How to increase your home’s value

Posted: June 7, 2021.

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7 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Whether you’re looking to sell soon, or you’re planning for the future, adding value to your property can fetch you a bigger asking price further down the line. Luckily, there are some tried and tested things you can do to improve your home’s kerb appeal and bump up its worth – not to mention, make it a more enjoyable place to live until it comes time to sell up. 

So, if you’re wondering how to increase the value of your home, read on for some top tips. 

Tidy up the driveway

Prettying up your driveway is one of the easiest things you can do to impress would-be buyers. After all, first impressions count. Whether it’s filling in cracks, trimming the edges or opting for a brand new driveway surface altogether, there are multiple projects you can do which will suit all budgets. 

Modernise your garage door

A tired old garage door not only looks bad, but also won’t be doing you any favours security-wise. If your garage is outdated, noisy, peeling or just a little worse for wear, replacing it with a brand new model can give your home a facelift that’s sure to impress potential buyers. With a wide choice of styles, colours, materials and opening mechanisms available from the team here at Shutter Spec Security, it’s easy to revive your garage and boost your kerb appeal. 

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Improve security

Enhancing your security measures at home can be an appealing trait when marketing a home. Whether it’s installing CCTV cameras, intruder alarms or security shutters, increasing the safety of your building is desirable for any property and any buyer. 

Extend and convert

If you have money to spare, an extension or conversion can create more usable living space in your home – boosting the value of your home by as much as 10 – 20%. Whether you transform your loft into a cosy bedroom or turn your garage into a gym, there are lots of ways to add more living space to a property that can benefit you now as current residents, as well as when it comes time to sell up. 


Giving your home a fresh lick of paint is a must when selling up. The good news is that redecorating can be as extensive or as simple as you wish, allowing you to be flexible with your budget. Even if you can only afford a few tweaks here and there, a few simple things can still revive and modernise your home ready for viewings. 

Don’t forget the roof

We don’t often consider our roofs, but they are actually one of the biggest giveaways of a property’s age. If tiles are cracked, missing or warped, you may want to fix these issues to ensure your home looks its best in time for any viewings. 

Jazz up your patio area

Make it easy for buyers to imagine enjoying and living in your property. One way to do that is to ensure you have an outdoor space that’s sure to impress. Patio or decking areas are the perfect place for dining, socialising and entertaining, so create a set-up that potential buyers can envision themselves in. This may mean laying new patio or decking, decorating with some plants, or installing a sun canopy or patio awning for that extra shade – here at Shutter Spec Security, we provide a range of shading solutions for gardens that will offer both comfort and style to your back garden.  

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Looking to boost the kerb appeal of your home? Here at Shutter Spec Security, we supply and install stunning garage doors from the world’s top brands. So, whether you prefer traditional up-and-over or modern automated options, we have hundreds of styles to suit you. Simply contact us to discuss your ideas – we’re proud to serve homes across Oxford, Thame, Aylesbury, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. 

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