Your home is almost certain to be the most costly investment you’ll ever make. It doesn’t matter whether you’re at the bottom end of the market or the very top; moving in for the first time is very exciting.
But, at some point you’ll probably want to sell it. When you do it is important to make sure you’ve done everything you can to maximize the value of your home.
Here are 4 easy ways in which you can boost your home’s resale value:
Never underestimate the power of landscaping your outside space.
A well maintained yard indicates that you look after your home. It means that a new buyer doesn’t need to do anything to it and it will attract the potential purchaser to your home.
All of these things make your home more desirable and therefore more valuable.
It is important that the landscaping directs the visitor towards your front door; replacing this can also be beneficial.
Your grass should be neatly cut, no weeds visible and studies suggest a tree or two help to provide a family feel to your home: making it more desirable and more valuable.
- Your Balustrade
Most houses have a front door that opens to a hallway which is dominated by the stairs. These can create a lasting impression on a potential buyer; both good and bad.
To boost the value of your home and its appeal you should consider checking out an alternative balustrade design.
This does not need to be an expensive addition to your home but it will totally transform the look of this part of your house;
They say you can only make a first impression once, make yours count by replacing your tired balustrade with a contemporary, stylish one!
- Improve Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is very important in a world where our natural resources are decreasing at an alarming rate. Buyers are now interested in the energy performance of a home; it can make or break a sale before a buyer even views your property.
Improve your energy efficiency by adding smart thermostats and linking your lighting and locks to it. An integrated system gives you more control and ensures you are offering the latest technology to a potential buyer.
This will give you energy savings, boost your resale value and help you to find a buyer!
- Refurbish Your Kitchen
Ripping out your kitchen and starting again can be an expensive option; especially when you are considering selling your home.
You may consider replacing it with a budget option. However, this is likely to reduce the appeal and value of your home.
Instead, assuming the layout of your kitchen is good; just replace the doors and worktops. This simple change can be completed in a few hours for minimal cost but will revitalize and transform any kitchen.
As the kitchen is the centre of most houses it is important to have it looking its best. This approach will allow you to do this without spending more than the value it adds to your home.