Whether you’re looking to sell your home now or a few years down the line, it never hurts to spruce it up and add some extra value. Alongside making your home a more comfortable place to live, added value will make your house more attractive to buyers in a competitive market. Fortunately, adding value doesn’t have to be a costly affair. While adding large-scale improvements like extensions and garden rooms will noticeably improve the value of your home, there are options that will maintain and improve the value of home at an adorable cost.
It might seem like a simple salutation, but a fresh coat of paint can really improve the look of your home on a budget. Not only does it provide you with ample opportunity to stay on top of current trends in the market, but it enables you to increase the protection of surfaces inside and outside of the home. Flaking or warping materials like wood are a surefire way to decrease the value of your home and put potential buyers off. A fresh set of paint not only looks fantastic, but it will also fight against warping and flaking, ensuring your home looks fresh all year round.
The front garden is the first part of your home a potential buyer will see, so it needs to be in a reasonable condition. We’re not saying you need to channel your inner Garden Force and create an award-winning masterpiece, but ensuring it is tidy and traversable will go a long way to improving the value of your home. Potential buyers are looking for potential when seeking a new home, so a messy garden is going to create a negative first-impression right off the bat.
Most supermarkets sell affordable plants, so next time you’re doing a weekly shop be on the lookout for a few plants to add to your garden. You’re not looking to build a botanical garden by any stretch of the imagination, but a few potted plants and ornaments will add value to your home.
This again sounds like a simple solution, but tidying your home will go a long way to increasing it’s perceived value. Potential buyers are looking for space, and a home filled with clutter will be the last thing they will consider. Spend some time assessing which items need to be out and what could go into storage, as empty shelves and storage units will give the impression of space, which is a vital element of building value in your home.
This also goes for the outside of your home. We’ve already mentioned keeping the garden in good shape, but the outside of your house will also need to be maintained. Give your windows and fittings a good clean, either by doing it yourself or hiring a professional to come in for an extra clean look. Curb appeal is a vital aspect of perceived value, so you want your house to look fantastic on the inside and the outside.
Some simple decorations around the home are a cheap way to make your home look more valuable. Browse your local second-hand market on Facebook or one of the other marketplaces and keep a lookout for bargains. A tastefully decorated home will certainly seem more appealing and inspire the imaginations of potential buyers, increasing its perceived value.
Invest in a new front-door
A new front door is an excellent, affordable investment that can greatly add to your home’s perceived value. Depending on the type of colour you choose, a new front door could add up £4,000 on to the value of your home. This is a big increase considering that the average cost of a new composite door in the UK is £750. This obviously varies depending on the provider and the materials used, but even going on that average that is a 433% increase in value.
With over 30 years of experience in finding and installing the perfect doors for our customers across the Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey area, Brackenwood is the perfect option for finding your new door. If you would like to find out more, please contact our team today on 0800 253545 or visit our website to find out more.