Are you looking to sell your house? How can you make your property attractive to potential buyers? Here are 7 of the best ways you can increase/add value to your property.
Double Glazed Windows
As mentioned in my previous article regarding “Advantages of Double Glazing“, prospective buyers will be put off from buying a property if it does not have double glazing.
Double glazing is considered an essential in today’s market and having it will increase the value of your property. It will improve your home’s energy efficiency saving you money on heating bills, keeping your home warm during winter and cool during the winter and keep your home safe. All these will tick the boxes of home buyers. Just make sure you get a FENSA certificate from your approved installers.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and is the room majority of home buyers will focus on. It has been know to make or break a sale as home owners would not want to remodel and outdated kitchen. An Attractive, clean and sociable kitchen will increase the value of your home and make your house more appealing.
So why not give your kitchen a makeover. You can either demolish your kitchen and build a whole new one or you can make small renovations such as replace old unit doors, change worktops, replace tiles, install better lighting or simply just painting it.
Upgrade your old appliances to give the kitchen a more modern look. These little touches all add to the aesthetic appeal of the room.
Update Your Bathroom
A bathroom renovation is one of the most popular home improvements that adds value to your house. Your bathroom needs to be fresh and looking clean.
New bathroom fixtures can make your bathroom look more modern and inviting. Pick fixtures that complement or match the rest of the room and general style. Upgrading your shower can also work wonders for increasing appeal. Something as simple as a new coat of paint can make a big impact on the general look of a bathroom especially if there are signs of water damage. Other ways you can add value is to add a second sink, which is a godsend for large families.
Redecorating is a simple home improvement that majority of homeowners do to add value to their houses . Whilst small superficial defects won’t affect the value of your house, it can still put off potential buyers. There are some DIY jobs that you can do without it costing you an arm and a leg such as:
• Fix Broken Lights
• Fix Dripping Taps
• Fix Squeaky Floors. Loose Tiles
• Fix Door Locks and Latches that don’t work
• Fix Cracked Ceilings and Plaster work
Build a Conservatory
A conservatory usually adds far more to the value of a property than it costs, providing it is designed, built and integrated into the layout of the house in the right way. They give you the opportunity to create a modern and stylish space that can be used for anything you want it to be.
If you build a conservatory, make sure it blends in with the rest of the property or it will have a negative affect. It also, needs to be built from the right materials and provide the home with a lot of light. One thing to consider when building a conservatory is how much garden space you are left with. Potential home buyers want a spacious garden.
A loft conversion offers you a way to add space and value to your home. Think about the areas in which your home is currently lacking: if your family home is cramped, consider it an extra bedroom. If you lack a dedicated, large lounge, consider turning it into a den or extra living room—for teenagers, or for larger family gatherings. If you’re looking for a little ‘wow factor’ in your property, you could kit it out as a gym or a study. All these will increase the value of your house.
Redesigning your garden can not only add value to your home but will also help to make the property more appealing to buyers. Many people are spending more time in their garden than they did 5 years ago. They want a space that they can use for various personal preferences such as relaxation, landscaping and storage.
Make sure your garden is attractive and well designed. There are a number of things you can do to keep it well maintained such as, cutting the grass, add weed flower beds, add plants in pots. If you have a shed make sure it lock. Another way to increase your garden’s appeal is to add a table and a few chairs.