THE IM­PROVE­MENTS WORTH THE COST

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The right changes can make your prop­erty more de­sir­able, the wrong ones can make it chal­leng­ing when you come to sell. So which are worth do­ing? Start with this GH edit of easy ways to add value

WHETHER YOU’RE PLAN­NING A FEW QUICK FIXES or a more am­bi­tious project, it pays to know how they could af­fect a fu­ture buyer’s view of your home. ‘Im­prove­ments that add the feel­ing of space, pri­vacy and a great first im­pres­sion to a home will in­crease saleabil­ity,’ says Mark Hayward, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Es­tate Agents (NAEA) Prop­er­ty­mark. So to re­ally make the most of your home, con­sider these value-boost­ers first…

Buy­ers are at­tracted to FAMILY ROOMS

or kitchens that feel spa­cious On sofa, from left: pom-pom vel­vet cush­ion, £45, French knot cush­ion, £45, tex­tured cush­ion, £35, Chevron throw, £45; bas­kets, £27 each, Cross­roads throw, £45, and all other items, from a se­lec­tion, White Stuff (whitestuff.com)

Halm­stad din­ing ta­ble, from £439, Hix din­ing chairs, £145 each, pen­dant light, £79, Corby floor lamp, £229, Halm­stad book­case, £695, all Barker and Stonehouse (barkerand­stone­house.co.uk). Find a sim­i­lar rug at Voy­age Mai­son (voy­age­mai­son. co.uk), sim­i­lar paint at San­der­son, and sim­i­lar mar­ble wall tiles at Topps Tiles An EX­TEN­SION with large glass doors will help to make the space feel big­ger and brighter

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