In this practical book, Alison Cork shows you how to maximise the value of your home - and help it sell quickly. She demonstrates which home improvements add the most value and which are simply not cost-effective. She also has lots of tips on cosmetic facelifts, using structural improvements (like loft conversions and new bathrooms), garden makeovers, and structural improvements. There are chapters on planning, legal issues and adding value through cosmetic improvements - even showing how a simple re-arrangement of the furniture can increase your home's value. The book also includes advice on how to sell your home (including getting the best out of your estate agent) and ten top tips for a quick sale. Numerous case histories illustrate the do's and dont's of home improvements.