Investing money in house renovations could make more money in the long run, according to From small projects to complete room renovations, making changes to the house can add value onto the home later.

Author and home improvement expert Marie Leonard says: "As far as getting a return on your investment, the best money is in upgrading or remodelling your bathroom or kitchen."

A whole bathroom makeover is an option but just replacing certain elements can also have a marked difference. Laying new flooring and having new towel rails fitted can be enough to freshen up the room.

The kitchen is another room worthy of significant renovations. An outdated kitchen can make the house a lot harder to sell, particularly with an unstable housing market, so making it look as appealing as possible is key. Replacing the worktops and getting new handles for the cupboard doors make an immediate difference. agreed that fixing simple, little issues can make a room more appealing to potential buyers. Repainting the window sills or adding some homemade lamps could give the room a polished, completed feel.

Putting money into a new kitchen is often said to be the most profitable of all the rooms in a property, so it may be worth investing in new appliances and remodelling the whole room before putting the house up for sale.