Whatever your budget, there are plenty of ways you can add value to your property before selling this year.
For inspiration on where to start, have a look at these home improvement suggestions, ranging from high cost to low:
Conservatories or sunrooms – adding a conservatory or sunroom is one of the most cost-effective ways to add more value to your home, with an estimated 6% uplift to the value of your property.
Updating your kitchen or bathroom – it is often said that potential buyers will look at the kitchen and bathroom first before they pursue a property.
Updating your kitchen or bathroom isn’t always the cheapest home improvement option, but it is one that can certainly boost your value by a significant amount, with an average property value increase of 5.5%.
If this home improvement option doesn’t quite suit your budget, but you still think these rooms could do with a refresh, replacing old worktops or cabinet doors is a fail-safe way to improve the overall look.
Updating old boilers and central heating – a new boiler or central heating system is a key element to consider if yours hasn’t been updated recently.
A dated or inefficient heating system could put potential buyers off, as this will result in more hassle for them after moving in.
Fixing a damaged roof – improving the core foundations and features of a property is always a safe bet.
A new or fixed roof is essential for both insulation and structural purposes, and – again – will save buyers from having to take on the task themselves.
Upgrading the home to be smart and energy-efficient – energy-saving smart home improvements are not only good for the environment but are also a great addition to have to add value to your home.
This can be achieved by installing smart lighting, using energy-efficient LED bulbs, followed by upgrading to eco-friendly appliances, adding double glazing and upgrading insulation.
Creating a defined sunspot in the garden – a recent survey by Rightmove showed that properties with a south-facing garden could be worth up to £22,000 more than those without.
There’s not much you can do to change the orientation of your garden, but if you don’t already have a defined sun-spot, creating a zone for this will help potential buyers picture themselves living there and enjoying the weather and seasons to come.
Redecorating – decorating can make a world of difference to your home, whether that’s a fresh coat of paint, updating wallpaper or installing new carpet.
It’s also important to remember to stay neutral and avoid any loud colours that could deter potential buyers.
Tidying up the front garden – the front garden is the first thing that welcomes people to your home, so it's important to keep your garden up to scratch.
Before beginning any major project, it’s important to ensure that you are spending your money wisely and understand the cost versus the potential return you will gain.
Get in touch with us today to talk about your home improvement plans and get advice on what will make the most difference to your home's value.