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6 Affordable Ways to Increase the Value of Your House

Brexit is here. What now for the UK property market?

If you want to sell your house fast, it’s important to have everything in order and top condition before you list the property.

Home buyers are going to dissect absolutely everything before they make an offer. To get the best value for your home, there are several things you can do.

Property buying experts Housebuyers4u suggest the following improvements to increase the value of your home:

1) Fresh Coat of Paint

One of the most cost-effective methods of increasing your home’s value is a new coat of paint.

Opt for neutral colours that reflect light. New paint gives the impression of a well-kept, clean, and updated home throughout, which will appeal to the highest number of home buyers.

2) Invest in Affordable Landscaping

A little bit of landscaping can go a long way when it comes to increasing the value of your home.

Look for low-maintenance plants like shrubs or trees, particularly for the garden. Bright colourful plants can add curb appeal to any property but opt for low maintenance varieties. Also tidy the garden and remove any weeds or dead patches of lawn.

If you’re not up for completing the project on your own, opt for a landscaping company to bring professional quality for a few hundred pounds.

3) Remove Clutter and Cobwebs

First impressions matter when it comes to the value of your house, especially when it comes to cleanliness and clutter. Take the time to go through any items you have in your home and purge anything that doesn’t meet your needs as a family.

Donating items are a wonderful way to remove clutter without having to pay storage fees. For items that you’d like to keep, consider storing them away from the property. The less visual distractions you have at the property, the larger the space will feel.

Likewise, it’s important to show your home in pristine condition, without cobwebs, dust, or unsightly grime. Take the time in each room to completely clean the entire room. This includes walls, light fixtures, baseboards, and furniture. By giving the entire home a thorough cleaning, the home appears in better condition—making the value higher overall.

4) Update the Bathroom

While a renovation may be entirely out of budget, there are plenty of quick finishes that can increase your home’s value without costing a fortune. Look to replace any outdated paint with a light, bright colour. Likewise, you can replace any outdated fixtures like taps or lighting for under £250.

Updated fixtures can make the space feel new but stick to simple designs that will appeal to many home buyers (instead of elaborate or unique pieces).

5) Polish dull or scratched flooring

There is nothing worse than a beautiful home with floors that look older than the beginning of time.

Many home buyers are looking for a property that is move-in ready. By repairing or refinishing tired floors, you’ll bring a new and fresh appeal to your property, without spending the cost of replacing them. Get a professional to clean any stained, dirty, or old carpeting for an instant refresh on the space without having to pay for replacement.

If the carpet is worn or damaged, look at replacing the carpet before listing the property.

6) Stay on top of normal maintenance and repairs

If you’ve been meaning to fix the chipped paint in your bedroom, now is the time to do it. Take a look at the list of repairs you have on the go and work to resolve them all before you list your home for sale.

While it may not seem like a big change, completing multiple repairs can add up to a large increase in the home value. If there are repairs that extend beyond your current budget, start with small projects. Home buyers may be willing to take on a larger renovation if it’s the only project they have to complete.

A Final Word

Implementing some of the above techniques will no doubt increase the value of your property!

In addition, the ways mentioned above will not only make your home stand out & look better, it will also leave you well placed if you ever did need to sell up.

‘The opinions expressed by the guest writer above and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SevenCapital or any employee thereof. SevenCapital is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the guest writer.

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