With the housing market currently booming, and many properties going for over the asking price – many homeowners are considering if now is the right time to sell their homes.
If you are considering selling your home, there are various changes you can make that will have a significant impact on the value of your home. Here are the top four things that we recommend you consider prior to putting your home on the market.
With the surge in both home and hybrid working, home offices are more in demand than ever, meaning converting a space in your home to accommodate an office can be a worthwhile renovation. Since covid 19, over 50% of employees have said they have worked from home at some point. With many opting to create a garden office space or an extension, these can significantly increase the value of your home. If this is out of your budget – turning a spare bedroom into an office can be a great option.
One thing potential buyers are often very keen to hear about is the type and condition of your heating system, especially with the recent increase in energy costs. Installing a new heating system is an effective way to both significantly increase the value of your home whilst also ensuring that you are reducing your current carbon footprint whilst heating your home whilst you still live there.
It is very easy to put the appearance of the front of your house to the bottom of your home improvement list, but remember that this is what most potential buyers are going to be greeted with first when coming for their viewing. Why not give your front door a revamp, replace any old windows and update any chipping or faded paintwork. This doesn’t have to break the bank, as small changes can often have the biggest impact. At a minimum, ensure everything is tidy and any mess or weeds are cleared away, as first impressions really do count!
Having good storage is something lots of people prioritise when searching for a new home, as many of us don’t want to part with anything when we move or are looking for a bigger property to expand into. Integrating some simple but effective storage solutions into your home is a great way to increase its value as it gives viewers a clear idea of the storage potential of your home. Built-in storage is a great option as it makes full use of the space that you already have and is a great selling point to prospective buyers. Other great ways to create more storage space is by using corridors, the eves, or even creating better access to a cellar or loft to utilise this space.