Posted 02 Aug 18

Effective Ways To Add Value To Your Property

If you’re looking to add value to your home but don’t want to go down the track of costly renovations, there’s a few things you can do to help increase your property’s sale price.

First impressions count

The entrance of your property needs to make a strong first impression. Update exteriors with a lick of paint and ensure everything looks fresh, clean and inviting. Make sure grass is trimmed and consider adding small touches, such as potted plants or an outdoor chair to give the entrance a warm and welcoming feel.

Let there be light

Good lighting can really open up a space and help to make it appear bigger than it is. Make sure all your light fittings are in good working order and install additional lamps and new globes where necessary. If natural light is abundant, make the most of it by dressing windows and ensuring the glass is glistening clean.

Clear out clutter

Remove any unnecessary items and furniture to create a blank canvas for potential buyers, which will help them to visualise the space as their own. Avoid cramming everything into cupboards as visitors will want to have a look at any storage options. Add a few well-placed mirrors to create the illusion of space.

Make it modern

One of the best ways to add value to a home is by updating your kitchen and bathroom. Stop by a few open homes in your area and get an understanding of what buyers are looking for and what you are competing against. Make the necessary changes – new countertops and modern appliances, replace cabinets or broken tiles – and make sure everything is structurally sound and in good working order.

Deep clean 

A good, thorough clean and tidy will get rid of any lingering odours and show off your property at its best. Pay attention to bathrooms and kitchens, replacing any tile grout, cleaning out extractor fans and fixing up any chips in the bath or sink.
Words By Emily Usher