Five Ways to Add Value to your Property
When you make the leap to buying your house, you may not consider the future plans of selling it with a good profit. However, if you are getting to the stage where you want to move to a new home, and the current one requires some TLC, you may want to find new ways to add a little more value to it before you sell.
In this blog, we want to help you by sharing some examples of how to add value to your home, and whether you’re planning to sell or not, a little added luxury to live in!
- A great-looking front door. The entrance to a home can often be the most important, as it is the first thing your guests will see. Consider a new coat of paint, or if you can, upgrade your door to one that is both secure and inviting. We love one with frosted reinforced glass, as this will help fill your hallway with natural light.
- Consider the exterior – your windows! Good quality shutters are ideal for adding character to your home. They are available in a range of colours or traditional white, lock in the heat, and look great against period or contemporary homes. Scandi-homes are a great example of using shutters in a modern and contemporary way.
- Give the garden a quick clean up. If your garden is south-facing, you will already have an increase in value, but even if you aren’t blessed with a sun-filled garden at all times of day, you will want to invest some time to making the garden look inviting and easy to manage. Consider adding some new plants and a lick of paint to your fences, to really spruce it up.
- Choose wisely when it comes to your light fittings. You would be amazed at the difference good quality lighting can make to a home. For a more urban look and feel, why not opt for copper or brass fittings? These look particularly good in the living area, and the kitchen above a large dining table or an island. For something more traditional, glass shades work really well. Getting a dimmer switch put in will enable you to change the lighting depending on the mood you’re trying to create.
- Invest in good flooring – carpets and wood are a great investment. If your carpet is looking a little tired, you can either get a carpet cleaner to give them a good seeing to, or invest in new flooring in your main rooms, such as the living area and kitchen. If you would rather stick with wood, consider solid wood laminate; the best of both worlds as it is easy to install, hard-wearing, and looks classy.
If you want to add value to your property, then we hope these tips have helped you get inspired. We would love to see your before and after pictures on our Facebook page, so do share them with us!