Are you thinking of ways you can work your way up the property ladder? Wanting to add value to your home without having to spend a fortune? Well, we have teamed up with established estate agents, Greenaway Residential to come up with different ways you can add value to your home (without costing you a fortune!)
Think About Your Target Buyer
The first thing to do is think about who your target buyer is and what they would be looking for in a house. Considering who your target buyer is will help you make a decision when it comes to knowing what changes need to be made.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house, and it is one of the first rooms that both buyers and valuation surveyors will look at. You don’t have to completely re-do your kitchen to make it look attractive, simple cleaning techniques can make a massive difference.
Never forget about your garden – Yes it is the outside but it is just as important as your house. There are many changes you can make to your garden, but normally, the most important thing for buyers is whether the garden is secure and private. Basic changes include weeding your garden, feeding the lawn and adding a bit of colour.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Not many people like this idea, because it requires a lot of effort, however, effort makes value! Nothing makes a house look new like a fresh coat of paint on the walls and surfaces. It is a good idea to avoid bright colours when it comes to painting your home, it can come across unappealing to buyers.
Looking to create some more space in your home? Have you considered a loft conversion? Not only do they provide you with another room but they also add more value to your home. They make very good investments, as they add more accommodation than they take away. It is important to remember that you need to make room for a full staircase.
Replace Old Windows
Double glazing is now considered an essential for many buyers so making sure you have them will increase the value of your property. Do bare in mind, that if you are renovating a period property, you will need to consider the style of the house, as this could result in you decreasing its value.
Hopefully the above tips will give you a starting point on how you can add value to your home.