How to increase the value of your property
Getting the best price for your property is something that everyone wants, and there are a few tips and tricks to help turn this dream into a reality..
If you have an outside space, ensure that it is in the best possible shape before putting your property on the market. Take special care on the front garden, as this is the very first impression a prospective buyer will form. A fresh lawn and some strategically placed flowers and shrubbery can add an all important splash of colour to the exterior of your property.
Add a conservatory
A conservatory adds both space and light to a property, and can up the value considerably. If you’re contemplating adding a conservatory, make sure that it is well suited to the existing style of your home, as otherwise it can often look as if it’s simply been dropped on the end like some sort of foreign object. You can also increase the feeling of space and consistency by installing the same flooring as is in the adjoining room.
The kitchen is the heart of a home, and therefore one of the prime things buyers will be looking for. You don’t necessarily need to completely re-fit the room (although if it’s looking slightly worse for wear, this may be something to look into), but at the very least you should clear all surfaces as much as possible, give unit doors a fresh lick of paint and generally make the room appear fresh and inviting. Soft lighting, fresh flowers are always a good idea too.
Create a loft conversion
A loft conversion is often the simplest way to add an extra bathroom, bedroom or study (as well as value!). It’s not particularly disruptive and it’s a great way to make use of what is often an unused space.
It may not seem like the most important aspect of your home, but the hallway is the first thing prospective buyers will see of the inside of your house. Make sure it’s free of shoes, bikes etc. and hang a generously sized mirror on the wall to increase the sense of space.
Knock some walls down
Yes, that sounds dramatic.. but open-planned spaces can work wonders for a home, don’t necessarily cost bucket loads to create, and can dramatically increase value too. Look at the kitchen/dining room in particular as this is where families tend to spend most of their time together.