5 Step Guide to Adding Value in the Home
Adding value to our homes is always at the forefront of homeowners’ minds. While...
Adding value to our homes is always at the forefront of homeowners’ minds. While recent news of declining house prices in the UK is fueling our desire to ‘improve’ over ‘move’, low-maintenance and high-impact renovations are more critical than ever to homeowners.
The Office of National Statistics recently reported that while house prices have risen by 1.9% in the last 12 months from May 2023, the average house price is still £7,000 behind the peak average of September 2022. While the fall of property value is likely to slow, UK homeowners shouldn’t expect to see prices recover fully into 2024. Such news has changed many of our minds about taking the plunge to sell and focusing more on adding value anywhere possible.
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But outside of a captivating new kitchen, bathroom or bedroom, where are the opportunities for low maintenance and impactful renovations for our homes?
Hobby rooms, home cinemas, bars and garden rooms are some of the more popular home improvements that are set to add value to our homes. And while these kinds of renovations are likely to add around 15% to the value of your home, they all require large budgets and additional space —something not all of us have.
Neville Johnson are the UK market leader in staircase renovations and know first-hand how the staircase can add substantial value to your home. According to Rightmove, “When it comes to home improvements, one feature can add significant value to a property and ensure a lasting first impression… the staircase.”
The transformation effect of a staircase renovation is genuinely remarkable. The stairs are not merely a functional element connecting different levels of your home; it serves as a focal point that draws the eyes of anyone entering the space.
An outdated or worn-out staircase can make the whole house feel dated and lacklustre. On the other hand, a beautifully renovated staircase can add a touch of elegance and sophistication, immediately impacting potential buyers or visitors.
By updating your staircase’s material, style, and design, you can modernize your home’s aesthetics without undertaking a massive renovation project.
Open-plan houses typically hold more value in the minds of potential buyers, but turning closed-off rooms into open spaces is a hefty renovation. A glass staircase is a quick and easy way to turn your hallway into an open-plan aesthetic. By removing bulky timber balustrades and replacing them with stunning glass panels, natural light can flood your hallway and provide a stunning entryway for you and visitors.
One of the most significant advantages of a staircase renovation is its low maintenance requirements. While some home improvements demand ongoing care and attention, a staircase renovation is a long-term investment that continues to impress for years. High-quality materials and craftsmanship ensure your staircase remains sturdy and visually pleasing, even with minimal maintenance efforts.
Moreover, the process of renovating a staircase is relatively quick and straightforward. Depending on the project’s complexity, we can complete your renovation in less than two days. The efficient turnaround time means you can enjoy the benefits of a stunning staircase without enduring extensive disruptions to your daily life.
Neville Johnson have over 35 years of perfecting interiors for our clients and as the UK market leaders in staircase renovations, we’re proud to have a foundation of satisfied customers.
“Neville Johnson were excellent from start to finish. We are delighted with the end product and the look of the hall and landing has been transformed. Attention to detail by the fitter could not be better. The initial consultation and design process, including detailed drawings was also really good. I highly recommend them.” – Mr Hopkins
“The quality and workmanship are superb. The staircase looks beautiful, I am so pleased, it was worth every penny. The professionalism shown by the Neville Johnson Company is everything their advertising says about them and more.” – Mrs Stewart
“Neville Johnson supplied and fitted an absolutely wonderful oak and glass staircase. We are over the moon with it and, looking at the fully fitted product, it was well worth the spend. Our special thanks must also go out to our fitter who carried out a totally professional, friendly job. Thank you Neville Johnson.” – Mr Dingli
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