A makeover can not only brighten your home – it can also add value to your property.
Here are our top tips on how to add value with a quick home makeover.
Update your kitchen
The kitchen is a main attraction for most property viewers and will be a big feature when selling your home. A modern, fully equipped kitchen with a good layout will add value to your home immediately.
It’s no shock that buyers are willing to pay more for high-end finishes and thoughtful upgrades. An updated kitchen will help your house stand out for prospective buyers, which will help you sell quicker and for a better price.
Brighten up your bathroom
As well as the kitchen, the bathroom is another important place when people are looking to buy a property. Small changes can make a big difference – a fresh coat of paint, a new toilet seat and bathroom accessories, will make a difference. However, if you are looking to make bigger changes, you might consider changing the tiles or the bathroom layout.
Make sure it looks clean, fresh and inviting for any potential property viewings.
Get the lighting right
Light will create the illusion of space. A dark, gloomy property is of less value than a brighter, lighter one. So, making your home lighter is a cheap and easy way to increase the value.
Do the DIY jobs
Doing any odd jobs like mending door handles and painting dull looking walls can make a significant difference to the price of your home.
If you decide to paint your home, stay away from bright colours. Painting a room in certain colours will probably be unappealing to most buyers, and it will reinforce the fact that they will need to redecorate when they move.
Update the floors
If the carpets in your home need some TLC, you might want to get them cleaned or even replaced. Think about hiring a home cleaning kit, it should make a significant difference to the appearance of your carpet.
If you have wooden floors you can freshen them up by sanding them down and adding a varnish finish.
If a buyer thinks they need to replace the carpets or varnish the floor they will expect this to be reflected in the price.
If you have pets you might want to keep them away when doing property viewings, not everyone is comfortable with animals. Also, an air freshener discreetly placed will help greatly. You want your home to not only look fresh but smell fresh too.
Before any property viewings, make sure you go room by room and have a good de-clutter. Check that each room looks neat and tidy and there is no mess visible - you want potential buyers to picture themselves actually living in your home.
A garden can be vital to buyers viewing your home, remember, the front of your home is the first thing they see when they arrive.
You should cut the lawn if possible and prune any bushes or trees, your garden should look neat and tidy. Adding some bright flowers and shrubbery can also make an impact to viewers, you really do want to make a great first impression.
If you are in the process of selling your home, feel free to contact a member of our team here.
We will be happy to offer you advice regarding the sale of your home.