Whether you are looking to sell your home in the not-too-distant future or you want to increase the value of your biggest investment, finding ways to make your home more attractive to potential buyers doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
From giving your kitchen an inexpensive makeover to landscaping your outdoor areas, increasing your overall kerb appeal, and keeping reading to find out five ways to add value to your home without blowing your budget.
1. Revamp your kitchen
When it comes to potential buyers, the kitchen is the most important room in your entire home, so you need to ensure your one has the wow factor. Fortunately, you don’t have to have a completely new kitchen fitted to make an impact. Instead, focus on making the most of what you have and opt for cheaper renovations such as painting the cabinet doors, replacing the worktops, or even simply giving the walls a fresh coat of paint.
2. Create a driveway
Depending on the area you live in, off-street parking can dramatically increase the value of your home. Giving people the means to park right outside their front door can increase the value of your home between 5 and 10%. This means if your home has been valued at £500,000, after adding a driveway, it could potentially be worth as much as £550,000.
If you are not sure how much your home is worth, seek the services of Estate agents Coventry who can offer advice on what local buyers want from a home in your area.
3. Install smart tech
A unique selling point that is becoming increasingly attractive to buyers in the UK, installing smart technology such as Hive, which gives mobile control over heating, can help your property to move up a band when it comes to its EPC (Energy Performance Certificate).
Fibre optic cables in your local area are also a huge selling point, so be sure to mention these if you have them when trying to sell your home.
4. Landscape your garden
Outdoor space is incredibly important to buyers at the moment; however, the majority want a low-maintenance space that can be enjoyed straight away without any work needing to be done.
One way to spruce up your garden and make it more appealing to potential buyers is by making it feel like an extra space for both relaxing and socialising. You could choose to add a decking and seating area, install a gazebo, or even build an outdoor kitchen.
Ensure that you also keep the area tidy and well-maintained by clearing pathways, cutting the grass and any hedges, and trimming borders.
5. Replace your front door
First impressions count, so if your front door looks more than a little tired and worn out, you should consider buying a new one. When it comes to adding value to a property, replacing the front door is one of the most effective tried and tested methods.
In terms of picking a new front door, there are several factors that you need to consider, including security, durability, energy efficiency, and appearance.
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