Unfortunately many people suffer a financial festive season hangover. Get off to a great start to 2017 by saving money at home and getting your finances in order. There are so many different ways to save money in the home like:-
- Making savings on your mortgage
- Switching your energy supplier
- Finding a cheaper mobile tariff
- Comparing insurance policies
- Having your loft insulated
Home improvements are also a great way to save money. Why not upgrade your windows?
OK there’ll be costs involved having them installed but when it comes to energy bills, new double or triple glazing will save you cash in the long run.
Improve your home and save money
Splashing out a bit of cash on home improvements is a good idea. A new kitchen, a conservatory, upgrading windows or insulating the property can help to reduce your utility bills. Home improvements will also make your home a more enjoyable place in which to live. What’s more, recent statistics have shown average home improvements add around 10% to the value of a home.
There’s an extensive range of minor and major improvements you can make to your property, from de-cluttering to structural renovations. Try to look at home improvement projects as long term investments. With record low interest rates on borrowing, they can be a very cost-effective way to add value to your property.
Enjoy a good return on these top home improvements
Do you know which home improvements add the most value? Here are the top six home improvements which offer a good return on investment.
- Conservatory – adding a conservatory will provide an extra room in your house. Unlike an extension, you won’t need planning permission. You can use a conservatory all year round making it an ideal place for an informal dinner party or a cosy sitting room.
- Exterior – if you decide to sell in the future, the exterior of your property is one of the first things a prospective buyer will see. Spending a little time painting, fixing any cracks outside and cleaning up could make all the difference.
- Doors – installing high performance doors will not only keep the home secure but also help to keep energy bills low. To improve the interior, there are also French doors, patio doors and bi-folding doors.
- Windows – quality double and triple glazed windows will ensure your home is heated efficiently. New windows can also give a fresh new look to any type of property.
- The kitchen – expect a 50% return on investment on a new kitchen. A new kitchen certainly brightens up any home while energy efficient white goods can reduce utility bills.
- Loft – a loft conversion can increase the value of your property by around 20%. It will also create an extra space for more rooms without having to move. Loft conversions are also ideal for storage or if you work from home, an office.
Other money saving tips for 2017 could include benefiting from unlimited Broadband options, switching to a water meter or a new conservatory roof. Do a little research online to find out more about home money saving tips.