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Do you plan to sell your home? Or perhaps you might want to in the future. If you’re looking to relocate at any point, you’ll no doubt want to get as much as you can for your current property. That’s why it’s crucial to start boosting its value now – to help, we provide three top tips. Read on to find out more…
1. Heighten the “flow”
Porches and small rooms are all well and good. Very often, they provide ample storage space – but let’s be honest, big cupboards are usually just as effective. Besides, a building with too many tight walled areas can feel somewhat maze-like. And when it comes to property viewings, it may create a stuffy vibe – there is a solution, though: knock down a few walls. In creating more space, you’ll be able to induce an airier feel within your living space, which in turn could result in heightened appeal when it comes to potential buyers.
Though planning permission isn’t usually required for internal modifications, it’s always important to check the relevant regulation before making this alteration. In addition, remember to make a note of any key features – e.g. radiators and lights – on walls that you’re wanting to knock down.
2. Improve your driveway
How’s your driveway looking? Could it do with some TLC? Some sandblasting, maybe? If yours is more than 15 years old, you may want to consider resurfacing it. That’s because most experts argue that this is when driveways start to lose value. But don’t just go for any surface fabric; you could benefit from investing in stain-resistant material. That way, you needn’t worry about a dirty driveway once you decide to put your property on the market.
For a permanently clean parking area, look no further than granite setts. In addition to dirt resistance, granite has the benefit of being impermeable, meaning that all rainwater will simply drain off into the street. Any vehicles parked on it, therefore, will be protected from flood damage. And consequently, you’ll be adding yet another incentive to potential buyers.
3. Embellish your garden
Want to add value to your home and enjoy some fresh air at the same time? Well, good news: you can! Just head out to your garden and get tidying. A lot of the time, gardens are the main contributor to kerb appeal – this, in essence, describes the likeability of a property from outside. So, it’s especially crucial to improve the state of your front garden, as this is what people are most likely to inspect first at a house viewing. A tidy garden tends to help owners of multi-bedroomed houses sell quickly, as this is typically a desirable feature for buyers with big families. Enhance your garden, and you stand a better chance of attracting your preferred market.
It’s easy to add value to your home – you just need to know how. With these top tips, you’ll be able to increase the sellable factor of your home stress-free.
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