If you are looking to improve your home with an aim to refresh and enjoy your living space, or you are seeking out ways to make affordable improvements before you sell your property, there are a variety of ways in which you can make those additional touches that will give your property the edge.
Whether you are looking to get a local installer to replace your outdated windows and doors, or you are merely looking to invest in some new furnishings to freshen up your home; there’s a way to impress on any budget. Here are our top tips on how to give your Sheffield home the edge and be the envy of your neighbours.
Create more space with a home office extension
The Office of National Statistics say that of adults that have worked from home during the pandemic, 85% want to use a “hybrid” approach of both home and office working in the future. With so many people working from home, adding a home office space in the form of an extension, such as a conservatory, will see you a fantastic return on investment. If you are looking to sell, the additional space could add between 7 – 10% to the value of your home. If you aren’t looking to sell your home, but you could benefit from the extra space, a conservatory extension makes an ideal solution. A conservatory can be used for anything you need, not just as a home office space. You could use it to create a home gym, a dining area, a children’s playroom, or simply just an extended space for socialising with family and friends.
Top tip: if you already have a conservatory, why not consider just replacing the roof? Conservatories 10 years or older often have outdated and inefficient roofs. A modern glass or tiled roof will improve your conservatory’s energy efficiency and comfort, making the extra space far more enjoyable to use.
Create the ‘wow’ factor with bifold doors
Create instant wow factor and lots of light with some new bifold doors. Bifold doors are a brilliant way to bring extra natural light in a house, whilst also creating both a visual and physical link to the outdoor spaces. The unique concertina style opening means the separate door panels fold back against one another and stack up on top of each other, opening up an entire wall. For those times when you don’t want to open the entire bifold configuration, one panel operates like a normal door, allowing quick access between your house and garden.
Bifold doors have risen quickly to popularity in Sheffield and beyond, and they are now one of the most sought after door replacement options for homeowners in our area. Some experts estimate that bifolding doors can add around 5-10% to the resale valuation of a property.
At Global Windows, we offer a bi-fold door solution to suit every South Yorkshire home. No matter whether you choose from The Forge range, or the Schüco premium bi-fold range, our aluminium bi-fold doors run on durable easy-slide stainless steel rollers and a high functioning bottom track. They will continue to provide an effortless opening use after use. Choose from a range of door configurations, stylish hardware, a range of colours.
Upgrade to double or triple glazed windows to improve your home
Windows that show signs of damage, long-term wear and include outdated features like single glazing can potentially reduce the value of your home. Buying new double or triple-glazed windows is an investment, but it’s one that’s certainly worth considering if you want to make your home more attractive to buyers. It will also benefit you in the long term if you’re not selling, but looking to make improvements.
Here at Global, all of our windows come with double glazing as standard, helping them achieve an A rating in energy efficiency. When we install your new windows, your home will immediately feel more comfortable. New double glazed windows will vastly improve your home’s performance and create a more secure and energy efficient living space. If you want your home to be even further optimised for security and energy efficiency, triple glazing is an excellent choice.
If you live in a large urban area, or near a busy road or an airport, the additional pane used in triple glazing could dramatically improve the ambience of your home and help reduce outside noise entering your living space.
According to a 2021 survey, new modern windows ranked as the sixth best home improvement when looking to increase the value of your home.
Other ways to give your Sheffield home the edge:
Redecorate your home
Redecorating is the most popular home improvement and adding a lick of paint or doing some general maintenance to fill cracks and holes can be done at a low cost.
Declutter your rooms
Never underestimate a tidy and clean room. Pay special attention to rooms that get the highest usage, such as the kitchen and bathroom.
Give your garden some attention
A well-designed garden can add a great deal of value, it should feel like an extra space for entertaining or relaxing, rather than an expanse of grass.
Give your kitchen a makeover
You may not be able to afford a whole new kitchen, but for a relatively small budget, painting units or replacing cupboard handles or doors are great alternatives. Good lighting and clutter-free clean surfaces will also make a huge difference.
Improve your home with Global
If you are looking to improve your home and give it the edge for 2022, then contact us at Global Windows to get a free, no obligation quote or for further information you can call us on 0114 288 9595 or 0800 610 1234.