Add Value To Your Home Without Breaking The Bank
The time has come to sell your home but how can you ensure you get the most out of the sale without it costing the earth?
Here are some simple and cost-effective ways to save yourself the pennies while adding more value to your home, making the final outcome a profitable one.
1. Increase The Amount of Light In Your Property
If you lack light in your home, whether it to be due to lack of windows or dark décor, you should consider making a few changes. A dark property no matter how large it is will not hold as much value as a light and airy one. This doesn’t have to mean replacing windows, though if you had the funds to spare, you could consider installing a skylight which would allow more natural light into the property. Make sure the windows are clean and pristine and consider installing brighter lights, particularly if you are trying to sell your home in the winter months. Blinds could make an excellent alternative to curtains and can be purchased relatively inexpensively which would help to let more light in.
2. Maintain Your Carpets And Flooring
A prospective buyer could easily be put off by a dirty carpet, no matter how clean the rest of the house is and may be equally deterred by the idea of having to replace the carpet of flooring if they move in. Having your carpets professionally cleaned can be pricey, but there is a number of home carpet cleaning kits and even steam cleaners that can be bought that can help to make your carpet look as good as new. Wooden flooring can be varnished and polished.
3. Don’t Overlook The Roof
Don’t think buyers won’t notice if you have major structural damage to your roof, it will also dramatically reduce the value of your home. Even down to cleaning the gutters and drains and fixing the odd loose tile will make all the difference in the overall appearance and value of your property.
4. Make Your Home Look Inviting
Having buyers enter your home to discover you’ve not even bothered to put the hoover round and the sink is piled high with washing up is a sure-fire way to make them have second thoughts. A quick tidy up before someone comes to view at least gives the impression that the home is well maintained and cared for. If you haven’t got one; Invest in a bread maker, a reasonable one will cost less than £50. It’s a well-documented fact that the smell of freshly baked bread makes buyers more interested in buying your home.
5. Make Sure You Install Power points In Convenient Places
It may not be something that you have even thought about, but lack of wall sockets around the home is albeit quite a minor problem, but it’s one that can be rather annoying particularly as we are so reliant on electrical appliances for our everyday living. It probably won’t add a lot of value to the asking price but it could certainly be one of those small things that could sway someone into signing on the dotted line.
By following a few of these simple steps, you can easily boost the value of your home without spending a fortune.