Does A Log Burner Add Value To Your Home?
The motivation to invest in a wood-burning stove is often the desire to find the best way to create warmth and comfort in your home in a cost-effective way. However, there are times when people also have one eye on the future. Does a log burner really add value to a property?
Statistics say yes
There are two trends supporting the view that your house value could increase if you fit an attractive log burning stove. One is the substantial growth in people buying them! According to HETAS (the Heating Equipment Testing and Approvals Scheme), in a seven-year period between 2009 and 2016, stove installation increased by 60%. This both suggests that property buyers are likely to see an existing stove in a potential home as an asset and also supports a widely circulated view that a log burning stove adds around 5% to the value of your home.
People shop for authentic ‘homes’
Some people go house hunting for a ‘fixer-upper”; a basic shell they can renovate and make their own. However, it’s far more likely that viewers will be looking for a ‘home’; a property with character that feels ready to move into. Therefore, having the warm glow of a log burner in one of your main living spaces can make it feel warmer and homelier and therefore more attractive to buyers that are looking for somewhere to move in to straight away, with little if any renovation hassle. Whilst there are so many features of a house that attract potential buyers, features that will likely differ person by person - a log burner is the sort of statement feature that will get the attention you are looking for.
It will fit whatever interior design style you go for
One of the amazing things about wood burning stoves is that they suit any interior design. You can buy sleek contemporary stoves that fit in with modern decors, or traditional wood burners that blend effortlessly into any traditional interior – so it is unlikely that a stove could look out of place, whatever style of home you opt for.
Consider the alternative. Would a radiator look out of place in a shabby chic or rustic décor, or stand out like a sore thumb in a minimalist room? With such a wide variety of stoves on offer, whether you’re looking for one to suit your country chic home or one with an exotic, colourful design – there’ll always be one out there to suit you and provide the perfect centrepiece that your home has been looking for.
There’s a strong chance that potential buyers will be environmentally conscious and thinking ahead about paying bills in their new home. One of the many advantages of investing in a wood burner is that they are a sustainable and energy-efficient way to keep heating bills manageable, especially if you opt for a DEFRA Approved/Ecodesign stove. Another big tick for home buyers! If you’re not sure on the details of a DEFRA approved stove – we’ve got another blog here where you can find out everything you need to know and why it would be an attractive feature for a potential buyer!
If you’re looking to increase the value of your home - take a look at our range of high-quality wood-burning stoves today – or get in touch! Send us an email at email@example.com or give us a call on 01226 816 051 and we’ll be happy to help!
- Stovesupermarket Admin