Home improvement was once a thing of the past and something that generally wasn’t that important. However, over the years more and more people are investing in their homes and starting improvement projects in an effort to increase its value.

Fortunately, there are a number of installations and upgrades that you can consider that will add significant value to your home, so long as they are completed correctly and by a reliable, professional installer.

Home improvement ideas

We’re going to run through a small selection of home improvement ideas that are perfectly suited to residential properties in 2017 and beyond – some are naturally more expensive than others, but all of them are sure to bump up the price of your home in the long run.

New lighting and rewiring:

In modern homes, and especially new build sites, there are a lot of LED lighting installations and they’re great because they make each room look modern and don’t provide a hanging lampshade to catch your head on (especially if you’re tall).

If you’re thinking of moving home and you still have a lot of hanging lampshades present; it could be a good idea to invest in LED lighting to brighten up each room and make it feel more “up to date”.

You may also need to upgrade the lighting in your home if you think there could be an issue with the wiring. If you notice that you’re going through a lot of bulbs, or the lights flicker frequently, then you could need to rewire the building. If so, make sure that you contact a local electrician in Milton Keynes for a survey.

Boiler and central heating installation or upgrade:

The idea of central heating goes way back to the Roman Empire when central heating was first designed and used to run flues through buildings to provide consistent heat.

However, that concept has since been taken, modernised and it’s now the standard way of heating homes and buildings in the UK and across Europe with installations completed on a daily basis nationwide.

Although modern central heating systems and boilers are frequently installed, some homes still rely on out-dated forms of heating and hot water. If your home is still using older forms of heating, you might want to consider an upgrade. Not only will this add value, but it will also make your property more appealing to any potential buyers.

If you do intend on getting a new boiler – contact Bishop Plumbing who specialise in new boiler installations in Milton Keynes.

Double-glazing and window installations:

Another great way to improve your home is to upgrade the window frames with a double-glazing installation. Not only will these look great, but they will also provide additional insulation that will help keep the heat in your property – saving you money on utility bills in the process.

Just like central heating – double-glazed properties are now a normal expectation to have for any potential home. If your home still has singled paned windows fitted then you’re going to drop a little lower on the potential property list.

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