How To Add Value To Your Home Before You Sell It

Tuesday 1st June 2021

Adding value to your home before you put it on the market is sure to provide you with a greater financial reward, giving you more freedom to find your next dream home. If you’re not quite sure how to add value to your home then hopefully the following guide should help you out. From larger renovations to small scale tweaks, these are some of the most efficient ways to improve the overall value of your property. 

Increase kerb appeal

First impressions are everything and this has never been more true than when it comes to selling your house. You want potential buyers to fall in love with the house before they even step through the door and so if the front of the house is looking a little tired, be sure to make a few tweaks where you can. Tidying up the front door with a lick of paint and adding a few details such as hanging baskets will help increase the visual appeal of the house, setting the right tone for the rest of the property.

Tidy up the garden

A great garden can be a crucial selling point for a property and so it’s a really important focus point when discussing how to add value to your home. Since the pandemic, demand for larger properties with garden space has also increased as more people are able to work from home without needing to commute to the office. With this in mind, it’s definitely worth giving your garden the wow factor. Tidy up any unwanted furniture, get rid of any weeds or overgrown shrubbery, and fill the space with beautiful plants and features. 

Convert your garage

When thinking about how to add value to your home, one of the main factors to consider is how you can increase the living space in the property. Converting your garage is one option for creating an extra living area that could be used as another bedroom, lounge area or even an Airbnb. However, if you live in an urban area where parking is limited you need to consider whether the garage would be more beneficial as a conversion or as a parking spot. In some instances, a garage may be more valuable when left as a garage, and so it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons before committing to a conversion. 

Convert your loft

If your property doesn’t have a garage or you’re unsure about the benefit of converting it, you can also add space via a loft conversion. Converting your loft is a great way to add an extra room to your home without physically extending the house and encroaching on the garden. This is a particularly smart option in cities where space is limited. A loft conversion can be used as an extra bedroom or office and will provide a wow factor to the home.  You can put any belongings that you were keeping in the loft into storage until you’re ready to move into your new home

Convert your cellar

Another option for increasing the living space in your home is to convert the cellar, if your property has one. This is a big project however when completed successfully can really increase the value of your home. A cellar conversion could be used as an extra living space for lounging or dining, or could simply be used as an extra storage space. 

Improve your kitchen layout

We spend a huge amount of time in our kitchens cooking and socialising. That’s why the kitchen space is such a huge factor when it comes to discussing how to add value to your home. One option is to make the kitchen open plan. This will make the space much more accommodating for entertaining and give the impression of more space which is always a benefit. If you feel like taking on a bigger project, you could also of course get a kitchen extension. 

Emphasise period features

If your home has period features then make the most of them.  Make sure that features such as skirting boards and fireplaces are restored and looking in good condition. Emphasising period features is an easy way to bring out the natural character of the property and buyers will always pay more for a home that has special and unique features like this. 

Freshen up the bathroom

Our final (but certainly no less important) recommendation for how to add value to your home is to improve or replace the bathroom. Simple fixes like replacing the taps and adding a new shower curtain will make all the difference to the visual look of the space, however depending on your budget, you may even want to consider ripping out the existing bathroom and starting from scratch. A sparkly new bathroom is bound to increase the appeal of the property to buyers, particularly if the rest of the house is in the same condition. 

Hopefully these tips on how to add value to your home will help you sell your home for the best possible price. When you’re all set to move into your new dream home, give us a call or drop us a message. With over 40 years of experience in domesticand overseas removals, we’ll ensure the final (and most exciting part) of the moving process is as stress free as possible.