If you’re considering selling your home soon, or if you’re just keen to make an investing in its value, you’ll want to know some easy ways of making your property worth as much as possible.
Fortunately, there are several ways in which you can do this. Here are just five of our top suggestions.
Garden makeovers are a must if you’re keen to increase the value of your home. These days, more prospective homebuyers are keen to buy a property with an attractive garden, and with a move towards more indoor/outdoor living, it makes sense to invest in landscaping.
Adding a paved or decked area for relaxing is always a good idea, and adding bifold doors so that the garden can be opened up seamlessly into the house is especially appealing. If you have a large garden, take advantage of the additional space by creating distinct areas for every function such as eating, gardening and relaxing.
Kitchens and bathrooms are the two spaces in a home that prospective buyers pay most attention to, so it stands to reason that you should focus on these rooms when looking at ways of boosting your property’s value.
Bringing your bathroom up to date can instantly raise the asking price of your house. Adding a shower if you don’t have one already is a must, but it’s also a good idea to have at least one bathroom that has a full bath – many families with children are keen to buy properties that have a tub, so you’ll be opening up your home to a wider range of purchasers.
Adding spotlights to your bathroom ceiling is a wonderful way to make the space appear lighter and more airy and using mirrors to create the illusion of space is ideal for compact rooms. Tile the floor or opt for a tile-effect vinyl for a hygienic and clean look.
Although completely gutting your kitchen and replacing the cabinets and countertops may seem like a step too far, it’s easy to give your kitchen an attractive makeover without going all-out.
You can replace the doors of your units or even repaint the ones that you already have in a stylish new colour. Repaint the walls and add a new tiled backsplash, or replacing worn out flooring with an easy-to-care-for wood-effect laminate.
One of the first things that prospective buyers will see when they enter your home is your staircase, so consider transforming its look to a modern new aesthetic. Swap out your existing wooden spindles that can look dated and unappealing for a more contemporary glass balustrade.
Your home will immediately look more modern and it will instantly acquire designer visual appeal. Glass balustrades also let more light flow through for a larger, cleaner and airier feel for your space.
Prospective buyers are often on the lookout for properties that have more space inside for the whole family. As many young people often stay at home with their parents for longer due to rising rental costs and house prices, finding a new home that has enough bedrooms can be challenging. Converting your loft into an extra bedroom is a great way to increase the asking price of your house. A loft conversion gives potential buyers a lot of options.
Whether they need a playroom for young children, a home office as a remote worker, or just an extra living space for an adult child, it will make your property far more appealing.
These are just five of the ways that you can add more value to your property, and whichever one you choose, you can be sure that your investment will bring you good returns.