Whether you are thinking of selling soon or just want your home to offer your guests that WOW factor, there are many ways you can add value to your home. The good thing is that adding value doesn’t always have to come with a huge price tag. If you are a little savvy and prepared to do some of the leg work, then you can find many ways to spruce up your home and make it appear more valuable. To help you out, we have listed a few here today:
If your home has any structural repairs, then they need to be fixed as a matter of urgency. There is nothing worse than a structural issue to reduce the valuation of your home. Not to mention that some structural damage may well be dangerous. This is not something you can get away with usually, either. No one wants to buy a money pit. So, if you have something like a leaking roof, then you need to get the roofers in to repair or replace the entire roof if need be. If you have any water damage on the beams, you may well need to get these looked at to ensure their integrity has not been compromised. Water can be a huge structural issue and can even cause things like subsidence. If you are planning on selling, you can get a survey done and check to see if anything gets picked up.
A relatively inexpensive upgrade is to change the fixtures. By this, we mean lampshades, door knobs, drawer handles, faucets, curtains, etc. These days there is so much choice out there that there really is no excuse for a broken faucet. Sometimes, you can completely change the feel of a bathroom or kitchen by changing these features.
You don’t necessarily have to have an extension or convert the attic and basement to create space. What you do need to do is use the space you have better. There are many ways to do this. First, declutter. Clutter is the cause of a wide range of issues, from mental health problems, such as stress and anxiety, to respiratory problems, particularly in children. Clutter makes a place look smaller, untidy, and neglected. Neglect is never a good selling point. It gives the impression that there will be a wide range of issues to deal with.
Other ways to create space are to reorganize your furniture, paint the walls a light color, add mirrors to the walls, and swap doors for ones with glass, so light passes through the house better opening it up. All these little tricks can achieve the impression of more space in the home, which will add value to it.
Painting can completely transform the interior of your home. Why not go for a light, calming color that makes anyone feel relaxed? Consider painting the doors or even the floor too. Paint can be used to make a place seem new again, and color can enhance mood.