2 January 2017

Kerching! The Best Ways To Add Value To Your Family Home

The housing market can be a tricky game to play, and one which can take a whole lot of time, money, and energy to get right. When you’re looking to move to a new home for a growing family, it’s so important that you get the right price for your home. Upsizing costs money, so losing money on your sale property because can really limit your options. If you’re looking to sell your house in the not too distant future, consider some of these options for adding value to your home, so you get the most out of it when you move.

Expand it
If you’ve got room to extend your home and the cash flow to do it, it can be a worthwhile investment. Many people see their house increase by a value higher than the cost of the extension, making it definitely worth it. A larger kitchen, a new wet room, a fourth bedroom - all of these contribute to the value of the home. A conservatory is also a great extension to add value to your property.

Convert it
Attic spaces, outsides toilets, and even cellars can all be wasted space when you’re trying to get the most for your house. If you’ve got a large space that remains unutilised, convert it and reap the rewards. A loft conversion adds at least one bedroom to the property, so could see the price of your home increase by thousands of pounds.

Style it
If your home is looking like it might have seen better days, it could be losing value. Prospective buyers want to be able to imagine themselves living a great life in their new home, so clutter, dirt, kids toys, and outdated decor could be putting them off. Consider investing in the services of an interior designer to talk you through improving the value of your property by redecorating and restyling problem areas..

Reglaze it
New windows can add a huge amount of value to the property. Not only do they look better, but they also improve soundproofing, and are far more weather resistant. If a potential buyer is aware that there are new windows in a property, they can be reassured that their utility bills won’t be exponentially higher due to drafts. It might also reassure them if they believe the area could be quite noisy, making it a whole lot more attractive to prospective buyers.

Paint it
When you’re selling your home, it’s all about curb appeal. This is what gives the first impression to an estate agent or a potential buyer, so it’s absolutely critical. From the road, the home should be neat and tidy, and the garden should be cut back and attractive. It’s also crucial that the woodwork is freshly painted, including the front good, wooden window frames, and the eaves. It makes the house look far more homely and tied together, and it’s fairly inexpensive to achieve.

Increasing value to a property can be as little as a lick of paint, but if you’ve got a little bit more time to spare, an extension or a loft conversation can help a huge amount.

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