DIY / Home Improvement

Simple Ways to Add Value to your Home

If you would like to add value to your home because you’re planning to sell it do not worry, you don’t have to spend too much. You may be looking at adding composite decking ( or internal decoration. Here are a few tips and tricks that can help your home’s value to increase without you breaking the bank.

Deal with any Heating Issues

Deal with any heating issues that your home has. Updating or even adding to your central heating system will add more value to your home. Seal up any drafts you find, replace any windows that you cannot repair, and add insulation to your loft.

If your current boiler is in good condition and the output is adequate, you may wish to add more radiators or even a heated towel rail.

Deal with Superficial Issues

Superficial issues will not affect the overall value of your home but they can make sure you don’t get the best price for it. If you’re good at DIY you should consider dealing with superficial issues such as:

  • Squeaking doors
  • Peeling paint
  • Dripping taps
  • Cracked plasterwork and ceilings
  • Loose tiles
  • Mouldy sealants
  • Doors or windows that stick

Dealing with the above issues can make your home seem even more valuable.

Add Some Decking

Adding some composite decking to your garden can add a lot more value to your home. Composite decking not only looks good but it’s ideal if you like to sit in your garden during the evening. When you have fitted the decking please place garden furniture on your decking along with plant pots and a BBQ. This will give any prospective buyer the chance to consider what they would do with the area.

Tidy your Garden

Give your garden a good tidy up. Remove any leaves, litter and animal droppings. Cut your lawn and make the edges straight and tidy using the edge of a spade. Cut your bushes and make them look a little tamer. Make sure to get rid of any dead branches that have fallen on the ground along with any debris. A tidy and well-looked after garden can really help to sell your home.

If you’re trying to sell your home to a family make sure you place a few toys in the garden so the buyers can imagine what it would be like for their children to play there.

Replace your Windows

While you do not have to replace every single window in your home if you do not have double glazing it can affect your property’s value. If your home is a listed building or it’s in a conservation area you may need permission to make the changes.

Tidy your Kitchen

A busy-looking kitchen typically looks a lot smaller than a not-so-busy one. Tidying your kitchen up a little will make it look much bigger. Don’t forget to give the room a really good clean and be sure to spend some time making your oven look good too. Don’t forget to replace any tiles with cracks in them, or fill in the cracks if the tiles don’t need to be replaced.

Take a look at your kitchen floor, is it stained? Is it dirty? You may want to consider replacing it. The good news is you don’t have to spend a lot of money on your new flooring. Just get something that looks clean and matches the décor.

A tidier, cleaner looking kitchen can add a bit of value to your home.

Give your Bathroom a Makeover

Bathrooms should look hygienic and clean, what’s more, is a bathroom is a great place for you to add a little touch of luxury. Replace any old-looking lights and mirrors. Check that the plumbing works fine and there’s no sign of damp anywhere. If there are signs of damp you’ll need to deal with it immediately or you may not get the sale you were hoping for.

Paint out of date bathroom tiles with white tile paint as the paint will give them a fresh, new look.

A bathroom that looks like it’s been looked after will help you sell your home. A tired, old bathroom could put people off.

The Front of your Home

Don’t forget to tidy up the front of your home. Paint your gate and your front door if you need to. Pick up any little you find and sweep up any leaves that have blown in. if you have a front garden make sure it’s as tidy as your back garden.

Tidy the edges of your lawn, especially where it meets your path. If you keep recycling bins or rubbish bins in your front garden make sure they’re set to one side and tidy.

Doing a little bit of work on your home can help to increase the value of your property, ensuring you’re offered a better price.