Whether you’re ready to move right away or want to carry out some upgrades with half an eye on selling in the future, there are lots of ways to add value to your home. What it comes down to is choosing those that make sense and offer the best return for your property.
You may even have already bought the tools, given that DIY spending rocketed last year. Below we’ve outlined five smart project ideas that could help you command a higher sale price when the time comes.
Convert your loft
Loft conversions allow you to take full advantage of available space by creating an extra bedroom or living space in the upper levels of your property. Adding a bedroom can be an especially wise move if houses of your size are hard to come by locally.
You’ll need to think carefully about challenges like restricted headroom and access in order to achieve the most desirable results.
Upgrade your heating
Nobody chooses to live in a cold house – but these days few people want to live in an inefficient one either. This means that if your current boiler or radiators are outdated or unreliable, upgrading your heating could increase your property’s appeal to modern buyers.
Improving your glazing and insulation can also contribute to a feeling of eco-friendly cosiness.
Redecorate the interior
A lick of paint here or there could go a surprisingly long way if key areas are beginning to look past their best.
If your bathroom walls are showing signs of moisture damage for example, a fresh coat of tailormade paint will restore them to their former glory. Other popular aesthetic improvements include installing new kitchen cabinets and better lighting.
Invest in garden landscaping
Our appreciation for outdoor space has never been higher having spent the best part of a year stuck at home. This puts attractive gardens in high demand – particularly those readymade for relaxing safely with friends.
You could look to add a decking area or install extra seating. Even tidying up the lawn is a job that’s more than worth doing.
Add kerb appeal
As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. This makes exterior features such as your driveway, front garden and even the front door extra important.
Clearing drains and repairing fencing could also help you attract more potential buyers and higher bids, as will making sure any rendering and paintwork is in good condition.
Could any of these options suit your property?