Your home is probably one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, so you’ll no doubt want to see a substantial return when it comes to selling up. To help you get your money’s worth, here are three ways you can add value to your property.
- Update your kitchen
Often described as the ‘heart of the home’, the kitchen plays an important role in the selling of your property. A poorly put together cooking space is often enough to turn off a potential buyer, and even if someone was interested in purchasing your abode, it’s likely you’d be offered a lower price to factor in the condition of the kitchen.
The good news is, there are a number of improvements you can make to avoid being caught out in this way. For example, why not replace your cupboard frontals or counter surfaces for an instant refresh? To ensure your cooking space looks appealing to others, it pays to go for popular and practical materials, such as solid oak doors and worktops. You could even put down new flooring or install innovative lighting fixtures in a bid to give your kitchen a fresh, updated look.
- Improve your bathroom
If your bathroom is looking a little tatty, you could miss out big time when it comes to putting your home on the market. Like the kitchen, this is an important room in any property and it’s crucial that yours looks desirable to prospective buyers. So, to up the value of your home, you might want to think about doing something with this space. You could rip out the entire suite and install a brand new sink, bath, shower and toilet. Alternatively, you could make smaller changes by replacing things such as the taps, shower head, towel rail and shower screen, or you could re-tile the walls or floor.
- Add a conservatory
Although it’s a big, costly project to take on, adding a conservatory is guaranteed to add worth to your home. A conservatory is a great way to extend the living space in your property, and it can help enhance the feeling of space and flow throughout the downstairs area. There’s no denying that a conservatory will set you back a fair amount of money, however, by the time it comes to selling up, it’s likely you’ll more than recoup the cost in the price you get for your home. Plus, between building the conservatory and selling, you and your family will be able to enjoy the extra space.
If a conservatory isn’t really your style, you could expand in a different way, for example by building an extension or even converting your loft.
By making improvements like these to your home, you shouldn’t struggle to sell it for a price you deserve when you’re ready to put it on the market.