In a world of ever changing trends, it can be hard to keep up, especially when it comes to home decor and improvement. As prices in the housing market continue to rise, one way to add value to your property is staying up to date with all of the latest home improvement trends.
We have included a combination of affordable options that can be completed by DIY users and professionals alike, as well as more up market options that will add significant value to your home.
Home decor improvements Ideas To Add Value To Your Home
When potential buyers are viewing homes, a house with a fresh and modern feel is more likely to appeal. It is important to stay relatively neutral and avoid any intense colour schemes that might deter buyers. There are some simple yet effective home decor improvements you can apply to add value to your home.
Fittings and fixtures
An incredibly affordable yet effective way to modernise your home and make it even more appealing is by updating fittings and fixtures. Examples include new taps, shower heads and shower pumps to enhance water pressure. These are simple ways you can modernise your home and increase its salability.
Non toxic paint
As we as a society become more aware of pollution and toxins, an eco conscious home is becoming increasingly sought after by home buyers. One simple way to make a home more eco friendly is to use a non toxic paint throughout.
Some people are unaware of the fact that standard wall paints contain a number of harmful chemicals called VOCs which stands for Volatile Organic Compounds. Not only can these chemicals have a detrimental effect on the environment, they are also damaging to our health. When inhaled, VOCs can cause a number of unpleasant side effects such as headaches, dizziness, nausea and more.
One non toxic paint brand we recommend is Victory Colours who pride themselves on their specially formulated ultra low VOC paint. With this paint, you get all of the positives you expect from a normal paint with additional benefits such as:
1. Washable properties
2. High opacity
3. Low VOC
4. Ultra low odour
5. Vegan and cruelty free
Having a feature wall is a great way to draw attention towards certain areas of your home. They offer an excellent opportunity to liven up a space at a very affordable price. One of our favourite ways to reinforce your design style is with the use of a wall mural feature wall.
A wall mural is a form of art that was originally used as a way to depict life, religions and traditions. They have allowed historians to piece together the past and understand the different cultures throughout history. Today, murals are used as a way to add depth, colour and texture to a room.
Today, murals are used as a simple yet effective way to transform any room. Murals can either be painted directly onto a wall or applied like wallpaper. Murals printed on wallpaper are much easier to apply. Here are some of the features of murals already printed on paper:
1. Can be applied quickly and easily, by DIY users or professionals alike.
2. Covers small cracks and dents in the wall
4. Transform a room quickly
Outdoor Living Space:
One thing that can make your home more valuable but also homey is the addition of an outdoor living space. A great idea would be a deck where you can spend time with your family or entertain guests.
You can choose to maintain a traditional deck or build one with a roof. But whatever your choice is, an important consideration would be the materials you will use to construct it. Go for long-lasting composite deck boards that offer beautiful wood-grain textures. These are easy on the eyes, low maintenance, and a good investment in the long run.
Energy efficiency improvements
In a time of constantly rising energy costs as a result of the energy crisis, now is the perfect time to invest in energy efficient home improvements. Although these require an upfront investment, the money saving benefits and reduction in carbon footprint over time make them worth it.
One affordable way to improve the insulation of your home is with thermal wallpaper. The Wallrock thermal liners help to conserve a significant amount of heat which can save you money in the long run by reducing your heating bills.
Not only do thermal wallpapers help in becoming more energy efficient they are easy to apply, help combat household issues like damp and mould by reducing condensation but they also provide excellent texture coverage on uneven surfaces and cracked walls.
This helps to add value because signs of subsidence can put buyers off, so covering any cracks with this thick wallpaper can prevent potential buyers from noticing any structural issues.
A more expensive yet seriously effective way to cut back on energy usage is by installing solar panels to your home. Solar panels can help your home become more sustainable by using less carbon and cutting down electricity bills. The two key benefits of solar panels are that it cuts back on fossil fuel usage which is much better for the environment and in turn reduces your reliance on the grid.
Statistics show that houses with solar panels sell for £1,891 more on average, for a variety of reasons. This gap between solar-powered houses and houses without a green energy source is only likely to become wider as more and more people choose renewable energy for the environment’s sake and to cut down energy bills.