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  • Writer's pictureTanya Louise

Savvy Upgrades: Making Your Home Safer And Increasing The Value

Ah, the joys of homeownership in the UK - where your castle isn’t just a retreat from the daily grind but also potentially your biggest financial asset. Especially considering you probably saved for years to be able to save for a deposit.

So, how do you keep your asset safe and increasing in value without breaking the bank? The trick is in making smart, small upgrades that secure your home, but that add value for potential future buyers.

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Fencing, But Make It Fashion

Let’s tackle the exterior first. Picture security fencing that doesn’t scream “Keep Out!” but whispers “classy yet untouchable”. Modern security fencing is the unsung hero of home safety - it keeps the unwanted out while pulling the aesthetic charm in. Since there are so many homes in the UK that don’t have fencing, a small deterrent like a fence can keep criminals away. You don’t want to be the easy target on the street. Having a fence is like having a burly but well-dressed bodyguard for your home. This upgrade not only fortifies but also winks at potential buyers with its kerb appeal.

Smart Homes For Smart Owners

Now, onto the techy stuff. Integrating smart technology is like giving your home a brain transplant. Smart locks and security systems are not just about locking doors; they’re about giving you peace of mind on a beach in Spain. Remote monitoring, keyless entries - welcome to the future, where your home is as smart as your phone and twice as secure. Don’t forget about that Ring doorbell. It sees everything. 

Energy Efficiency Upgrades: The Cool Kind Of Saving

Energy efficiency - sounds boring, right? But here’s the truth: an increasing number of home buyers are considering EPC ratings as a part of their purchase decision. Plus, it reduces bills, keeps your toes toasty in winter, and keeps the noisy neighbours’ noise out. It’s the kind of home improvement that quietly adds a surprising amount of value.

Kitchen Confidential: Safe And Stylish Upgrades

Let’s cook up some ideas for the kitchen. Remodelling here isn’t just about shiny new appliances; it’s about creating a safe haven for culinary adventures. Think ergonomic designs that save your back, efficient appliances that save your time, and ventilation that saves your smoke alarm from overworking. A well-thought-out kitchen is like a good meal – satisfying, comforting, and always a hit with guests and buyers. Another thing to keep in mind is gas safety. There are some super modern gas setups that make sure your home doesn’t fall victim to a gas leak or fault Uy hob system. 

So, there you have it - small upgrades that make a big difference. From securing the parameter to smart home tech and a kitchen worthy of a chef, these changes are about making your home safer, cosier, and more valuable. It’s about being smart with your choices and maybe a little smug about how good your home looks and feels. After all, it’s not just where you live; it’s also your smartest investment.

Love T x


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