Renovation ideas that could add value to your property

Renovation ideas that could add value to your property

If you are selling your home, you should look to increase the value of your home. If you can make your home more attractive and more valuable, you should be able to sell your home faster and for a much better price. This is why this is of interest to many homeowners but adding value can be expensive or time consuming. Thankfully, there are some easy renovation ideas that could add value to your property.

Improve your kitchen but don’t go overboard

There is no getting away from the fact that the kitchen is the modern hub of the home and if you can improve your kitchen, you should do so. However, a growing number of property specialists are recommending that you don’t completely overhaul your kitchen or make it more stylish/attractive than the rest of the home.

You should also look to improve your kitchen in a general manner, as this will help to appeal to as many people as possible. Undertaking a range of repairs and minor improvements is likely to have a better return than overhauling your entire kitchen.

A similar approach can be taken with your bathroom. It is always good to offer a fresh and sleek looking bathroom, with white or clean looking colours (mint and aqua being popular choices) a good choice. Again, as a minimum, you should look to carry out repairs while adding some new fixtures to the property.

Freshen up the property

You’ll find that undertaking a paint job at home and freshening up the property will be of benefit. You should look to choose neutral colours as much as possible as this will be attractive to more people. A fresh look can give a room new energy and vitality, and this is a job that many people can undertake themselves, so it shouldn’t be too costly.

Add energy efficiency appliances

This is a tip that all homeowners, not just people looking to sell, should be interested in. Upgrading to Energy-Star rated appliances at home is better for the environment but the most important fact is likely to be the fact that it helps people save money. This is a feature that buyers will be interested in, and they’ll appreciate the chance to save money in the long term.

Even simple steps like upgrading to energy efficient light-bulbs is recommended if you are looking to gain while not doing much around the home.

If you have enough money and time, you will find that adding energy efficient windows is an effective way to add value to your property. Alternatively, improving the insulation at your home can help to increase the value of your home.

Give a room a purpose

If you currently have an empty room or a room that is only used for storage, it makes sense to give that room a purpose. Any purpose to a room is better than no purpose, and you’ll find that many buyers will be more inspired to do something with a room that has an existing purpose than a room that has nothing in it.

If you know the sort of buyer who is most likely to buy your property, consider the needs of this buyer and stylise the home in a way that is likely to be attractive or of benefit to them.

You can also make changes outside of your home

There are a number of additions you can add to your garden area to improve the value of your property. Adding lighting to your home will increase the social possibilities of your home life but you’ll also find that more light will increase the safety and security of your property.

If you are selling to buyers who are likely to have an interest in the social aspect of the garden area, adding decking may be a good option.

At the very least, you should look to create as much space as you can (depending on your budget) and carry out as many repair or improvement jobs as possible. There are many ways that you can impact on the value of your home so be proactive and increase the chances of selling your home.

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