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5 Ways to Add Extra Value to Your Home

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Looking to sell your home? Want to raise the value before you sell? Property prices rise and fall all the time, but certain things can help you to increase the value of your home before you sell and leave you with a nice bit of profit (or allow you to live a little more comfortably if you aren’t quite ready to sell yet). Below are five ways you can add extra value to your home.

1. Extend

Adding more to your home is a great way to dramatically increase its value. The more ground space it has, the more it is going to be worth. If you decide to extend, think carefully about what you want to add. What does the house need? What would make it better? One of the most popular and successful additions is usually a double bedroom with ensuite. It is a good idea to first check local property prices to ensure that any extension you put on will not cost more than they sell for.

2. Renovate

A fresh look is always a good selling point and renovating is usually the way to get it. One of the first things buyers will look for is the age and state of bathrooms and kitchens. Bathrooms are one thing you should be willing to spend extra money on as, more often than not, they make back the price on the sale and then some. Dual sinks, heated floors, and storage space are must-haves for modern bathrooms. To push a little more wow factor in, you might even consider a steam shower or whirlpool bath. Redoing the flooring is another way to dramatically change the appeal of your home. Fresh timber flooring or a lush new carpet can go a long way in upping the house’s value.

3. Add a Patio

If you have the climate for it, outdoor entertainment areas are irreplaceable for catching up with friends and family. Adding a patio is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase the value of the house and one of most time-efficient too. There are so many different design and shapes of patios that it is hard to know which one will be right for your home. Speak with professional builders, like Additions Building, to find out what design best suits you, and check out this link for some ideas.

4. Repainting

Repainting can also be extremely cost-effective in adding value to your home. You can make dark rooms lighter and create a sense of flow through the house. Colours affect emotions, and the right ones will attract far greater numbers of prospective buyers. If you have the time, you might even consider doing the painting yourself, though professional painters would most likely finish the job faster.

5. Landscaping

One of the first things buyers will see of the house is its garden. An untidy or unattractive garden will immediately give buyers a bad impression and decrease the value of the home. Visual appeal is extremely important, especially for first impressions. Low-cost, low-maintenance plants that are well looked after will have the highest returns.

There’s a lot you can do to boost the value of your home. Look into your local property sales and find out what people are looking for before you begin.

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