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How To Avoid Decreasing The Valuation Of Your Home


Home improvement projects that can harm the valuation of your property

We did a blog post in January covering some of the big home trends for 2021 to serve you with some inspiration when improving your property over the coming months. 

If you didn’t see the post, you can catch up on it here

These on-trend ideas will almost certainly enhance your home’s value, which is a great incentive to follow them. You never want to do anything that will harm its value, but that is possible with some projects. 

We’d hate for that to happen, so here are 3 ‘improvements’ that we recommend you don’t embark upon:

Losing one of your bedrooms

What was once a full family home, may now only be shared by two people due to a few moving out, which has left a bedroom, or two, empty. 

Using a spare bedroom as a junk room literally seems a waste, when you could use it as an office space or little exercise room. 

However, when changing its purpose, ensure that it can easily be turned back into a bedroom as permanently reducing your bedroom count will cause a drop in value.

Bedroom

Re-carpeting too many rooms

You want to get rid of any ugly carpeting, one that’s worn and blighted by marks and stains. But be wary of re-carpeting everywhere when it’s not strictly necessary in certain rooms. 

A full re-carpeting isn’t cheap and though it will last, your preferred choice of carpeting may not be to the taste of any future potential buyers. 

If they really dislike it, it will cost them an awful lot of money to replace it all in exchange for another form of flooring.

Carpeted area

Ripping out your lawn

Those with a garden at home have found it to be a real lifeline over the last year. It’s one of the few places you’ve been able to head for away from the usual four walls.

But if you have a garden, you may not enjoy tending to your lawn, and be contemplating having it taken out. 

Stop right there! That wouldn’t be a good idea as green space is very highly valued. A better alternative would be to replace it with an artificial lawn, which is far easier to look after and looks just as good.

There’s no risk of any product from Balhousie causing your home to become less valuable, the complete opposite in fact. We have product brochures you can download for FREE here.


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