Are you looking to sell your home or are you thinking about investing money on your property now knowing that it will have a positive impact in the future? There are many simple changes you can make to your property which collectively make a huge difference when it comes to selling your property in the future. Keep reading to find out the best home improvements you can make to your home to add value to your property.
- Re-do Your Windows
If your property hasn’t already been double glazed then you are instantly lowering the value of your home. Not only will that, they will also be increasing your energy consumption, costing you more at present. Double or even triple glazing your windows is a sure way to add value to your property. It is estimated that double glazing will increase the value of your property by 10% meaning they effectively pay for themselves. When it comes to selling your property having double or triple glazing windows installed will also make your property more attractive to buyers.
- Add Central Heating
Like double glazing, not having central heating in your home will have a significant impact on the value of your home. An essential for buyers and mortgage valuers, installing central heating in an older property will cost you around £3,000 – £4,000 but will add far more to your property when it comes to selling. Not only will it add value but it will also cut your bills at present. Fitting central heating is a good opportunity to modernise your property with new radiators. A simple touch which can make your home seem more appealing, investing in modern radiators could make that little bit of difference that sways a buyer into taking yours over another one.
- Spruce Up Your Home
Arguably the most cost-effective way to do up your home, giving your house a little TLC can make all the difference. Simple things like peeling paint or outdated wallpaper will decrease the value of the property as well as seem less appealing to buyers. Simple things like adding hanging baskets to the front of the property can make all the difference. If your property has a garden make sure that it is kept in good condition and, especially when the property is being valued and is up for sale.
- Convert Your Attic
Converting your attic is a sure way to add extra value to your home, particularly if your have a smaller property with less rooms. It is the cheapest method to extend your home costing half the price of an extension. This is also a good way to add extra natural light to your home via rooflights. At present a loft conversion doesn’t require planning permission but you may need it if you wish to add windows to the room.
Reluctant to spend money on your property when you are planning to move? This is the wrong attitude to have as doing up an outdated kitchen or bathroom will add a lot of value to your property, effectively paying for themselves. I’ve mentioned bathrooms and kitchens specifically as these will make the biggest difference in value and appeal of your property. This doesn’t mean refitting worktops or remodelling your whole bathroom but simple things like a lick of paint or replacing the work tops can make all the difference.
March 29, 2018