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First Home Improvements to Make a as a New Homeowner

21 Apr 2022

First Home Improvements to Make a as a New Homeowner. At Verdi, we believe there has never been a better time to become a new homeowner! The Government Mortgage Scheme allows for new buyers to only pay a 5% deposit. This makes for a less stressful decision. However, the scheme only runs until December of this year, so be quick! For those who have made the big step on to the financial ladder (and anyone else reading of course), we want to delve into the first home improvements you should make when making purchasing a property.

“More than half (58.7%) of burglars gain entry through the front door”

(NimbleFins)

Whether you’re looking to buy or let, we always stress here at Verdi, that home security trumps everything else. Feeling safe within your home should be the bare minimum and that’s why it should be one of the first home improvements you make. So, what can you do to ensure this is the case? Well, home security can come in different forms. For example, take the range of doors we supply here at Verdi. It may come as a surprise, but “more than half (58.7%) of burglars gain entry through the front door,” as stated by NimbleFins. We mention this stat because it even shocked us! The doors we supply at Verdi are designed to prevent this, with features such as a 6-point locking system, so that you know you’re safe!

example of door installation from verdi

The next home improvements you should make are things you can do yourself, throughout the tenure of owning your home. Making your home aesthetically pleasing doesn’t really have any downsides. It can make us happy, your tenants happy and will obviously raise the value of the property. These 3 things are a landscaping, curb appeal and a simple lick of paint.

Landscaping

Not something we do here at Verdi, but having a garden space and more importantly, one that is cared for can raise the value of your home!

Curb Appeal

You may wonder what this is. But curb appeal is basically what it says on the tin. Making ‘your curb space’ and the area around your home look appealing will encourage prospective buyers if you ever were to sell.

Fresh Paint

This one is simple. We all know the state older builds can be in. We believe that this is the bare minimum for freshening your home and making it your own!

Another one the first home improvements you should make is improving its energy efficiency. Many new builds are designed to meet much higher standards. However, we’re realistic at Verdi. Many first-time buyers are more likely to purchase an older build, more as a project if you will. These types of properties may be poor is this area and so changes should be made to properly modernise your home as a long-term investment (which we’ll get to later). Some examples of changes you could make could be insulation, or draught proofing through new double-glazed windows, which you can get here at Verdi!

The final option for your first home improvements comes down to health and safety. This one is important. We need to always check different aspects of a property and make sure that everything is check. These areas include:

  • Electrical appliances
  • Heating appliances
  • Smoke & Carbon Monoxide detectors
  • Fire safety & escape routes

If you don’t feel confident doing this yourself, it could be worth calling in a professional to help. This is particularly important for landlords who carry a duty of care for their tenants.

So there we have it! Whether your a first time buyer, or an experienced property-investor. These things could get your project started off to a winner! We know this type of purchase can a stressful but very fulfilling mission and we hope this can help you even just a little bit!

We can help you make some of these home improvements here at Verdi, just check out our product range here!

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