Here are 10 Top Tips to add value to your property today
1. Go for a loft conversion
This is the easiest way to get additional living space into your property. You will need to make sure that the access to the loft is easy and that the conversion fits the rest of the house. The last thing you want is to carry out the works and then the conversions just looks completely out of place.
2. A new conservatory
Again, make sure that this doesn’t just look like its been plonked on tot he property without any care or attention to aesthetics. A conservatory needs to feel like part of the rest of the house and as if it was meant to be there from the outset.
3. Convert your garage or basement
Why not convert your garage into real usable living space. Whenever we visit properties to carry out appraisals we generally find 95% of them do not house cars and are generally just used as a dumping ground. Whilst converting the basement is the most expensive form of extension; if its your only option then it could be an option other than upping sticks.
4. Front garden…. really?
If garden aesthetics are an important feature of the property’s presentation to you, the keep the flower beds. But if you want to add value in an area where parking is at a premium which is pretty much Bristol wide, then it is concrete or paving every time. You may need planning permission so do ensure that you have the right consents in place.
5. Paint the house – inside and out!
If you are selling, you have to get buyers through the front door, which means you need to have the outside as spick and span as possible. If nothing else, your house should at least look better than your neighbours’.
6. Update your windows
When deciding on what type of windows to install it is very important to bear in mind the age and style of the original property. If it was meant to have wooden windows, then put wooden windows in. Nowadays buyers are very attentive to what has been installed and the look of a property from the outside.
7. Refurbish your external doors
Does it look smart? Your front door is one of the first things that a buyer will look at properly when they visit to view your home. If it is not looking good then you need to deal with it. Buy a new doorknob, letterbox, or a stainless steel house number. It reallyt doesn’t just mean buying a compete new door… unless that’s what’s really needed.
8. Concentrate on the Kitchen
If you are only going to improve one room, make it the kitchen. The kitchen has become the showpiece area of the home. In modern times we don’t just cook in it, we do homework in it; we watch television in it and hold dinner parties there. Its the heart of our homes and that’s what buyers want.
9. Knock down the walls
Those that aren’t load-bearing, anyway. Buyers are more interested in the amount of usable space, rather than the number of rooms. Buyers like to see big open modern spaces that have been dressed well.
10. Sort your Bathroom out
Keep things simple in your Bathroom. You don’t need to do a lot with the room, it’s all about the features that you put in, such as a set of new taps, a heated chrome towel rail, a big new shower head etc. A plain white suite with nice fittings can look lovely and will leave you to spend the rest elsewhere.
The above are just a few things to consider. Before taking action we would always recommend you ensure that the right consents are in place if any are needed.
For a detailed review of your property feel free to get in contact today and we can arrange to visit at a time that is suitable for you.