Wednesday, 20 April 2016

All You Need to Know About Adding Value To Your Home

Buying a home is a huge investment. As a result, you want to do everything that you can to make sure that you get a good return on your investment. You can just leave your house as it is and see what happens. Chances are, the cost will increase anyway. It might depend on the area that you live in, whether this happens or not. Somewhere like zoopla.co.uk will give you an estimate as to what your home is worth. If you aren’t happy with the result, there are a few things that you can do. Follow these steps to make sure that you do increase the value of your home.


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Make sure that your plumbing and electrics are up to date. Old pipework can put potential buyers off as it means that they will be throwing away a lot of money in their heating bills. Older systems can often make a lot of noise and creaking. If you don’t already have a combination boiler, it might be worth getting one. It will save space in your home as well as provide hot water on demand. There are a few more options available so look at somewhere like intelligentboilers.co.uk to look into it more.

If your electrics aren’t up to date, it could cause a lot of issues for a potential buyer. Think about adding extra sockets in the home too. It is a small thing, but it is something that people take a note of when they are looking around homes. They like to imagine their things in the room and think about where everything will go.


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Kitchens and bathrooms are the two rooms that people are most concerned about. As they can cost more money to fix up, people don’t want to have to change their kitchen too often. Think about replacing tiles or flooring if it is needed. You could also give the kitchen or bathroom a lick of paint, to brighten up the space. If you are up for a whole new remodel, then think about the layout of the kitchen. You don’t want anything too awkward. For example, have a dishwasher close by to the sink, so that you aren’t trailing water or grease on the floor as you load the dishes from the sink. You could also think about having something like a breakfast bar fitted in the kitchen. Rooms that double up as something else add value and appeal.

Even if you aren’t planning to sell your house any time soon, it is a good idea to fix any ongoing problems. If you have had chipped paint on the door frames for a while, and it down and get it painted. Make sure that taps work and that sealant in the bathroom is clean and free from gaps. 

These are just small little things that won’t even take long to fix. It makes such a difference, though and people will be able to tell that you care for your home.


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