With house prices and energy costs rising both nationally and globally, improving the energy efficiency of your existing home presents an opportunity to ‘future proof’ your investment. Kate Riley loves a good bargain, hence the name of her blog: Centsational Girl Riley shows her readers how to create amazing spaces by sticking to a budget—or what she calls creating diamond style on a dime.” She also uses her platform to cover home improvement trends, detail her travels, link to her own favorite design blogs and even share recipes. Riley’s been writing about home improvement techniques since 2009, and has contributed to several home improvement websites and companies. In 2015, she was named one of Better Homes and Gardens’ top favorite bloggers.
It’s easy to get carried away with adding value to your property, but always keep the sale price of your neighbours’ houses in mind – don’t spend £25,000 on converting the loft if your house is already worth a substantial amount more than your neighbours, as it’ll be harder to get the sale price you need to make a profit. But exactly how much value you add to your property will depend on what improvements you choose to make.
I’ve worked alongside many skilled electricians, plumbers, and trades people and I use my experience and knowledge to help do-it-yourselfers like you with home improvement projects through my YouTube videos and website forum. Whether you want to build a shed, put vinyl siding on your house, replace a window, or any other DIY type project, I’m there to show you how to do it and answer your questions.
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It’s the question every handy homeowner getting ready to embark on a renovation asks themselves: How much can I actually do myself? If you’re willing to get your hands dirty, it may be more than you think. Curbed spoke with experts including DIY home renovators, contractors, and architects to determine the realistic DIY projects in your house, and what is better left to the professionals.