Top 10 ways of adding value to your home
Property is one of the most significant investments that most of us will make and so it makes sense to ensure that you’re getting the biggest return on it. If you want to make sure that your home is as saleable as it can be then there are some simple ways to add value.
Fix the details.This could be something as simple as a rotten doorframe – buyers notice details, especially those that are structural, and are more likely to offer less if there are obvious imperfections.
Opt for some more environmentally friendly choices.Today, many buyers want to invest in eco-friendly properties, both to support green lifestyles and also to cut energy bills. So, if you’ve invested in comprehensive insulation, solar panels, wind turbines and the like, your property value could shoot up.
Get rid of the garage.Many buyers today don’t see much value in a garage but are always looking for additional rooms in a property. Converting the garage is relatively easy to do and could enable you to add a playroom or recreation room to increase what the property is worth.
Extend the kitchen.The kitchen is often the heart of the home, which is why so many people value lots of floor space in this part of the house. A kitchen extension can significantly add to the potential asking price for the property, especially if it has been designed with a cool, modern, functional aesthetic that lets in plenty of natural light.
Don’t forget the garden.Not every property has a garden and those that do often attract more interest from buyers. This does depend on how your outside space is presented – is it well looked after and aesthetically pleasing? You might want to consider replanting the lawn, adding a decked area or building a shed to increase value even further.
Use the loft space.You can add around 20% to the value of your home by converting the attic into another usable room. Loft conversions don’t usually require planning permission, which makes them a quick and simple way to increase what buyers will pay.
Create a parking space.Buyers will pay significantly more for off road parking, as it can be a nightmare trying to find somewhere to leave the car each night on a busy street. You may even want to consider paving over some of a front garden to do this – that’s how important it is given the almost 30 million cars that are on the roads in the UK today.
Consider a conservatory.Most conservatories don’t require planning permission but create an extra room and a way to enjoy the garden all year round – which is a very attractive option for potential buyers.
Update the kitchen.You can completely renovate the kitchen or go for some simple updates, such as new cupboard doors or a fresh worktop – buyers always respond well to a kitchen in good condition.
Invest in the bathroom.After the kitchen, the bathroom is the most important space for buyers so make sure it’s clean and up to date if you want people to pay more.
These are just a few of the ways that you can add value to your home if you’re preparing to sell.
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