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Planning a bit of DIY this bank holiday weekend? Boost the value of your house with minimal work
Home improvements can add a significant amount to the value of your home – but knowing what return you are likely to get from a project before you invest is essential. According to the Federation of Master Builders and the HomeOwners Alliance, removing an internal wall to create an open-plan kitchen/ diner can boost the value of an average home in London by £48,417. It would cost less than £3,500 and could be done within seven days. Building an outside playroom,
pictured, at a cost of £6,653 can add £35,611 to an average home in just 14 days, while spending £4,127 to update the kitchen (an eight-day project) could boost a home’s value by £26,838. Installing an en suite bathroom would take 11 days and result in a profit of £9,812.