Take a look at our DIY tips to increase the value of your property

Our recommended DIY steps

When it comes to boosting the value of your property, homeowners needn’t invest thousands of pounds in an extension or a new landscaped garden.

In fact, even the smallest DIY projects, when carried out correctly, can help boost the value of a home and help offset any fluctuations in the UK property market, unforeseen developments such as the closure of a transport link or erosion of green space and views.

What’s more, many of the most effective DIY makeovers can be carried out over the course of a weekend without any specialist help.

This is not like loft conversions or conservatories which, although they can set a home way above neighbouring properties in terms of price and appeal, usually require a large net outlay and considerable inconvenience.

  • You can also change and improve your home and make it look more spacious by changing the flooring.
  • You may want to search for things like the different types of flooring available and whether they commercial and residential floors.
  • If you are looking for someone that provides accredited roofing repairs and replacements, we recommend contacting companies such as ELC roofing.
  • This flooring company offers many different flooring services such as vinyl, lino and other commercial services.

DIY flat roof repairs

Easy-to-use roofing systems such as EPDM mean you can easily repair/replace your damaged flat or low pitched roof.

The reason rubber roofing is so widely used in the construction industry is because of its ability to cope under all weather conditions and due to its flexibility, making it much easier to install.

Even roofing contractors rave about this type of roofing!

How to make a small space appear bigger

Even the smallest of spaces can be transformed using any number of clever optical illusions.

However, for the best results, it’s advisable to bear in mind that, the lighter and brighter a room is, the bigger it will appear, while dark tones will only serve to emphasise the lack of space.

For example, fitting a mirror – the bigger the better – will add to the illusion of space, as will the inclusion of any windows, however small they may be.

Likewise, opting for light, neutral colours can help in creating a sense of space and flow, while any complicated patterns or centrepieces should be located at the end of a room so as to draw the viewer’s attention down the length of the space in question.

Learn more about interior designing your home. 

Other visual tricks include emphasising height rather than width and length through striped wallpaper or other patterns, while it goes without saying that a minimalistic approach to furniture and a zero-tolerance attitude to clutter will help make a space seem not just smarter, but also bigger.