Owning your house is an incredible achievement, but also a big investment. In the back of your mind, you should always look for easy actions you can take that increase the value of your home over time and ensure you get the best price possible when it comes to selling your house down the line.
This is why we’ve put together a list of cost-effective solutions that can give you a return on your investment quickly and so simple to remember that you will never have to frantically google “how to add value to your home” again.
Many aspects factor into what makes property value increase, but here are 5 simple ways to add value to your home.
You don’t need to go “all-out” and completely gut your kitchen. An effortless way to add value to your home and make an instant visual impact is to update your appliances. We recommend you invest in high-quality, energy-efficient appliances, but if your budget is too tight, a deep clean and clever addition of removable wallpaper specific for countertops or appliances can give your kitchen a brand new look.
Remember how the saying goes: “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression”. If your property has a garden, especially in the front, it can be the first thing anyone sees when they walk up to your home. An overgrown and weedy plot is less than ideal and taking care of your out-of-control shrubs is such an easy way to completely transform your curb appeal.
We’ve all been there: you learn to coexist with the door that has been chipped and never replaced, the drawer that just won’t close or the loose floor panel that has been like that ever since you moved in. But all of these little details can affect your property value way beyond what you believe and can be off-putting to potential buyers. So get your notepad, write down all the fixes you’ve been delaying and get to work.
Extensions and garden rooms are a great way to add value to your house, plus planning permission isn’t usually required. An extension can be quite a cost-efficient solution, particularly when seamlessly integrated with a properties exterior design and the increased living space it creates only adds value to your property. Not to mention the fact that additional natural light creates an inviting space inside your home that you will certainly enjoy.
Too obvious? Perhaps, but when it comes to adding value to your property this could not be forgotten. A coat of paint over rough spots or a bright new coloured wall can fully convert a room into a more modern appealing space. It is such a cheap DIY solution that there is nothing in the way of grabbing your paintbrushes and giving a fresh coat of paint to any area that is looking a little more worn down.