Top 5 Home Improvements – That Will Give You the Best ROI

Top 5 Home Improvements – That Will Give You the Best ROI

Reap The Biggest Return in 2019

Are you making some home improvements this year?  Research suggests that “£58 billion worth of home improvements is set to take place in the UK within the next 6-12 months” So, with that in mind, we’ve outlined the top 5 home improvement projects that will give you the best return on your investment in 2019.

Add Serious Home Value

Taking on a home remodel project reaps many benefits – you not only get to enjoy a new kitchen, patio area or extension, but you can also add value to your home.  However, not all home improvements will bring a substantial return on investment, and according to Remodeling’s 2018 Cost vs. Value report, ‘the average home remodeling project added just 56.8% of its cost to the value of the home, in 2017.’

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‘Investing your hard earned cash into one of the following ‘high return projects’ will greatly improve the quality of your home while substantially increasing its value.’

1. Add a Conservatory

As homeowners, we’re always looking for ‘extra space’ so adding a modern conservatory to your home is a great way to maximise natural light while adding valuable square footage to your home with an added aesthetic appeal.

Potential Cost by Zoopla: Between £5000 – £30,000

Potential Value Added by Zoopla: Between 7%-15%

2. Upgrade Your Windows & Doors

Your windows or doors are the first things visitors see when they approach your home, so it’s important to keep them looking fresh, as investing in these areas can make a home instantly ‘smarter, warmer and quieter.’

Modern manufacturers custom-create windows and doors in a range of shapes and sizes.  These come available in almost any RAL powder coat colour, so you’re sure to design something that speaks your personality.  Keep costs as low as possible by investing in UPVC material, or if your budget allows for it, opt for aluminium or timber for a more traditional and luxurious finish.

Potential Cost by Zoopla: £5000 to £7000

Potential Value Added by Zoopla: 5%

3. Upgrade Your Patio or Garden Area

A great way to upgrade your home without breaking the bank is investing in a new and improved garden or patio area.

 

Consider upgrading your lawn, introducing decking or switching out your current patio doors for a set of ultra-modern bi-folds or slide-n-pivots.  These are designed to bring the outdoors in and make the most of your garden while adding substantial value to your home.

Potential Cost by Zoopla: £3000 – £7000

 Potential Value Added by Zoopla: 5% – 10%

4. Invest in a New Kitchen

Investing in a new kitchen remains one of the most common home improvements people make, and it can also be one of the most expensive. However, a survey conducted by insurer GoCompare suggests that “61% of respondents said they were able to reduce their final bill by using a fitter they found themselves or by sourcing their own components.’  Consider keeping your new kitchen ‘neutral’ and ‘practical in design’ and ‘make sure the cost of the work is relative to the value of your home.’

Potential Cost by Zoopla: £10,000 – £15,000

Potential Value by Zoopla: 5% – 7%

5. Bespoke Bathroom

Similar to adding a new kitchen, fitting a modern bathroom has rarely been ‘simple or cheap,’ but it does pay substantial dividends.  Consider upgrading your current setup with an all-new bespoke bathroom, but if your budget only allows for one considerable home improvement, focus on the kitchen first and instead think about updating your bathroom taps, shower screen, cupboards, and towel rails.  This will help keep your budget to a minimum while improving your home visually.

Potential Cost by Zoopla: £5000 (full remodel)

Potential Value by Zoopla: 3%

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Top 5 Home Improvements – That Will Give You the Best ROI

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5 Smart Home Technologies to Elevate Your Home in 2019

5 Smart Home Technologies to Elevate Your Home in 2019

How Smart is Your Home?

Home automation is exactly what it sounds like on the tin, “automating the ability to control items around the house” and it provides homeowners security, comfort, convenience, and energy efficiency by allowing them to control smart devices, often by a smartphone app on their smartphone or other networked devices. 

But, with so much consumer choice on the market how can you be sure you’re buying the right smart technology for your home and your budget?

We’ve rounded up the best home automation products out there so you can find the best, shiny new gadgets that are useful enough to be worth your hard-earned cash.

Samsung SmartThings Home Hub

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced home automation hub that is easy to set up,  the SmartThings Hub is a system worth considering.  It connects to ZigBee, Z-WaveIFTTT, and other Wi-Fi enabled devices, so you can ‘automate your lights, doors, outlets, and more while you’re away from your home.’

The SmartThings Home Hub integrates with many other devices, including Bose, Honeywell, Leviton, Google Home, Ring, and many more.  This allows you to expand your SmartThings system to help you automate multiple items in your life.

Learn how to make your home smart with SmartThings Hub.

View Samsung SmartThings Hub On Amazon

“The Hub is the brain of your SmartThings system and is required to add devices.”

 

Window & Door: SmartThings Multi-Sensor

This is available to buy as part of the Samsung Home Hub Starter Kit or it can be purchased separately.  Reviews indicate that “door and window sensors are about the same from one company to the next when it comes to functionality, but we suggest the SmartThings Multipurpose sensor because it’s easy to install and the interface is convenient if you want to sync your door sensors with other home automation products.

Watch SmartThings Multi Sensor Unboxing & Setup Guide

View SmartThings Multi Sensor on Amazon

Smart Digital Assistant: All-New Echo Dot by Amazon

The Echo Dot is Amazons most popular voice-controlled home speaker offering a “hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms and more.” 

But, which model is worth your cash and investment, Echo vs. Echo Dot? “Bigger doesn’t always mean better, and Amazon’s Echo Dot is proof of that.  The Dot is the smallest of the Echo devices, yet it is the best value for your money, costing a third of the price.  It can do everything the Echo can do, the only difference being it does not have as powerful of a speaker.”

Tons of smart home devices work with Alexa, so having an Amazon smart speaker makes it easier to integrate home automation products.  We recommend the Amazon Echo Dot because it is ‘more affordable than the larger Echo and still offers most of the same features (controlling smart devices, playing audio books, and answering questions).

10 Things You Can Do With Your Alexa Echo Dot

View the Echo Dot on Amazon

August Smart Lock Pro

The smart home is ‘getting smarter,’ but not everyone wants to do away with their old systems completely.  For example, ‘while there are plenty of smart locks out there designed to completely replace your old lock in favour of a keypad or new keyhole, some people want to keep the ability to use their older keys.’

 

That, however, is where August comes into play with the August Smart Lock Pro, ‘which fits onto your existing deadbolt and allows you to keep using your old key when you (or your landlord) wants to, while still adding the benefits of a smarter lock.’

 

However, while August is hailed by many as the ‘best manufacturer of these retrofit smart locks, the August Smart Lock Pro still isn’t cheap: At £179, for just the lock, and £219 for the lock with the “Connect” Wi-Fi adapter, the August Smart Lock Pro is an investment.’

 

Watch August Smart Lock Pro Review

View August Smart Lock Pro on Amazon

 

With a few different models available, how do you know which is best for your budget?  For its custom motion zones and longer video recordings alone, it’s easy to see why people would happily pay the extra money for the Ring Pro over the standard model.  However, you will likely need to factor in the additional cost of a professional installation.

 

Watch Ring Pro Doorbell Review

View Ring Pro Doorbell on Amazon

Ring Pro Doorbell

Away from home and worried about security?  Monitor your front door from your phone and ‘answer the door from anywhere with the Ring Pro Doorbell.’ ‘Being able to answer the front door when you’re not home is a nifty feature, but maintaining video surveillance on motion outside your home is also useful for security purposes.  The Ring Pro makes this easier than ever with crystal clear 1080p video recordings and hardly any false-positives.’

Nest Cam Indoor-Outdoor Camera

Nest Cam manufactures both an indoor and outdoor Nest Cam model with reasonably similar features.   Each model can ‘monitor anywhere in your home – all it needs is a plug socket and a WiFi connection.’

You can view a live feed from the camera directly on your smartphone, tablet, or PC from anywhere in the world.  You can even communicate with audio, record, stream, and receive notifications when sound or movement is detected, making Nest Cam the ideal security device when you’re away from home.”

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Smart Home Technology round-up!  Which Smart Home technologies have you invested in to enhance your living space?

 

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Are you making some home improvements this year?  Research suggests that “£58 billion worth of home improvements is set to take place in the UK within the next 6-12 months” So, with that in mind, we’ve outlined the top 5 home improvement projects that will give you the best return on your investment this 2019.

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Your Doors. Your View.

Your Doors. Your View.

CALLING ALL CUSTOMERS!

Are you sporting our award-winning Panoramic Door System in your home?

Do you have a picture perfect Panoramic view your neighbours should envy?  If the answer is yes, then we want to hear from you!

It is with great excitement we officially launch our #MyPanoPointOfView video campaign where we’re inviting our best customers to share their home project videos with us.

Nothing makes us happier than seeing our Panoramic Doors installed in your beautiful home projects!  And, as part of our growing online community we take great pride in showcasing your great work.

You’re invited to submit a short video clip showing us your Panoramic view, and in a few words, tell us what you like most about your Panoramic Patio Door System!

Get a £100 Amazon Gift for Your Video

Taking part is easy.  Simply submit your video to us directly at lisa@panoramicgroup.co.uk with the hashtag #MyPanoPointOfView, and we will send you a £100 Amazon E-Gift as a token of our appreciation!  That’s right. It’s that easy to gain a whopping hundred quid for sharing your project video.

It’s your time to shine!  So, grab your camera phone and share your #PanoramicPointOfView with us!

CALLING ALL CUSTOMERS!

Are you sporting our award-winning Panoramic Door System in your home?

Do you have a picture perfect Panoramic view your neighbours should envy?  If the answer is yes, then we want to hear from you!

It is with great excitement we officially launch our #MyPanoPointOfView video campaign where we’re inviting our best customers to share their home project videos with us.

Nothing makes us happier than seeing our Panoramic Doors installed in your beautiful home projects!  And, as part of our growing online community we take great pride in showcasing your great work.

You’re invited to submit a short video clip showing us your Panoramic view, and in a few words, state what you like most about your Panoramic Patio Door System!

Get a £100 Amazon Gift for Your Video

Taking part is easy.  Simply submit your video to us directly at lisa@panoramicgroup.co.uk with the hashtag #MyPanoPointOfView, and we will send you a £100 Amazon E-Gift as a token of our appreciation!  That’s right. It’s that easy to gain a whopping hundred quid for sharing your project video.

It’s your time to shine!  So, grab your camera phone and share your #PanoramicPointOfView with us!

SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO TO GET A £100

SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO TO GET A £100

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Improve Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

Improve Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

The start of the year is the perfect time to get your house in order, so in the spirit of new beginnings, we would like to share with you 5 easy steps to improve your home. Why not make this the time you finally get to make your dream space a more comfortable, better organised, happier home.

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Improve Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

Improve Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

Ready to Improve Your Home Like a Pro?

The start of summer is the perfect time to get your house in order, so in the spirit of this, we would like to share with you 5 easy steps to improve your home.  Why not make this the time you finally get to make your dream space a more comfortable, better organised, happier place.

 

Bring The Sparkle

When you invite people to your home, the first thing they see is your door(s), and nearby windows so don’t leave your visitors with a poor first impression.  It’s the perfect time of year to bring some added sparkle and shine to your Panoramic Door System, front door, and windows.

There’s no need to call a professional every time. Sometimes the most basic home ingredients can make an effective deep cleaning solution. For best results, use lukewarm water and diluted white vinegar in a spray bottle and remove the liquid with a clean microfibre cloth.

Don’t Use It?  Bin It

Start by getting rid of your hoard! Take the time to clear out your cupboards, drawers, cabinets, and shelves. It may seem like a daunting task, but one that can genuinely exhilarate so be ruthless!

Start by sorting out what should stay and what should go and remove absolutely everything that’s not meant to be there.

Replenish and organise your supplies and rid your space of the things you no longer need or use. Before you bin the lot, think about contacting your local charity aid for pick up or drop items at your local recycling unit.

Steam Clean

The start of summer is an excellent time to think about rejuvenating your carpets and floor tiles with a deep steam cleaner. There are so many more reasons to have your carpets cleaned other than, they just look dirty.

Did you know if your carpets look dirty, you have actually waited too long? Yes, that’s correct; most carpet manufacturers recommend you have your carpets cleaned once a year regardless of how they look.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be a designer to choose a fantastic paint colour for the rooms in your home. Instead, choose colours that put a smile on your face, such as a favorite hue that you’ve always had in mind. New colours for your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, or home office are a great way to improve your home.

A Fresh Lick of Paint

Give your home a fresh, new look by updating your interiors with a new paint colour. By adding new colours to your walls, you can instantly transform your home, making it feel more inviting and personalised.

Be Energy Efficient 

You can have some energy-hogging habits in your own home that may be causing you to use more energy and spend more money. The average household uses £1249 a year in heating and power, so why not promote a more energy efficient home by implementing small changes? Consider using less water, turning off standby appliances, or install a smart thermostat in your home.

We hope you put into practice our top tips for an improved home!  Don’t forget to like, share, comment and keep in touch by SUBSCRIBING to our Stay in the Loop blog spot.

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Top 5 Home Improvements – That Will Give You the Best ROI

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Improve Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

Improve Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

The start of the year is the perfect time to get your house in order, so in the spirit of new beginnings, we would like to share with you 5 easy steps to improve your home. Why not make this the time you finally get to make your dream space a more comfortable, better organised, happier home.

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The Greatness of Minimalism

The Greatness of Minimalism

Introducing the Panoramic Plus Slider

We’re passionate about designing products without compromise as well as delivering to you the most unique glazing solutions on the market and all at the best price.   We’re proud to introduce the innovative Panoramic Plus Slider, an incredibly stylish sliding door system like no other.

Our Panoramic Plus Slider boasts incredibly modern sight lines with a central interlock of just 25mm coupled with an extraordinary glazing capacity of up to 54mm.  Enjoy the greatness of minimalism whilst maximising the flow of natural light in your living space with our ultra-modern concealed sash and frame.

Designed for the Modern Homeowner

Get apertures of up to sixteen metres long and four metres high with four ‘sliding’ or ‘fixed’ sashes per door set.

With 94% glass of coverage you can enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors from the comfort of your own home every day of the year.

 

Designed with the modern homeowner in mind, the Panoramic Plus Slider is available in manual and remote control operations and comes with an acoustic isolation of up to forty-three decibels.

 

Now Showing in Kettering – Experience it NOW

Are you concerned about home security and energy efficiency?  We’re proud to offer an excellent energy efficiency rating UW from 0.9 as well as maximum door security with our multi-point locking system and ‘keyless’ locking feature.

Why not try before you buy at our new showroom located in Kettering, where you can shop the industry’s most cutting-edge solutions beautifully displayed all under one roof.

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Improve Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

Improve Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

The start of the year is the perfect time to get your house in order, so in the spirit of new beginnings, we would like to share with you 5 easy steps to improve your home. Why not make this the time you finally get to make your dream space a more comfortable, better organised, happier home.

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5 Easy Ways to Secure Your New Home

5 Easy Ways to Secure Your New Home

How Secure is Your New Home?

Figuring out the best ways to secure your new home doesn’t need to be a daunting task, it can, in fact, be an exhilarating one by bringing you added peace of mind.  But, what can you do to ensure your new home is as safe and secure as possible from chance burglars?

Check out our top 5 tips and investments for a secure new home.

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Check Your Doors

Did you know, thirty-four percent of burglars walk in through the front door?  As obvious as it sounds, why not start by checking how secure your external and internal doors are.

By periodically checking the integrity of hinges, frames, and letter boxes and by investing in a high-security locking system you will promote a safer space and pick up on repair jobs before a chance attack occurs.

Lock Your Windows

“There are roughly 2.5 million burglaries every year, and sixty-six percent are home break-ins”. What’s more surprising is that these break-ins don’t occur when we’re safely tucked in bed, but commonly during the day, “between 10 AM and 3 PM.”

Unfortunately, manufacturer latches on windows aren’t always effective—and sometimes they’re downright flimsy.

Advanced solutions such as the Hidden Sash Tilt & Turn Window by Panoramic effectively adds an extra layer of protection by concealing the ‘hinges’ and ‘handles’ within the sash and frame.  Alternatively, consider triple glazed re-enforced glass, window bars or sensors for added security.

The Rise of the Smart Home

“Gadgets that help you run and control your home by using your voice rather than walking over to your wall light, thermostat or high-fi are becoming part of the new technologically driven norm.”

Smart home automation reinforces home security by giving you real-time alerts about suspicious activity, so you can act quickly before any incidents occur.  Thanks to significant advances in technology, you can now safely monitor who is walking up to your driveway or ringing your doorbell from any location!

Introduce Smart Lighting

According to the Independent, “Philips was the first company to create smart lighting and remains at the forefront of the technology” but, can the use of smart home lighting really be an effective burglar deterrent?

The Ambient asked a ‘reformed’ burglar if smart lighting measures genuinely make a difference to home security.  He explains: “Good security puts us off the most. You walk into a garden and the light goes on, and the first thing you see is, ‘Smile, you are now on CCTV’ then, yes, that stops us in our tracks.”

Smile… You’re on Camera

“Burglars are most likely to be put off breaking into homes by CCTV security cameras and barking dogs.” According to a panel of former criminals, if you invest and install a security camera, ‘your home is 300% less likely to be broken into compared with homes without surveillance cameras.’  This makes it an extremely effective deterrent.  Not to mention that security camera footage helps assist the police in identifying thieves!

Do You Have a Home Security Tip?

The most effective crime prevention measures come from anticipating what might happen.  So going forward, consider where you store your high-value items and implement the above tips one at a time for a safer more secure new home. 

If you have a home security tip of your own, don’t forget to like, share, comment and SUBSCRIBE to our Stay in the Loop blog!

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UPVC Has Never Looked So Good

Dare to be Different WITH THE ALL NEW HIDDEN SASH   We came, we saw, we conquered at the 2019 FIT Show! And, our all-new UPVC Hidden Sash Window continues to rise in popularity amongst installers.  This new and revolutionary slim-line design could very well be...

Top 5 Home Improvements – That Will Give You the Best ROI

Top 5 Home Improvements – That Will Give You the Best ROI

Are you making some home improvements this year?  Research suggests that “£58 billion worth of home improvements is set to take place in the UK within the next 6-12 months” So, with that in mind, we’ve outlined the top 5 home improvement projects that will give you the best return on your investment this 2019.

5 Smart Home Technologies to Elevate Your Home in 2019

5 Smart Home Technologies to Elevate Your Home in 2019

How Smart is Your Home? Home automation is exactly what it sounds like on the tin, "automating the ability to control items around the house" and it provides homeowners security, comfort, convenience, and energy efficiency by allowing them to control smart devices,...

Join The Trade Network

Join The Trade Network

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT HAVE SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO OFFER  Do you want to be a retail showroom offering the same old products as everyone else?  Or, do you want to stand out from the crowd by offering groundbreaking solutions that will help you to inch ahead of the...

Proud Sponsors of ‘From Russia with Hope’

Proud Sponsors of ‘From Russia with Hope’

Show Your Support #ForTheKidsThere's still time to show your support for the 'From Russia with Hope' Cycling Challenge!  It is with great pride we show our dedication to the GM Fundraising Team as they get ready to embark upon their 2730 mile journey starting in...

PGUK: Striving for Perfection with Six-Sigma

PGUK: Striving for Perfection with Six-Sigma

How Does Your Business Measure Success? Panoramic Group UK is proud to implement the Six-Sigma approach, a "disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects in any process – from manufacturing to transactional and from product to service."...

Improve Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

Improve Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

The start of the year is the perfect time to get your house in order, so in the spirit of new beginnings, we would like to share with you 5 easy steps to improve your home. Why not make this the time you finally get to make your dream space a more comfortable, better organised, happier home.

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