Earlier this year, homeowners in England were given additional scope to build bigger and better extensions for their homes. This addition to the ‘Permitted Development’ instrument now allows homeowners to build two extra floors to their properties without the need for planning permission. This means that more people will be looking to build extensions to their home to add more space and increase the value of their property. When changes came last year, extensions swelled in popularity. If you’re looking to build an extension to increase the value of your home, rather than simply create additional space, you can do so in a far cheaper and less labour intensive way. This can be achieved with clever interior design.

Can Interior Design Increase The Value of a Home? By working with a team of interior design experts and professionals, you can make your home a more inviting place as well as potentially increase its value! Subtle changes can make space look far larger. As well as this, some materials and styles generally stay on-trend year-on-year. By carefully considering the way your home is designed and the products you feature, you can add value with little investment. Here, we take a look at several ways that you can increase the value of your home through interior design.

There’s No Need To Be Too Provocative – When deciding on interior design ideas for the home to increase its value, there’s no need to go overboard. You might like lavish, provocative and creative interior design ideas, but the next person may not! If you are looking to create a home that will appeal to buyers in your area, it’s a good idea to keep things simple.By keeping to a popular and classy style of interior design, you can increase the value of your home by attracting more buyers. It’s all well and good having a style that you love, but you need to make the property appealing to as many people as possible. This doesn’t mean that you have to be boring, but don’t be too avant-garde either! Use high-quality materials and style your home to a high standard while keeping things neutral.

Consider Installing Hardwood Floors – Hardwood floors are always a popular choice for homeowners. It’s very possible that the next buyer of your home may want to install hardwood floors themselves. If they are already installed at your property, you can ask for a higher price as it will save them money. From an interior design perspective, hardwood floors go with almost every type of design.From a more practical standpoint, they are easy to clean, robust, last for decades and can provide additional insulation to the home. Homes with hardwood floors are likely to sell at a higher price and the sale may even go through quicker; reducing the stress of the process.

The Bathroom and Kitchen Are Key – The two areas of a home that have, arguably, the most important impact on the value of a home are the kitchen and the bathroom. With that in mind, it’s important to pay close attention to them when deciding on interior design ideas. If your kitchen and bathroom are looking dull, tired and outdated, renovating them should be a priority.

By installing new features, freshening up the interior design aspects and modernising the appliances, you can add some value to the home. If you only have one bathroom, consider adding a new toilet as well. By concentrating on these areas, you will make your home a much more attractive prospect and can even increase the value by thousands of pounds!

Keep The Rooms Bright – More generally, keeping rooms looking bright and light can entice buyers in and even increase the value of a home. If your property is a bit dark towards the back of the home, you could consider installing a new conservatory or patio doors out to the garden. This will allow light to stream in and make your property a much more inviting place to live. Other ways to increase the flow of natural light in the home are to paint the walls in light, neutral colours and to place mirrors tactically around the home.

Who Is Your Likely Buyer? Before making too many changes, it’s important to ask yourself who your target buyer is. What kind of area do you live in and what are buyers like there? Do you live in a commuter town where buyers are likely to be affluent? Is the area less affluent? Or is the area up and coming with more people moving in?

By understanding who your target audience is, you can make better interior design decisions and attract the right people. If you are trying to attract affluent buyers and get the most value from your home, ensure that any hardwood floor you install or changes you make use high-quality materials. You’ll want to reflect the personality and style of the people likely to view your property.

Create Space and Keep It Tidy – Whether you are a naturally messy person or a tidy person, it’s important to ensure that your home is spotless when people come over for viewings and during the photography process. By keeping the space looking tidy, you can create more space. You’ll want to ensure that your home looks as though it’s large enough to justify a high price. Simply keeping things clean, tidy and maximising space can make a huge difference.

Fix Any Little Issues – If you have any chipped doors, broken floorboards or cracked windows, now is the time to get them fixed. Any little bits of damage to a home can reduce the value. To maximise your value, ensure that anything that could be picked up by a potential buyer is fixed. Whether it’s an interior design element or something more functional, the investment to get it fixed now will pay dividends.

Let The Buyers Imagine Themselves In Each Room – Following on from much of our advice, it’s critical to let the buyers of your home imagine themselves in the property. This means keeping things relatively neutral, simple and using high-quality materials. By allowing your visitors’ imaginations to run wild, you can ensure you get the maximum interest in your home and, therefore, the maximum value! If your interior design is too focused on what you like, you run the risk of alienating your audience and those looking to buy. The key to all of this is to create a classy home without being too specific to your tastes.

Looking For Expert Interior Design Professionals in Derby? Get in Touch With Lewis Interiors Today – Here at Lewis Interiors, we’re experts when it comes to interior design for the home and the office. Based in Derby and serving customers in the surrounding area, we have a huge range of interior design products and services available. We can help you when it comes to the supply and installation of carpets, hardwood flooring, curtains, soft furnishings and much more.

We can consult you on your project and help you at every step of the way. We’ll discuss your requirements, your taste, the space you have available and all of your ideas before work commences. After looking through our variety of available stock, you can then pick and choose the products and services you want to improve your home or office. Interior design services can make your home a more pleasant place to live as well as increase the value of your home. If you’re looking for an interior design firm in Derby, look no further!
To find out more about our services, please do feel free to contact us today. You can find us at Lewis Interiors, 11-15 Chapelside, Chapel Street, Spondon, DE21 7JQ. Alternatively, call us on 01332 662 450 or email us at sales@lewis-interiors.co.uk.