No matter what your property aims are, it makes sense to increase the value of your home. Even if you have intention or desire to sell your home in the near future, it makes sense to think of the long-term issue. Making changes to your home can help you feel more content in the property but you should also be able to add value to your home, and this will provide you with confidence or assurance that you will be okay when the time comes to make a change.
There are many factors that are outside of your control with respect to property value. The economy, the level of demand for property and aspects like schooling and transport all play a role in how much people are willing to pay for a home, but there are ways you can positively impact on the value of your home.
If you are looking to learn how to increase property values, these options should provide you with tips that will get you started.
Given that the value of your home is linked to demand and desire for the property, it makes sense that the appearance of your home is going to have a positive impact on its value. This starts from outside of your home and you’ll find many experts advise you to focus on kerb appeal.
This means ensuring your garden is tidy, that the exterior of your home is in good condition, that all gates and fences are intact, that paths are clear and that your door looks secure and stylish. You should also consider adding a seasonal flourish to your garden, adding in plants that are in bloom or in keeping with what people expect at this time of year.
You don’t need to spend a lot of time or money in improving the condition of your property. You will find that ensuring the fittings look good and have been polished will have a positive impact. There is however, a lot to be said for ensuring that your property appeals to a buyer. If there is a likely buyer for your home, think about what utility they want from rooms and then create this style. A family will likely need an additional bedroom but if your property is ideal for young professionals, turning a spare room into a study, a home office or a gym could make all the difference in appealing to this buyer.
One of the most important things to remember when improving the value of your home is the importance of space. If you can afford a loft conversion or an extension, do so. However, you may not have the time or money to carry out work, so try to maximise the space that you do have.
Decluttering your home is essential and there are two key benefits from this:
Creating a blank canvas is often a great idea but don’t leave a room fully blank as this can sometimes stifle the imagination of buyers. If you decorate in a neutral colour, leave plenty of space and minimise personal effects, you should find that you have a chance to appeal to buyers and improve the value of your home.
Another tip to add space is to have mirrors around your home, which can help to create the illusion of space.
If you are looking to add value to your home or you need assistance in selling your property, get in touch with Griffin Residential and we will be happy to help.