Homeowners share stunning DIY transformations - boost property value 'whatever its size or price point'

Before after cabinet transformation

Homeowners shared their amazing DIY transformations

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Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray


Published: 16/09/2023

- 07:00

Updated: 19/09/2023

- 08:37

Inexpensive home improvements could boost value regardless of the type of property. Some homeowners shared their amazing transformations

Property prices have declined in recent months which might make homeowners cautious about selling up.

Speaking exclusively to GBNews.com, expert explained some DIY tricks that could make your home more valuable.


Correctly measured furniture can make a property look more finished and help potential buyers visualise themselves living there.

Managing director at DIY Alcove Cabinets John Graham said: “Made to measure fitted furniture will increase the value of a property whatever its size or price point.

Living room before DIY transformation

A homeowner shared pictures before updating their living room

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"Functional and stylish fitted storage such as wardrobes, alcove cupboards, media shelves and bookcases not only boost a property’s value but also its saleability as we often equate built in furniture with quality.”

The expert claimed adding this to the home can increase the value of any property.

Fitting furniture, such as cabinets and cupboards, can be a cheap job - especially if willing to do some DIY.

“Fitted furniture can transform the look and feel of any room, whether it’s a new build or a period property by adding character and depth whilst providing a focal point," John continued.

"What’s more it doesn’t need to be expensive if you’re prepared to install and paint it yourself.

"Our made to measure furniture is delivered to customers as a kit for them to fit pre-cut, pre-drilled in modular, flat pack format along with instructions for DIY installation.”

John shared some cabinet DIY transformations, including one woman who upgraded the sunken space next to her fireplace.

She transformed the plain, grey wall into alcove cabinets featuring media shelf shelves, filled with books and a television.

After living room transformation

The room looked completely different after the transformation

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Another transformed a similar empty space in their living room and filled it with pictures, ornaments and stunning spotlights.

While simple, the DIY updates transform the room and make it much more attractive to a potential buyer.

Homeowners can boost the value of their property by around £40,000 by making sure it is energy efficient.

Creating a good garden can also drastically increase how much buyers are willing to pay for it.

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