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Basic Ten Points for Adding Value to Your Property in Edinburgh

By Ann Clark Subscribe to RSS | March 19th 2012 | Views:

There are many ways to improve the value of property by making certain improvements. But it is very important that you must keep in mind the value of property and its location before you carry out the improvements in your property. At the time of making improvements you should not go away.

There are some simple and easy suggestions if you follow them then you can improve your property value.

Adding an extension

Adding an extension is little bit difficult but possible way of improving value to your property. In this regard you must keep in mind that its construction should be according to the rest of the house. An inadequately built extension might decrease the value of the property. Contact with the professional for taking the expert opinion so it will be better for you.

Installing central heating

If you choose energy efficient heating system then it will not only add value to your property but will also make it more saleable.

Adding more space

Adding more space is possible through a loft conversion which will add just about 20% to the value of the property. But this is a costly investment. In this case you should make sure that you have chosen the right kind of roof for it (steeply pitched). It is fact that you must take some advantages of extra accommodation.

Making use of cellars and basements

A new speedy fashion is to make a basement under the house. If you have older property then this option is better for you. However, these are expensive, as it involves damp proofing and reinforcement of foundations. If you feel that your house space is not sufficient then you can also convert a cellar into a living room. But at same time these both options have two side affect it means these are highly disruptive and stressful.

Adding a bathroom

If your house has the extra room then you can convert your bedroom into bathroom. But in the small house it will be a great blunder.

Improving kitchen

You must be very cautious about your kitchen so it must well equipped and timeless in design.

Update bathroom

You must give the modernize look to your bathroom and it very easy by changing taps, tiles, and shower.

Double glazing

While getting your property double glazed you should make it sure that its style and material equivalent to your home.


If your property is in a busy area then you must add a garage. This will add a value to your house.

Installing a security system

Installing a security system will not only add value to your property but also make it more saleable.

Before carrying out any of these steps you must seek professional advice, sort out your finances and obtain planning permission (if required).

Ann Clark - About Author:
Ann Clark is a marketing officer for Greenlet, property lettings website in Edinburgh. If you want more information on property to rent edinburgh, please visit edinburgh flats to rent.

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