How to Add Value to Your Property

There are certain factors that naturally make your property more valuable than another. For example, a larger property with more bedrooms is going to be worth more than its smaller counterpart with fewer rooms. On the other hand, if that smaller property were to reside within a much sought-after postcode, it could well be more expensive. Local amenities are also one of the crucial elements of determining a property’s value, along with size and postcode. If there’s an up-market supermarket nearby, chances are the area has more expensive homes than that of an area with budget supermarkets. However, these things can sometimes vary. Commuter towns with good transport links can also bump the price up, as well as the surrounding areas of a property location. Of course, we can’t really change these factors. But don’t worry, there are plenty of steps we can take within our four walls to add value to our homes. Keep reading to find out how.

Easy steps to add value to your property

Keep a good standard of cleanliness and maintenance

This one should be a no-brainer but all too often people can forget. Maintaining a good standard of cleanliness throughout your property is a sure-fire way to make sure it stays at its deserved value. A run-down home that’s not been looked after is never going to get the price it deserves when it comes to selling time. Maintenance is also an important one – looking after your home is just like looking after your car. A regularly serviced vehicle will always be worth more. Plus, people are always attracted to a home that they can move straight into. That means getting a new boiler when you need one, ensuring any superficial damage is fixed and seeing to any structural problems as and when they occur.

Maximise your property’s space

It’s a well-known fact that potential viewers hold space very high on their list of priorities. However, that doesn’t mean you should give up if you have a smaller house. You just need to use the space you do have wisely! Make your rooms look bigger by keeping furniture and knick-knacks to a minimum. The best way to make the most of a smaller space is to utilise clever storage. Double up your bookshelf as a TV stand. Install shelves instead of taking up floor space with cabinets. Use under-bed and under-desk storage where possible. This allows estate agents and buyers to see the true potential of your home… and therefore add value to your property!

Invest any spare cash into your kitchen

This is an important one. If you’re planning on redoing any room in your house to boost its value, it should be the kitchen. The kitchen is a central part of the home and also takes the most work to improve. Because of this, potential buyers are more likely to pay a premium price for a recently-renovated and well-presented kitchen. It will be well worth your while to renovate and re-decorate your kitchen, especially if it has become outdated or needs freshening up! This is also your chance to utilise space better – there’s nothing like starting from scratch.

Spruce up the garden

The garden is a massive selling point for most properties. Leaving the grass to grow into a tangled mess isn’t going to help when it comes to putting your home on the market. No-one wants a jungle so consider putting in some hours to sort out what lies just beyond your four walls. Bear in mind that you don’t have to go all-out with luxury landscaping to increase the value of your property. However, a neat, tidy and well laid-out garden is sure to attract a higher selling price. Keep on top of the weeding, feed the lawn well and add in some nice borders or beds with a splash of floral colour. If you’re really not into mowing (who is?), consider laying down artificial grass or decking to create a functional space that requires little maintenance. Your future buyer might appreciate that too.

Are you looking to add value to your property?

If you need a little extra to add value to your property, whether you’re planning on selling it soon or you’re just preparing for the future, we can help. We can recommend high-quality kitchen suppliers and garden landscapers, as well as offering plenty of great advice over on our blog! Join in the conversation with us over on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.