Get your home in top order to boost value
Here is our guide to ways to make small changes to increase the value of your home with some simple improvements that don’t cost the earth but can have a huge impact on your selling price.
Homeowners have little control over peaks and troughs in the housing market however, this does not mean you have no control over the rise and fall in price of your own home.
You should always ensure it is the absolute best it can be, and that means improvements and here are some suggestions:
A fresh coat of paint can bring life to the most derelict of objects: doors, cupboards, cabinets, staircases, the possibilities are endless.
Painting a house inside and out can see a monumental increase in value, with some properties seeing up to £10,000 added. Cleaning hardwood floors is a tough task and no matter how hard you scrub they never seem to have that original shine.
Other than refinishing the floors - which is an expensive task - the only option is to use floor polish.
Space is a virtue of any home and it shouldn’t be accepted that some of the house is closed off.
Removing unused objects is an easy way to make space. You can even remove walls. Carpets are trampled on every day and are forgotten as the things under our feet.
Replacing a carpet can make a room feel new, especially if it’s a contrasting colour.
A fireplace allows you to have ecofriendly heating while enjoying the cosiness and warmth of a campfire.
Also, with gas and electric bills on the rise, a fireplace is great way cut some of those costs. not only adds a decorative element, it also has several practical functions.
While adding a fireplace will set you back it has caused value increases of five per cent in some homes.
An extension can turn a three bedroom house into a five bedroom house and a two-storey house into three storeys.
An en-suite bathroom featured in the master bedroom attaches a sense of style and finesse to the property.
If you’re looking for a simple shower and toilet, the price will amount to a few thousand pounds.
A conservatory is something a buyer would rather not spend their time and money doing.
Depending on size, the cost of a conservatory is up to £10,000 but it can add 22 per cent to your property’s value.
Create off-street parking: This isn’t always an option, and for others it will mean sacrificing a chunk of the front garden but it does yield great rewards. It is an improvement which could cost £10,000 to £20,000 but could yield £50,000.
So if you have made the decision to move, take time to make the most of your property and get the best asking price when you sell.
Challenge It is satisfying when you complete a home improvement job