof will not only improves the appearance of the exterior but will also add value to your property. Why replacing the roof of your house is important is that when potential buyers see that the roof was recently changed, it will take away the worry of changing it in the near future, thereby adding value to your property.
Upgrade your central heating
When carrying out home refurbishment in Leicester, the central heating should be given proper attention, because installing an efficient central heating will not only appeal to potential buyers but will reduce your energy bills as well as creates warmth in the house. You don’t have to get a new boiler when upgrading your central heating, however, be pragmatic when making your choice. Going for a cast iron radiator may appear attractive, but it may cost you more, you can reserve it for rooms on the ground floor, and go for aluminium or steel model in other parts of the house.
Convert your loft
Converting your loft will give you additional space that can be used for a playroom, an extra bedroom, or an office. You can consider a dormer extension, which can give you extra headroom, however, it should be located at the back of your home rather than the front or side, this is to make it less visually intrusive.
Improve the layout
Most times you don’t need an extension to increase the space in your home; correcting a wrong room or layout size might be what you need. Maximising the views to your garden and improving the structural flow can add value to your property, however, if it is done right. Seeking a professional advice is paramount before you start restructuring the internal walls of your home. Though improving the layout of your home, like removing interior walls to open up a dining to kitchen space or combining smaller rooms to make a bigger one may cost you few thousand pounds, however, the added value, as well as the refreshed space, cannot be compared to the cost of creating the space.
Install new windows
Energy rating is a factor that affects the worth of a building. If your home has single glazing, replacing it with double or even triple glazing will improve the energy rating as well as the warmth inside your home; this is especially important if there is outside noise. Installing a new window on the house will enhance the external appearance when the chosen window option is in vogue. The style of the window matters because a double-glazed window of over ten years can no longer perform well and probably the seal must have gone with the unit, so keeping with style is paramount. On the other hand, you can also open up new windows to enhance the internal light. The best part of the house that you should consider adding a new window should be the place that has the best possible source of light.