Whether you have just moved into a new property or you’re looking at selling your current home in the next few years – adding to its value can only be a good thing.

But what do you have to do to a property to increase its value? Here we’re going to show you five ways to increase your home’s value.

Good insulation

The better your insulation, the more heat your property can retain, which also means you’re reducing energy bills. Some buyers may be prepared to pay more for a property in which they can rest assured that they’re going to keep warm in winter and pay less month in month out.

Parking

If your home is situated in a built up area, parking is likely a valuable commodity. If you have a front yard that’s barely used or maintained then, for very little money you can transform it into a car park spot. Same goes for your backyard. Even if the buyer doesn’t have a car, there are plenty of websites out there that allow you to advertise your spot.

A loft conversion

Adding more space to a property will only do one thing: increase its value. Adding a loft conversion causes minimal disruption too, and once its complete you have a space that can be transformed into everything from an office to a play area.

Maintain your back garden

Gardening isn’t for everyone. If you can’t stand maintaining your own garden, then change it to a minimal, easy to control space. Anything overgrown or that needs too much work will only turn buyers off.

Conservatory

Conservatories are great additions to homes, giving more space with minimal fuss. You don’t often need planning permission to install one, and depending on the style and size you choose, you can add some serious value to your home.

So there you have it, five pretty straightforward ways to increase the value of your property.