Hundreds of thousands of homeowners up and down the country decide to sell their property every year. Whether you’re looking to upsize, find something smaller, or about to start a family, before you put your home on the market, it’s time to make some changes.
A little bit of tweaking to your property can go a long way and create a great first impression with potential homebuyers. No matter your budget, here is a room-by-room guide on what improvements you can make to boost your property’s value and ensure a quicker sale.
Next, it’s time to spruce up your garden. Filling your outdoor space with flowers and giving your outdoor furniture a thorough clean can do wonders for speeding up a house sale process.
Many homeowners spend a fortune enhancing the interior of their homes but tend to neglect what’s on the outside. When homebuyers pull up to your property, they’ll need to be wowed from the get-go. To do this, it’s time to boost your home’s kerb appeal. Giving your front door a fresh coat of paint, hanging a flower basket on your porch, and cleaning your windows are simple and effective ways to liven up the front of your home.
However, it is also important to consider that as a residential property owner you will be required to complete a TA6 form when selling your property. And, despite all your selling efforts there is one invasive plant, Japanese knotweed, that could spoil the whole process. It’s a plant that can grow up to 10cm a day and even cause damage to the foundation of your property. Unsurprisingly, if found it can present problems when selling your house, you may require a specialist survey or management plan to progress. At this stage, it’s recommended that you call an accredited Japanese knotweed specialist such as PBA Solutions, they can provide the route to get things moving again.
When homebuyers walk through the front door, you’ll want to see smiles on their face rather than fear! To make your hallway stand out, use mirrors which can create the illusion of space. Also, hang artwork and choose statement lighting to make a real impact. Subtle improvements like these are sure to get viewings off to a great start.
The living room is one of the most used areas of a home. Buyers will want to imagine themselves in this space curling up on the sofa and watching TV, so you need to create an environment that promotes peace and relaxation. To start, give your furniture a good clean. You may wish to purchase a rug too which can add a decorative touch. Next, get rid of clutter that’s hanging around. You’ll want your living room to look spacious and welcoming. This helps homebuyers imagine where they will place their items.
Whether you’re a foodie or not, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms homebuyers focus on. To add value and get them talking (for all the right reasons) there are numerous improvements you can make. These include using a neutral colour scheme, replacing the worktops, and installing new flooring. A new coat of paint on the ceilings, walls, and cupboard doors can go a long way in injecting new life into your kitchen. And most importantly, optimising its appeal to prospective buyers. We understand that kitchens can become messy very quickly, so it’s essential to de-clutter the space so it’s not chaotic to viewers.
While the bathroom isn’t normally the heart of the home, it can have a dramatic effect on your home’s value. Also, buyers want a nice bathroom space that doesn’t require tons of work. It’s best to start by creating a blank canvas. You can do this by hiding as many of your personal belongings as possible. This means any shampoo bottles, rusty shavers, and spare toilet paper need to be hidden! Ensure your bathroom has plenty of artificial or natural light which will enhance its size. If you have windows, ensure the blinds are pulled up. Bathrooms without windows can benefit from spotlights, lamps, and LED mirror lights to brighten the space up. If you have leaky taps, make sure they’re fixed or replaced before viewings commence.
Just like with your living room and kitchen, you’ll want your bedroom(s) to look as spacious as possible. You don’t need to have mountains of cash to make significant improvements. Buying new bedding, using mirrors to open the room, and adding a cushion or two can do the trick. If you have lots of storage options in your bedroom, use this to your advantage before viewings. This means hiding any washing and items that would otherwise look unsightly.
Some homeowners neglect their loft. If yours is left collecting dust and doesn’t serve much use, now is the time to make a difference. You can transform your loft into additional living space that’s sure to wow homebuyers. Whether you add another bedroom, create space for gaming, or turn your loft into an office, there are lots of purposes it can be used for.
If you’re eager to sell up and move on, there are lots of home improvement projects you can undertake which will make your property stand out for all the right reasons and get the attention of homebuyers.