Whilst many of us purchase a home to live in; many consider their home to be a great investment – an asset to be nurtured and valued over time. Whether just ‘one in the chain’ or your forever home, working to add value to your home is a top tip of many professional property owners. But for most of you reading this blog, you will be preparing for a home move – trying to ensure you get the best deal for your current dwelling. There are many ways to add value to your home; some big, some small – but all are definitely worth while to add those all important 0’s to your property’s selling price.
Invest in more floor space
Perhaps the simplest way to add value to your home is to extend and create more liveable space. Whilst easier said than done, an extension project for a garage or conservatory will often ensure your house jumps a price bracket. On a tighter budget? Why not look to convert existing space – loft conversions are a popular way to add value to your home without breaking the bank. Often the first step to creating more space is to obtain planning permission; simply having this can be a great asset when getting the best deal for your home.
Upgrade the utilities
With continuing uncertainty in the energy markets, an economical home is a big tick for potential home buyers. Whether your home runs on electric or gas, upgrading to the latest A rated heating systems will be sure to add overall value. Away from heating – updating, servicing and certifying cabling and plumbing works will give valuers and buyers peace of mind in your property. As an extra tip, try installing modern insulation systems to guarantee a cost effective energy bill for the next buyer.
Time to become green fingered
The garden is often the place where lifelong family memories are created; a beautiful garden is a great asset to any home. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get working on the weeding, mowing, trimming and planting. To add true value to your garden, build a dedicated area for entertaining such as a patio or decking platform, ensure it is large enough for a hot summer barbeque! Remember, when someone comes to view your home, the front garden is the first thing they see – ensure it makes the right impression!
Iron out the kinks
Often it’s those small details that can make or break a property. Increasing value to your home doesn’t have to come with adding something new but by improving existing features. Fixing little defects such as peeling paint, condensation mould and broken locks will help show your home in its best light.
When it comes to selling our homes, it’s only natural to want the best deal possible. Adding value to a property can be done in a number of ways from large structural changes down to the small pieces of correctional DIY. Our tips can help ensure no stone is left unturned, giving you the knowledge to add value both inside and out.
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