How to add value to your home this spring

Wondering how to elevate your home this season? Here are some tips and tricks from simple refurbishments to adding key furniture pieces.

If you’re looking for ways to enhance your living space, there are many ways to unlock the full potential of your home – regardless of budget. From installing new window solutions to cleverly placed lighting, here are our top five tips on adding value to your home this spring.

Add a wood burning stove

Due the increasing cost of gas and electric, there has been a huge uptake in wood burning stoves in UK homes in the past few years – and we don’t see this slowing down. According to Property Price Advice, there are now more than a million wood burners in British homes with nearly 200,000 sold each year, so a wood burner is certainly a popular addition to the home! A long-term investment, the cost of installing a stove can vary, so always speak to a certified fitter about your requirements as this will vary from household to household. Plus, with the array of stove models and colours available, they also create a beautiful focal point to enjoy all year round.

Install plantation shutters

A timeless choice, plantation shutters are a stylish, practical and long-lasting window covering. Due to their bespoke design, they also offer sought after curb appeal and additional benefits too. The fitted design results in improved insulation by helping to keep the heat in and the cold air out – saving money on energy bills. In the warmer months, shutters also help keep a room cool by blocking out the sun. For those living in a town or on a busy road, their flexible design, especially tier on tier shutters for example, gives extra privacy and versatile light control. For those looking to avoid the high installation costs, opt for DIY plantation shutters that are simple and cost-effective to install yourself.

Look at strategic lighting

From kitchens to hallways and bedrooms, atmospheric lighting is vital in creating that cosy, inviting living space. While it is important to showcase and highlight rooms that are well-lit and enjoy plenty of natural light, ensure that dark corners and north-facing rooms also have the correct lighting to showcase your home’s best assets. This can be done by adding task and accent lighting, such as table lamps and wall lights.

Create more space with multi-purpose furniture

Whether you live in a cosy apartment or a house in the country, the desire to make a home feel larger is universal. To create the illusion of space and maximise functionality, multi-purpose furniture is a great solution. Furniture like sofa beds, storage ottomans and extendable dining tables seamlessly adapt to different needs and occasions, maintaining a clean and uncluttered living area. This ultimately helps a room feel larger as you’re removing additional furniture which can make a space feel more compact.

Create warmth with texture

No home is complete without warm, cosy touches so smaller details are what make a huge difference in making your home feel that much more inviting and lived in. Natural materials like paper, bamboo and jute each provide rich texture and a connection with the great outdoors – and are an easy way to add personality to any room. From small downstairs bathrooms to larger open-plan kitchens, natural roller blinds are decorative, functional and provide that comforting touch of ‘hygge’ that we all stive for.