Investing some time and money in your property before you decide to sell it is the smartest way to get the most of your asset. Your home will be more popular amongst buyers if any necessary renovation has already been done for them. Here’s some easy ways you could improve the value of your home.
Home Is Where the Heart Is
The kitchen is the real heart of the home. For modern families, it might be the only guaranteed spot the whole family can sit down together and talk once a day. Unsurprisingly, this makes it the first point of call when it comes to renovating your home. A kitchen renovation is estimated to add around eight per cent to the current market price of your property. Make sure you budget appropriately, though, as kitchen renovations can quickly spiral out of control.
Simply repainting goes a long way in updating the look of your kitchen. To appeal to as many buyers as possible, simple monotone colour tones are the safest bet. Crisp whites are also popular in the kitchen because they make the room feel cleaner. Keeping it neutral like this also means the buyer can easily personalise the room themselves once they’ve moved in. If you’re looking to add a little more character, a brickwork effect is a popular choice right now. When investing in new appliances, keep energy efficiency in mind as buyers will be interested to know if they will save on their bills over the long term.
Do You Have Curb Appeal?
You should also think about how the fixtures outside reflect your style. Traditional looking wood grains will look great for a more rustic look whereas contemporary metal finishes could give the home a modern design. Another advantage of installing new windows is the potential to save money on your energy bills. Insulating your home through double glazing acts as a second layer of protection to stop heat escaping and studies show that by installing energy efficient windows you can save hundreds of pounds a year.
Gardens are also becoming increasingly coveted features of homes now. In a recently published survey by TheTelegraph, twenty per cent of Britons said they wouldn't even consider buying a property if it didn't have a big enough garden and fifteen per cent added that they felt the garden has improved the value of their home. Making changes to the garden is especially important if you feel your property will appeal to young families. The best part of investing in your garden is that the improvements don’t have to cost you a lot of money. Just planting some flowers or constructing a pathway to your home will make it more homely and inviting to potential buyers.
Remember that renovating your home doesn’t have to be time-consuming and expensive investment. Sometimes it’s simple updates that are more worthwhile than sweeping changes.