Whether you plan on selling your home or not, there is a lot to be said for adding value to your property. The improvements which add value also add utility, helping you to make more of your home. When it comes to decorating your property, there is a difference between making improvements for yourself and a likely buyer, but generally, adding value is always a smart option.
We are pleased to say we have helped many homeowners improve the value of their home, and we are delighted to offer five great ways to add value to your property.
It is all too easy to get caught up in the excitement of making your home better or upgrading matters, but you should consider the basics first. If there are problems in your home, the best solution is to focus on these matters first.
If repair work needs to be undertaken, this should be your priority. If you have the skills, expertise and experience to improve your property, you can make these changes yourself. There is a lot to be said for the satisfaction which comes with DIY. However, if you don’t have the right tools or experience, it is best to leave repair work to the experts.
One of the ways you can make the most of your money is by upgrading your central heating. If your boiler is no longer working as it should, you will likely lose a lot of money through inefficiency. Replacing your boiler is often expensive, but the long-term impact which comes from improving your central heating brings short and long-term benefits which make your home more comfortable, more appealing to buyers, and it will increase in value.
It stands to reason that adding space at home increases the value of your property. Buyers are looking for as much space as they can, but you will also benefit from having more space at home. If you can add a bathroom or bedroom, you increase the utility of your home. However, these are also the factors buyers want to see, and these changes will ensure you add value to your property.
You don’t need to add a bathroom to add value to your home, you can upgrade its appearance and feel the benefit. The kitchen and bathroom are essential rooms concerning value of a property. You want these rooms to be stylish, spacious and to offer a contemporary feel. Adding a new appliance or two can transform these rooms, and you’ll reap the benefits in the short and long-term.
If you aren’t planning on selling soon, decorate the house to your own tastes. Creating a fresh style will leave you feeling happy, which is always a great feeling to have in your own home. However, if you plan on selling soon, decorate with likely buyers in mind. This will make your home more attractive to buyers, adding value to the property.
When it comes to improving homes, Coakley & Theaker are here to help. If you plan on selling your home, we can arrange a property valuation. Contact us today to see how we can assist you.