If you’re looking to sell your house, or merely want to prepare for a potential sale in the future, you should be looking at ways to add some extra value to your property. It’s easy to add more than you spend. Listed below are some ideas to help you achieve this.
Convert the cellar
Adding an extra bedroom to the property will nearly always increase its value, especially if the conversion is of decent size. Consider other spaces that could be added to the property, such as a home office, library or cinema room. A games room is another popular choice for people converting these extra, disused storage spaces.
If you don’t have a cellar, you can also do this with the attic space or garage.
Tidy up your garden
A lot of people desire good outdoor space when buying a property. It is nice to be able to enjoy a private garden to relax in, and if there are any young children involved in the buyer’s life it is wonderful for them to have a safe outdoor space for play. Add a patio or decking where barbeque and garden furniture can be used comfortably without damaging the lawn. If you already have either of these then make sure they are clean and carry out any repairs needed. Keep the lawn neat and mowed, and add some nice flowerbeds or plant pots for some colour and life in the garden.
Add interesting features
To add more value onto a property it is likely that you will have to spend some money on making improvements. For example, adding a fireplace to the living room will help to make the room feel warmer and relaxing. They are desirable features in any home. If you don’t have one already, consider looking into balanced flue gas fires. They can be installed in most homes as they don’t require a chimney. The contemporary designs of these fireplaces will help to add a sense of luxury to the property. If you’re not interested in that, consider other features like skylights or a conservatory.
Get an extension
An extension is another popular project choice for those who are looking to add value to their property. If you have a small kitchen area, then it is highly recommended you expand it. As one of the busiest rooms in a house, the quality of a kitchen is often central to valuation. However, extension projects are not limited to functional rooms. Buyers often look for a sense of spaciousness.
It is important that you find a quality contractor to carry out any work you have done. If the build is not done to a high standard, it won’t add much value to your property. Don’t forget to get planning permission before any larger exterior work.
Whether it’s to gain more money from a sale in the not-so-distant future, or simply to improve your own living space, these are some of the most common ways you can do this.