If you're looking to sell your property soon or just want to add some value to it, you might think the only real way is to have an extension built. While this often adds the most value, it's not the only way. Some of these methods are much more affordable and could help add more to your house value than they cost to do, making them a worthwhile expenditure. Let's have a look at them.

1. Install under-floor heating

Nothing says modern style like under-floor heating, it's all the rage these days. Under-floor heating can actually be a more efficient way of heating your home, meaning you spend less on energy bills. Not only that, but it's a great way to wow visitors — and keep your feet warm.

2. Improve your ventilation

If you've had problems with damp or simply want an energy efficient and environmentally friendly way to keep your home cool, natural ventilation could be for you. Traditional air conditioning is not only expensive to install, but it also costs a ton in energy costs and isn't great for your carbon footprint. With the right natural ventilation, like Airocle Natural Ventilation systems, you can get the results you've been looking for while potentially adding value to your home.

3. Re-clad or paint the front

If you've got an old-looking house, a lick of paint or even some new cladding could make it much more appealing to potential buyers and general visitors. And if it's more appealing to potential buyers, that generally means it's going to be worth a bit more when it comes time to sell.

4. Re-partition walls

You're probably aware of how extra rooms normally makes a property worth more, but that surprisingly doesn't always mean you've got to have a costly extension. If you can re-partition some of your interior walls you could easily make more room for the right layout, and one that's worth more. Here's one important thing to remember — make sure you're not moving anything structurally important. Get a professional to check first if you have to.

5. Convert your garage

Another way to create more living space without having an extension is by converting your garage. This is a relatively inexpensive option as you only need to brick up one end and decorate your new space.

6. Install exterior lighting

Not only does exterior lighting make your property look great in the evening, it also serves as a security feature. The right modern lighting can bring your home into the 21st century, wow guests, and make it worth more to potential buyers.

7. Target two rooms for a refurb

While you might want to refurbish every room in your home, this can be expensive. If you can only afford to do a couple, make sure you target the kitchen and bathroom first. While these might be the most expensive to renovate, they'll also add the most money to the value of your home and impress guests more easily.

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