How To Add Thousands To The Value Of Your Home
5 Ways to Make Your Property Stand Out
Buyers are more selective than ever, and are only willing to pay more for a home that’s absolutely perfect.
If you’re looking to sell your home, you’ll want to get the best possible price. That’s why it’s really important to fix any issues before putting your property on the market. It doesn’t matter if your bathroom is showing signs of wear and tear, your kitchen units have seen better days or you’re not taking advantage of all of the space available – they’ll all drag the price of your property down. So what should you do to add thousands to the value of your home?
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and every buyer will be looking for one that works for their entire family. So it’s vital that you get this room right. If your funds are limited, opt to focus on improving your kitchen. Make sure that it’s sympathetic to the style of your home, and opt for the best possible materials. It’s estimated that a great kitchen can add 4-7% to the value of an average property, so it’s worth spending a little extra on it.
Nothing dates a home more than a bathroom. We’ve all heard the horror stories – things like carpeted floors, coloured bathroom suites and chipped tiles. While your bathroom may not be quite that bad, it’s important that it looks fresh and up to date. If your bathroom needs it, put in a new suite. If it only needs a little bit of an update, add some new taps, tiles and give it fresh coat of paint.
If there’s one thing that buyers are after, it’s plenty of space. So if you’ve got the potential to add some to your property, do so. A loft conversion adds another bedroom to your home, or it could be marketed as a home office. Conservatories are very popular too, as they let in lots of light and can be used as a dining, living or hobby space. Buyers will pay more for these, so they are worth considering if your budget is big enough.
Décor is incredibly important if you’re trying to sell. Buyers want to be able to move straight into a property and not have to redecorate. Your home may be beautiful to you, but you need to put sentimentality aside if you want to attract a good price for it. Go for neutral walls and flooring, and de-clutter to make your home feel bright and inviting.
Last but not least is kerb appeal. Now, a new front door may not add a huge amount to the value of your home – but it will entice buyers inside. The same goes for a well maintained drive or lawn, tidy guttering and well-dressed windows. Yes, it’s what’s inside that counts – but the outside of your home needs to reflect all the hard word you’ve put into the interior.
Invest now, reap the rewards later!
Buyers are very selective, so it’s important that your home has the widest possible appeal. By making some changes before you put your home on the market, you can generate much more interest when it’s on sale – and set a higher price too! So get planning today, for a brighter future for you and your family.
Chloe Cotton runs The Happiest Homes, a leading UK digital home and lifestyle magazine.