Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s important to keep an eye on your finances. If you’re selling up, you want to get the best price for your home. If you’re buying, you may be looking to add value and invest in a long-term project. If you’re eager to attract an asking price offer, or build for the future, here are some helpful hacks to ensure you succeed.
Even if you’ve been living in your home for years and years, there may still be unlocked potential. Have you got a cellar, which is crying out for some TLC? Do you have a spacious loft, which could become an extra bedroom? Have you done everything you can with the garden? If you’re selling, doing DIY work before your house goes on the market is likely to boost its value considerably. Loft and basement conversions are particularly valuable. Call some building firms and arrange a couple of viewings. You can throw around some ideas, and get an idea of how much the building work will cost and how much value it will add.
If you have a small kitchen, you could consider opening up rooms downstairs or converting a basement. Most buyers prioritise the kitchen over other rooms. Kitchen renovations can often make the difference between sealing the deal and missing out. Look for inspiration online and browse through some magazines to get ideas. Make sure that your kitchen fits the style of the rest of the house and caters for your target buyer. If you’re selling a family home, a large, open and versatile space will satisfy most buyers. Carry this thought through when decorating or renovating other rooms. If you’re looking to target young professionals, for example, a study may be more appealing than a third bedroom.
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Add a conservatory or sunroom
Conservatories are very popular because they give you extra living space. They can also be a really attractive addition to the garden. There are many different styles to consider. You can tailor your design to suit your style, taste and budget.
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You won’t hear many people looking around a house and moaning about there being too much space. Maximise the space you have. Open up smaller rooms by knocking through. Always ensure curtains are open and make rooms look lighter and brighter with neutral walls. Place mirrors in corridors and entrance halls to create an illusion of more space. Tidy away any clutter.
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Create a positive first impression
You may be so focused on making the interiors look great that you forget the exterior. The visual appeal of your home is actually incredibly important. This is because we often make our minds up about a house before we even go inside. Make an effort to make your home look more appealing outside. Freshen up the paintwork and add a pot of flowers. Tidy up the front garden and try to avoid parking right by the front door.
It’s understandable to want the best price for your home. With these simple tips, you can boost your chances of adding value to your home and securing a quick sale.