How to Add Value to Your Home Prior to Selling

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Achieving the best sale price for your home means putting it onto the market at the right time. The other thing you can do to maximise the price you will get for your home is to make it as attractive to potential buyers as possible. Any areas of your house which need to be maintained should be attended to so that buyers don't think they will immediately need to get works done when they move in. What else should you do to add value to your home before you put it on the market?

Kitchen Makeover

Although you don't need to redecorate your entire home in order to sell it, there are some key rooms which buyers will be interested in. Maximising the price you can achieve for your property means focusing on these rooms before others. The most important is the kitchen, so often regarded as the heart of any home. When updating your kitchen, it is a good idea to leave aside your personal tastes and preferences. Consider hiring a professional kitchen designer. You might not need new units, but you could fit new doors and handles to your cupboards so that everything is updated. Take inspiration from a local kitchen showroom and choose new elements, like splashbacks and work surfaces, that are plain in tone and will appeal to as wide a number of potential buyers as possible.

Garden Refresh

Making your home as appealing as possible to buyers who might come to view it means making a good first impression. All too often, homes which are very well kept on the inside do not instantly appeal because the front garden is showing signs of overgrowth and a lack of care. Unkempt gardens create the impression that the home is not well maintained even if this is not the case. Simply trimming back shrubs and mowing the lawn is all you need to do in order to overcome this initial poor impression. If you don't want to spend money on planting new foliage, then just add a few pot plants around the garden that you can take with you when you leave.

Deal With Bad Odours

One thing that puts would-be buyers off is something they detect with their noses. If you have poor drainage, then rod into your sewer outlet so that a good flow is maintained when visitors come, even if the toilet is flushed. Ensure that you have no un-fresh food in your kitchen and open a window or two to get fresh air running throughout the property. Make a pot of coffee just before buyers come to view. This usually makes a favourable impression on their nostrils.


18 December 2017

Creating A Stylish And Functional Kitchen On A Budget

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, and as someone who enjoys cooking, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and need it to be functional and easy to maintain. In the past, I sacrificed style for functionality, but as I use my kitchen frequently, I wanted the space to be aesthetically pleasing and enjoyable to spend time in. I began reading interior design and home improvement books to gain some inspiration for transforming my kitchen without breaking the bank, and I now have a kitchen that's stylish and does what I need it to do. The kitchen is often overlooked when it comes to home decor, so I started this blog to share what I've learned with others who don't want to spend time cooking in an ugly, outdated room. I hope you find my blog useful.