Home Improvement Tips

By Sarah Hughes on 13 May 2024

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Whether you're looking to sell your home or simply want to spruce up your living space, home improvements are a great way to add value to your property. The good news is that you don't have to break the bank to make significant changes to your home. Here are some simple home improvement tips that can add value to your home for less than £10,000.

Front Door

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Making a change to your front door can really make a difference to first impressions, as this will be one of the first things a visitor will see. If your front door is wooden, a fresh coat of paint will do wonders, as well as perhaps changing the doorknob or letterbox.


Painting is one of the most affordable ways to refresh your home's interior or exterior. A fresh coat of paint can instantly give your home a new look and feel, and it's a project you can fairly easily do yourself.

Update Lighting

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Replacing old, outdated light fixtures can give your home a modern look and make a significant impact on the overall feel of your living space. Consider replacing standard bulbs with energy-efficient LED ones to save on your electricity bill as well.

Refinish Hardwood Floors

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Refinishing hardwood floors can make them look new again and add value to your home. It's a time-consuming project, but it's one you can do yourself, which will save you money.

Upgrade Your Kitchen

Nowadays, the kitchen isn’t just used for cooking, it’s often the heart of the home to socialise, entertain and watch TV. If your kitchen is separated from your dining room and if the wall between isn’t load bearing, perhaps consider joining the two rooms to make one bright, wide, airy space.

You can also make small changes such as updating the backsplash, replacing or painting cabinet doors, or updating appliances.

Update Your Bathroom

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The second most used room in the house is the bathroom. It doesn’t need to be an expensive job to improve the appearance if your bathroom is already fully functional. Updating bathroom fixtures such as faucets, showerheads, and towel rails can give your bathroom a modern look without breaking the bank. Fitting LED lighting with a new mirror can make your bathroom feel bright and fresh. Perhaps new wall tiles or flooring is all you need to make a change.  

Declutter Rooms

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Rooms can appear darker and much smaller if they’re full of clutter. Potential buyers aren’t interested in your assortment of ornaments or memorabilia that you’ve collected over the years. To free up space and make your rooms more attractive, consider getting rid of these items. If they are too precious to you, pack them up and secure them in a self storage unit until you move. PadStore Self Storage provide clean, secure, and affordable storage solutions for additional furniture or items you don’t wish to have on display when showing your home. Please click on the following link to find out more: https://www.pad-store.co.uk

Decreasing the amount of furniture is also an effective way to help your rooms look more spacious. After all, you want potential buyers to be able to picture their own furniture in each room.

In conclusion, there are several simple home improvement tips that can add value to your home for less than £10,000. These tips range from small changes like painting to more significant upgrades like updating your kitchen. By making these improvements, you can increase your home's value and create a more comfortable and modern living space without breaking the bank.

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