Increasing Your Home’s Value – 5 Handy Tips

Looking to increase the value of your home? It’s certainly worth doing. After all, your home is your biggest investment. Its value will increase over time, but any ways you can boost it even more are an added bonus. And it’s not as hard as you think. Read on for our 5 handy tips on how you can increase the value of your home.

Energy efficiency

As energy prices rise, so too does the appeal of homes that are energy efficient. Investments like draught-proofing windows and doors and installing energy efficient appliances will make your home far more attractive to potential buyers, as well as saving you money in the long run.

Curb appeal

One of the key factors in any home’s value is curb appeal. Put simply, this is how your home looks from the outside. It’s the first thing that visitors, estate agents and potential buyers see. So how can you improve it?

Keeping the front of your home tidy is always useful. Some green features will help accentuate your home’s beauty – as can some extra lighting. But more long-term, you might want to consider working on your home’s façade. Key fixtures like windows and doors are the focal point, so it’s important they are well restored.


While most time is probably spent in the living room, the kitchen has been found to be the most important room for buyers by David Wilson Homes. Research by Sainsbury’s Bank reveals over half of estate agents see the kitchen as the best improvement for a return too.


It may not be possible for some, but space is a great addition to any home. Whether it’s an extension, conservatory, or a spare bedroom, it adds value to your property because it opens up new possibilities and ideas for the buyer.

Space doesn’t have to be achieved through an extension though. Outside space adds value to your home in much the same way. Cut back any bushes to make your garden as spacious as possible.

Core fixtures

The most valuable changes are those which make up a home’s core. Nobody buys a home because of the wallpaper or furniture. Why? Because it can easily be changed. With this in mind, it’s important to emphasise your home’s best structural features. Draw attention to the high ceilings with a chandelier, and ensure classic fixtures like sash windows are fully restored.

How can we help?

Fortis & Hooke are experts in wooden window and door restoration. We realise how valuable original period windows to your home. That’s why we strive to repair and restore them, without damaging the classic style.

Our team of sash window specialists can ensure your home’s fixtures are in the best possible condition and set to stand the test of time. For more information, call us on 0800 313 4688, email or get in touch online.