How To Increase The Value Of Your Home

2 December 2023 | Construction, General

Before putting your property on the market and moving out, it is always worth considering how you could increase the value of your home. There are many effective ways to boost the property value that would allow you to earn a lot more for the sale.

This can involve spending money on the property, but you can recoup costs in the added value in the below cases. Keep reading for a few of the best ways to add value to your home.

Garden

Starting from the outside, a well-kept garden can make a good impression and make any property a lot more desirable. If you are fortunate enough to have a large outdoor space, you could invest in polytunnels and a shed to make your backyard a productive space where the owner can grow their own fruit and veg.

A study from Post Office Money found that spending £2,750 on garden landscaping can add a whopping 77% to the value of your property.

Front Door

From the outside, people’s eyes will be drawn to the front door, so this is an area that can impact the first impression of your property. If you do not want to completely replace the front door, there are upgrades that you can make that will enhance the curb appeal and add value.

These include painting the door, new door furniture, and stained glass inserts. You could also enhance the area with exterior lighting and hanging flowers.

Structural Issues

Potential buyers will carefully assess your home, so you do not want to deter them with structural issues. You could install a new kitchen or bathroom and decorate tastefully, but you will find it hard to sell if there are structural issues.

Dealing with structural issues can be expensive, but it will make your home a lot easier to sell and allow you to maximise the sale value. A few common structural issues include subsidence, leaky roofs, rising damp, and structural cracks.

Declutter

You should not underestimate the impact that a clean, tidy, and clutter-free space can have. Decluttering the home – particularly high-impact areas like the lounge, kitchen, and bathroom – can make the house a lot more appealing and add value.

Smart Home

Tech is becoming increasingly important to home buyers, particularly tech that can improve life and/or reduce costs. Solar panels, smart appliances, and fibre optic broadband can all positively impact the property value and make it easier to sell.

These are a few of the most effective ways to add value to your home before putting it on the market. By combining these together, you can maximise the property value while making the home as appealing as possible to potential buyers.

Hopefully, this will speed up the process and give you as much money as possible from the sale.

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  • Danielle Stone

    She has been writing professionally for 8 years, with articles published in various print and online publications. She is an avid researcher and strives to bring her readers the most up-to-date information and insights on the topics she covers. Danielle is also an expert on home renovation, interior design and construction, and she loves helping homeowners turn their dreams into realities. When she’s not writing or editing, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and exploring nature.