Top 5 Ways to Add Value to your Home
Most home improvements will help to increase the overall value of your home. But which changes are the most beneficial, and which ones will potential buyers be most interested in?
Improve the Kitchen
Dubbed the showpiece of the modern home. We don’t just cook in the Kitchen anymore..we do work in it, we watch telly in it and we host guests in there too.
So if you only have the time, money or energy to improve one room in your house, we say go for the kitchen. We’re not talking about having an entire re-furb, but by carrying out small things like getting a new oven, painting your dated unit doors and replacing old knobs. The simplist of measures can have the biggest of impacts on the value and appearance of your kitchen.
Depending on your budget you might want to think about adding features like a breakfast bar or even new kitchen appliances and gadgets, all relatively straight forward to do and fantastic ways of increasing value.
Clear Out the Garage
People love a garage nowadays. Not only can it be utilised as a handy storage space as well as a safe, dry area for storing your car but not all homes have garages nowadays and therefore they can add real value on to your property.
If your home’s on the market, and you have a garage, spend some time cleaning and organising your garage so people can see what a bonus this space is to have.
We’d recommend installing garage wall or ceiling organising shelves to full take advantage of all the potential storage space.
Touch Up the Paintwork
By making a few touch-ups here and there you can add an average of £3,100 to the price of your house.
But think carefully about the décor you choose for your home, especially if you're looking to sell your property, nine times out of ten potential buyers won’t share the same taste for colours as you, so opting for a neutral colour pallet is a smart move. Inject some colour with your choice of accessories and furniture instead.
Your house should at least look better than your neighbours. So clean those dirty windows, trim the hedges and cut the grass.
Add a Conservatory
A relatively simple and cost effective way of increasing space, a conservatory can raise your home's value by a whopping 5%.
Extending your living space is always a plus, but it’s really important to choose a design that complements the style of your home and to make sure it doesn't take over your garden, after all this is another major selling feature! Remember if your conservatory is north facing you'll need good heating, while a south facing conservatory will need ventilation and shade.
Make Sure your Home is Energy Efficient
All properties on the housing market now come with an energy efficiency report, so it’s best to do what you can to reduce the energy consumption of your house.
If you want to attract ecologically minded buyers and young families keen to avoid hefty heating and energy bills, we sugguest you invest in a high efficiency boiler, although it may cost a bit more, you're increasing the postitive features your home has to buyers.