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What Not To Do To Avoid Reducing The Valuation Of Your Home


Home improvement projects that can harm the valuation of your property

There’s always something you can do to improve the current resale price of your home, whether it’s a small enhancement, or a substantial one. 

Last month, we provided you with some on-trend ideas in a blog post you can use that will inevitably bump up its sale cost. 

What we haven’t yet done though is inform you of those ‘improvements’ that are best avoided and can genuinely decrease the value of your house. 

You want to be very wary when considering making any of these changes:

Losing one of your bedrooms

Since you moved into your house, one or two family members may have departed, leaving one or more bedrooms empty. 

You could use any empty bedroom space as an office or for doing your home workouts, but what we would advise against doing is knocking through the bedroom or changing it so much that it would be impossible to convert it back into a bedroom. 

Turning a 4-bed house into a 3-bed house is highly unlikely to have a positive monetary effect.

Bedroom

Re-carpeting everywhere with the same carpeting design

There comes a time when you have to give up the ghost and accept that there’s too many marks and stains on your carpet for it to remain in place. 

Putting down a new carpet where it’s really needed is fine, but using the same carpet and re-carpeting everywhere might not be the best move. 

It could be off-putting for a buyer if they dislike your carpeting and know that it’s going to cost them a lot of money to replace it all.

Carpeted area

Removing a garden lawn

Anyone who doesn’t have a garden will have wished they owned one over the past few months, which goes to show how highly valued garden space now is. 

You may have a garden, but not be so enthusiastic about tending to your lawn regularly in the spring and summer seasons. That, however, should not be cause to get rid of it!

If you really wanted to ditch it, you could always replace it with artificial grass, which, to the untrained eye, will look exactly like a natural lawn, but be far less hassle.

Garden swing

You will definitely profit from a better-valued home when you have a product from James Oliver integrated into it. We have brochures you can download for FREE to find out more about them.


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