Whether you have just moved into your property, or you’re looking to move the other way, pretty much everyone is in the market to boost the value of it one way or the other.
Unfortunately, it’s easier said than done. Some renovations might be fashionable, but they will actually cost you a lot more money than you will eventually make on your home.
Bearing this in mind, we have taken a look at five of the best ways to boost the value of your home and reap an immediate return in the process.
Focus on the kitchen
If you are just going to focus on one room in your home, the kitchen should be the one.
It would be fair to say that the kitchen’s use has changed a lot over the last few years. Once upon a time, it was solely turned to for cooking purposes. Now, it’s something of a social zone as well, while a lot of families also eat in the area as well.
It means that it’s the centrepiece of the home, and this is the reason it is so important from an investment perspective. Built-in appliances are a big thing for potential buyers and if yours happen to be struggling, consider Zanussi repairs services to bring them back up to scratch. Elsewhere, providing adequate work surfaces is another big concern, while if you are looking to completely reorganise your kitchen try and build the “kitchen triangle”, which means that your sink, fridge and cooker are all easily accessible.
Don’t use the garage for its intended use
If you have a garage, now is the time to reconsider it. A recent study found that over half of garages do not house a car. Ultimately, they are used as a store room, or a waste of space.
If you were to turn this into a room, such as an extra bedroom, the potential rewards are immense.
Go neutral with the garden
Unless you reside in an area where there is a regular competition to house the best garden space, it’s time to go completely neutral with your yard. This means paving over any grass, and ultimately removing the maintenance-factor. If you are doing this in your front garden, you can even unleash parking space, which can be worth its weight in gold in some areas.
It’s gone from rooms to space
This isn’t some sort of fancy riddle, but nowadays more people are interested in how much space a property has rather than the number of rooms. This means that if you happen to have a home with few loadbearing walls, don’t be afraid to start taking them out. An open-plan house, downstairs at least, is proving incredibly popular and will appeal to the modern-day buyer.
It all starts with the front door
We might be finishing this guide with this suggestion, but when it comes to your home everything positive starts with the front door. If it’s had better days, it’s hardly the best impression you want to give to prospective buyers. Spend a little extra cash, and those first impressions will soar (as will the chances of you selling quickly).