A recent survey has identified 5 simple tricks that you can use to restyle and add a bit of pizzazz to your faded property, that can help entice a buyer.
These include making sure the property is presented in the best way possible and any outstanding jobs are completed.
1. New kitchen cupboard doors and lighting
While a well-designed kitchen can go a long way to improving the value of your home and making it more attractive to buyers, you don’t need to go for a major refurbishment.
Instead, you can replace tired or damaged cupboard doors and install new lighting that can give a give a kitchen a new lease of life at the fraction of the cost of a complete refit.
2. New showerheads and bathroom taps
Instead of completing a full refurbishment of your bathroom a cheaper option will be to freshen up any grimy tiles or mould-stained grouting, replace showerheads and bathroom taps. You could also replace tired shower curtains and toilet seats.
Another simple tip is to box up any toiletries littered around the bathroom as it indicates a lack of storage and may put buyers off.
3.Style up the garden
A landscaped garden with decking and a stylish shed also help to enhance the value of your home.
A well-maintained garden can create a lasting impression on a buyer, offering an appealing space to relax, unwind and entertain guests.
If you do have decking, consider giving it a lick of paint and if you have paving give it a jet wash.
4. Remove walls that are unnecessary
Attempt to make more space in your home by knocking down unnecessary walls and opening up space.
For example, you may be able to remove the wall between your living room and kitchen to create an open plan living and dining space.
Removing a partition wall can be relatively simple, but if the wall is load-bearing you will need structural reinforcements such as rolled steel joists put in place. Make sure you comply with building regulations.
This is the biggest and most expensive job out of the five mentioned and will require an expert to come in and assess if you can remove the wall or if it is a load-bearing wall.
5. Improve energy efficiency
You can also potentially receive a Government grant to do certain energy efficiency changes in the home. This includes upgrading insulation, replacing old inefficient boilers or installing double or triple glazed windows.