The top ten wishlist of home improvements for Brits has just been revealed – and double glazing has taken the eight spot.
Research from Gocompare.com Money has found that the most popular renovation projects are a new kitchen, building an extension, installing a new bathroom, making over the garden, converting the attic, installing a new boiler or central heating system, knocking through rooms to make an open plan room, fitting double glazing, adding an extra bedroom and installing solar panels.
If you are thinking of undertaking major home improvements like this, you need to make sure you’ve thought about how you intend to finance such a project. There are several avenues, from personal loans and secured loans to remortgaging or using a zero per cent credit card. It all depends on how much money you need to complete your project as to which source of finance would be most appropriate.
Spokesman for Gocompare.com Matt Sanders reminded homeowners to do their homework and look into the pros and cons of the different financial options, comparing them against their own personal circumstances.
“The amount you pay in interest will have a big impact on the overall cost of any loan – so it’s important to shop around to make sure you’re getting a good deal. But be aware of low advertised interest rates. Legally, these only need to be given to 51 per cent of successful applicants, so the deal you’re offered may not be as good as it first appeared,” he added.
However you choose to finance your home improvements, making use of Worsley double glazing installers can add serious value to your home. Recent Confused.com research revealed that buying a fixer-upper can see people turn a profit of between £25,000 and £50,000, so it might be worth seeing what you can do to your home to really increase the value.