The Best Ways To Add Value To Your Home

The Best Ways To Add Value To Your Home
December 20, 2023

The best and worst ways to add value to your home :

When it comes to prepping your home for sale, the right improvements can be your ticket to a profitable venture. However, not all upgrades are created equal. Let’s dive into three savvy ways to boost your home's value and three pitfalls to sidestep for a smoother journey to the ‘sold’ sign.

Worth the hassle and investment

  1. Curb appeal is real:

First impressions matter, and your home's exterior is the opening act. Spruce up the landscaping, add a fresh coat of paint, and consider a stylish front door. A well-groomed exterior not only beckons potential buyers but also sets the tone for what awaits inside.

  • No more kitchen nightmares:

A kitchen is more than just a place to cook; it’s the heart of the home. Upgrade yours wisely by investing in modern appliances and quality countertops and cupboards. Potential buyers are drawn to kitchens that are both stylish and functional. Consider it an investment in family dinners as well as future bids.

  • Bathroom Bliss:

If your bathroom feels more like a time capsule than a spa, it's time for an intervention. New fixtures, an impressive showerhead, and maybe even a heated towel rail can turn your washroom into a retreat. Potential buyers will thank you, and your home's value will reflect this.

Don’t waste your time, or money

  1. Removing a bedroom

This may seem pretty obvious, but in the age of remote working, that extra bedroom has suddenly turned into a home office. Although this may be incredibly useful to some, most buyers are looking for as many bedrooms as possible. It is best to showcase any possible bedrooms as just that and allow potential buyers to make their mind up on how to utilise the space.

  • Getting a little too personal

Redecorating is a great idea if you are planning on selling your house and it looks like it could use a little TLC. However, adding to much of your own personal taste to this could hinder your chances of a great sale. Everyone has different tastes, so keep it simple and let the eventual new owners make their own mark.

  • DIY disasters:

Unless you're a seasoned professional, undertaking major do-it-yourself projects might do more harm than good. Shoddy workmanship is a major turn-off for potential buyers. Amateurish electrical or plumbing work can not only be unsafe but also send the signal that your home may have hidden issues. For significant renovations, it's often best to enlist the expertise of professionals to ensure quality and safety – we can point you in the right direction of some of the best contractors to work with!

In the game of home value, keep these tips in mind. A balance of simple, timeless and modern improvements ensures a broader buyer appeal. Keep it classy, keep it valuable, and happy selling!

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