How Carpentry Can Add Value To Your Home

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An important part of buying a home is having the potential to sale when moving to a different area. Such can be a tricky proposition when buying a home for a bargain price. So, how do you increase the value of your home to prepare for that time of resale?

Basement / Attic Renovation

One way is to finish the basement and / or attic. This includes installing wood blocking for sheet rock, hanging sheet rock, painting, installing flooring (i.e. tile, carpet, hardwood, etc.), and furnishing it. Keep in mind, refinishing a room is neither quick nor cheap. It could take as long as several weeks if you need to frame in an empty space for sheet rocking or a couple weekends if all that is needed is painting and installation of flooring. Two or three story homes seem much smaller on the inside than they appear on the outside. It is not an optical illusion. The house is really smaller because of the unfinished rooms. Finishing those rooms can add anywhere from £10 to £65 per square foot, depending on the complexity of the finishes.

Kitchen Cabinets & Additions


Another home carpentry project that can increase the value of your home is refurbishing or installing new kitchen cabinets in place of old cabinets. Typically, this project can be completed in a single weekend. Furthermore, it will do wonders to improve the look of your kitchen and increase its value. Cabinets can be bought from large distributors such as Lowes or Home Depot. You can choose to make them yourself, if you have the right tools and have an adventurous heart. If your current cabinets are in good condition, then simply painting or re-staining them will give them a needed face lift. Whatever you choose to do, it will immediately add value to your home by making the kitchen look brighter and cleaner. Estimated value varies between £500 to £1,500.

For more information see bespoke kitchens or country style kitchens for traditional styles.

Bathroom & Flooring

One last carpentry project that will add value to your home concerns the bathroom. Oftentimes grout on the floor and wall tile becomes discolored or wears away completely. Simply scraping out the existing grout and applying new grout will make the space look new. This project can be completed in a single weekend and costs very little to do. Estimated value can range from £750 to £2,000 for this simple face lift.

Carpentry for all types of building


Now all you need to decide is what your home needs and get to work, if you are unsure about what carpentery projects might add value to your home then don’t hesitate to talk to Leicester Carpentry, a team of expert carpenters and joiners ready to help with your home improvements. Leicester offer their services to help with modern homes as well as being experts in carpentry for listed buildings – so whatever your requirements, talk to our friendly team today.

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