How to increase the value of your home

Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 03:02 pm

According to a recent study by Swift Direct Blinds, the 2010s has been the best decade for interior designs in the last 50 years. A staggering find for sure, but it’s easy to imagine why with some of the trends we’ve seen over the past few years. We saw the likes of hygge appear in 2016 and, with ‘Nordic Retreat’ looking as though it’s going to be the most popular trend in 2020, how can you increase the value of your home in the coming years?

Sprucing up the interior

There are a number of ways in which you can spruce up the inside of your home. Whether you choose to redecorate to the max or make small cost-effective changes, here are some things you can try:

  1. Add a splash of colour to clinical looking rooms
  2. Clear off any peeling paint and re-cover
  3. Re-tile your bathroom or kitchen to add a new lease of life
  4. Give your flooring a new personality with wood-effect tiles or patterned masterpieces

You could even look to add small things such as new curtains and blinds, or space saving storage solutions to keep things clean and tidy.

Make sure you have kerb appeal

As the first place many potential buyers see, it’s important to make sure the extremities of your home look the best. Sorting out your garden or patio area is a must, even if it’s as simple as jet washing tiled areas to make them look brand new.

You could also spruce up your flower bed with perennials and pops of colour throughout; after all people want to be able to imagine themselves living there when they arrive for a viewing. They want to see themselves having a barbecue with their friends and family during the summer and enjoying cosy autumnal evenings with marshmallows by the firepit.

Address structural issues

Structural issues can be a make or break factor for potential buyers, so get these in check before you sell. Issues such as subsidence can, in some cases, involve underpinning costs and are likely to be the most expensive work required in a renovation project. However, in terms of adding value, it’s essential, as this can stop buyers asking for money off the sale price!

Revisit your heating and electrics

If you live in an older property, it’s worth upgrading your heating system and electrics. An expensive outlay in the first instance, but cost-effective in the long run. Not only will improve the efficiency of your home, it’s also a big selling point for a lot of potential buyers too!

No matter whether you’re looking to sell in the near or distant future, by taking these steps to improve your existing property, you’re reducing the chances of lowering your sale price, and could even increase the value of your home in the process.

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