Planning to make the next step up on the property ladder? Now is the time to look at your current property and see what changes you can make to add that much needed value so you can get the best price possible when it comes to selling it. Here are six ways that you can add thousands to your home’s value:
- Buy a new door
You only get one chance to make a first impression, so your homes kerb appeal is important. Look at your current front door – is it damaged? Is the paint chipping? Or is it just looking plain old and tired? If the answer is yes to any of these then you could be putting potential buyers off before they’ve even stepped through the front door. Whilst it may not add thousands to your home’s value like a loft conversion can, it could certainly give your viewings a boost.
- Get gardening
Is your garden in need of a spruce up? You best grab those gardening gloves and get outside and work on it, as a tidy and well-designed garden can add a great deal of value to your home. Whether you have a large green space or a cosy courtyard, outside spaces have become a room in their own right so investing time and money right now could not only make it more enjoyable to live in but also add around 6% to your overall homes value.
- Bring the outside in
Making improvements to how your outside and inside space flow could add as much as 15% to the overall value of your home. Look at building a conservatory to add another room to your living space. They can be very flexible rooms that can be used as a fantastic general living space, dining room or even a playroom for the kids. But if your budget doesn’t stretch that far bi-fold doors are a slightly cheaper option they will give the illusion of an extension making the outside space into functioning living space where you can enjoy some alfresco fun.
- Update your kitchen
The kitchen is often be considered the heart of the home so take a look at yours – is it in need of a revamp? If it just needs a little facelift then replacing doors and update backsplashes can make a big difference . If you have some money to spend creating an open living space it could make it more saleable and add 4% to your property’s value.
- Turn the garage into a living space
If your garage has become more of a dumping ground for all your old junk than somewhere to store your car, it could be worth considering transforming it into a practical, useable space. It could be a play room for the kids, a useful utility room or even a home gym. The cost of making changes to your garage typically outweigh the value that it will add to your property but, it’s well worth looking at what your garage could become.
- Loft conversion
This is probably the easiest way to add an extra bedroom and bathroom to your property without causing too much disruption to the rest of your home. And the great news is that can add a whopping 12-15% to your property’s value. But before you start making any changes you will need to check you have planning permission. It’s also essential to consult an architect or builder who will be able to tell you if you need to strengthen the joists and what other changes you might need to make to the structure to ensure it is safe and liveable.
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