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The 'don't's of renovating your home

So, we have talked through bathroom trends, kitchen renovations and how to add value to your home, but what things should you avoid? We explore the 4 'don't's of renovating your home.

living room with wooden flooring

DIY bodging If you make a very visible mess or bodge-up, it raises all sorts of questions in the buyer’s mind about all the more crucial bodge-ups they can’t see, for example, electrics and plumbing.

Always ensure that you employ a genuine professional to execute any renovation, and don't be afraid to ask for proof of previous work, testimonials etc.

Too many bedrooms

Adding an extra bedroom to increase the value of your home is crucial, but what is the limit? There’s a substantial difference in price between a two-, three- and four-bedroomed house. After five, though, there’s hardly any.

Instead of adding an extra room to your five-bedroom, beautiful home, why not consider a kitchen renovation or garden makeover? See more here.

Outgrowing your street

If houses in your street cost £250,000, don’t build an enormous extension and ask £400,000. Call it egotistical, but people looking for a £400,000 house won’t want to live in a £250,000 street. Period.

Replacing all of the furniture

Trust us, there is no need. It may look nice, but will it add a penny of value to your house? No, it won’t. Estate agents value a house based on the aesthetics without furniture, so cancel your order of that fancy reclining sofa or full length mirror, and focus on what really matters.


Do you want to fall back in love with your home again, but are unsure where to start? Our team of professionals offer friendly advice, no obligation quotes and free consultations to help get you on the right track.

Simply contact us today.


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