If you are looking to sell your home in the near future, then it is a good idea to do as much as you can to add value to your property before you place it on the market. Making simple changes to your home can add thousands in value, and even if you don’t decide to move straight away, taking the time to add value to your home is still a good idea. It means that should you choose to move in the future; you won’t have to spend a lot of money in one go in order to get the best price for your property when the time comes.
So let’s look at the way you can add value to your property while you are still living in it.
Make your home environmentally friendly
Being as energy efficient as possible is a hot topic right now, and energy efficient homes are much more desirable for potential buyers. Many buyers will be looking for a home that is not only environmentally friendly but also can help them save on their energy bills. Replacing old windows with double glazing and insulating your home will increase the value and desirability of your home. Other changes, such as installing water saving devices in your shower and toilets, using energy saving light bulbs as ensuring you have the most energy efficient boiler will also increase the value of your home.
Adding an extension or loft conversion
Home buyers are always on the lookout for space. Space in a home is one of the most desirable things that you can have. If you have the room then adding an extension to your home can significantly increase the value of the property. Ground floor or first-floor extensions give your home an extra room which buyers will love. If you do not have the room for an extension, then a loft conversion will also add value to your home by giving it an extra bedroom or study.
Get a new front door
The front door of your home is the first thing potential buyers will see, and first impressions count for a lot. Investing in a new front door which not only looks good but offers the highest level of security and draft exclusion will help to add value to your home.
Update the kitchen
The kitchen is the most used room in any home and therefore a big selling point in your home. Giving your kitchen a renovation with a supplier of kitchens in Cheshire can help you to add plenty of value to your home. Whether you opt for a quick kitchen facelift by giving the cupboard and walls a fresh paint and replacing handles, or you decide on a full kitchen renovation, providing a kitchen that the whole family will enjoy being in will definitely increase the value of your home.
Get green fingered
Creating a stunning garden can also help you to add value to your property as buyers will be looking for an outside space that they can enjoy without having to do much to when they move in. Whether you have a large garden that you can really make a statement with or a small courtyard space, creating an outdoor space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing will make your property much more desirable to potential buyers.
Don’t forget the outside
A mistake many sellers make is to concentrate on the inside of their home and overlook the outside appearance. You can add value to your property when selling by repainting the outside of your house and attending to any fascias and soffits which are broken or split. Check all guttering for leaks and have a general clean and tidy of moss or ivy on the outside of your home.