5 Easy Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home
When you're selling your home you want to get the very best price that you can - preferably without spending a fortune on renovation and extensions! Sure, adding an extra bathroom will increase the value of your home - but what if you don't have the money available for such a big project?
Thankfully, there are lots of ways that you can boost the value of your home without the large price tag....
1) Make a Good First Impression
We all know that first impressions matter, right? So make sure that your home is ready to wow people right from the moment they see it. We often miss the little things that we see each day - the cracked or peeling paint, the not so clean windows...
Take a moment to go and stand outside your house and have a good look through the eyes of a potential buyer. What can you see that might put people off?
A few things to look out for are:
Doors and windows that need repainting
Old and worn looking garage door
Brickwork that needs repointing
Cracked or broken cladding
There are also some really simple ways that you can improve the curb appeal of your home:
Adding climbing plants or a trellis
Repainting the walls
Replacing the door number or name
Getting rid of that novelty door bell...
2) Check Your Lighting
It's amazing what a difference good lighting makes! Consider the impact that you're trying to create with each room and what kind of lighting will work best to achieve it.
For example, you'll probably want to ensure that your kitchen is lit brightly (no one wants to cook in the dark!) and your bedrooms may have softer lighting.
If people are viewing your home during the day, then natural light often works best.
Even if you just shove it all in a cupboard - get the clutter out of sight. I really does make a difference!
Your potential buyers want to imagine themselves living in your house and that's much easier to do when it isn't covered with your stuff...
4) Use Neutral Tones
You may LOVE that bright turquoise colour in the lounge - but your viewers may not!
Spend some time re-decorating any of the more ... ahem .... 'loud' colour choices in your home and you'll be making it a lot easier for potential buyers to imagine themselves living there.
5) Fix Any Issues
Most savvy home buyers will be on the lookout for potential problems with your home so don't give them a reason to say no! Here's a list of some little issues which, if left unfixed, could have a big impact on the value of your home....
Damp or mould on the walls
So you really can increase the value of your home with just a few easy tweaks - and when it comes to moving home we're all about keeping things simple!
That being said, if you're looking for more ambitious ways to add ££'s to the value of your house, then check out these tips from propertypriceadvice.co.uk
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