If you’re thinking of selling up or you’re keen to invest for the future, there are some simple ways to protect and add value to your assets. You may assume that you need to spend a lot to reap the rewards, but this is not always the case. Here are five easy ways to boost your home’s worth:
Give it curb appeal
According to the experts at Amano Homes, buyers form an impression of a home before they even set foot inside the front door. Creating a positive first impression is essential. Try to enhance your home’s curb appeal by ensuring any paintwork is in good condition and making the garden look enticing and appealing. De-clutter the lawn and move cars to the road before a viewing to give the illusion of more space and dot around some pot plants to add a splash of colour.
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Maximise the space you have
If you’re lucky enough to have a loft or a cellar, don’t be afraid to extend. Many people are wary of making major changes to the home due to cost and disruption, but renovations can add significant value. A loft conversion is an easy way of creating an extra bedroom and perhaps an en-suite. Refurbishing a cellar may afford you storage space, a study, a play-room or a studio.
Consider paving over the front garden
In an area where parking comes at a premium, you may add substantial value to your home by paving the front garden and creating more space for parking. If you have a garden at the back of the house, the likelihood is that this is where you will spend lazy summer evenings. In highly sought after urban areas, off-road parking may add thousands to the value of your home.
Focus on the kitchen
If any room is going to sell your house for a good price, it’s the kitchen. In many homes, the kitchen is the heart of the house. Create space, show off the versatility of the room and go for a chic modern design if you’re planning to sell. If you have a smaller kitchen, it may be worth getting a quote to extend the kitchen into the back garden or knock walls down to create a larger space.
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Update an old-fashioned bathroom suite
A nice bathroom is often second on the wishlist behind the perfect kitchen. A tired looking suite is likely to put buyers off. The good news is that replacing a bathroom suite can be done fairly inexpensively. Go for a neutral shade and finish off with modern touches, such as stainless steel taps to give it a luxurious edge.
Adding value to your home doesn’t always have to cost the earth. Follow these simple tips to maximise your profits when selling your home.