When it comes to putting your house on the market, expectations are either greatly met or sadly disappointing. There is nothing more frustrating than knowing the true potential of your home and not seeing the reflected value within the price. However, there are ways you can add value to your property that don’t cost an arm and a leg, and some that are a little more expensive. These are our top ways you can add value to your home so that its hidden potential can be unlocked.
When was the last time you decorated your interior? This step is not as important as the rest because potential buyers often disregard the interior decor as they know it is not set and stone and can be changed at any time.
With this being said, it is important to show buyers that the inside space has the capacity to be adaptable to whoever occupies it. If the walls are painted with dark colours, it is likely that the rooms will appear smaller. We know that pale colours such as light blues, beiges and pastel colours are effective at making spaces appear large and clean.
It is essential that your home appeals to a wider audience as the pool of buyers will all differ in their preferred taste and style. So avoid the more unique and niche interior styles as this could put buyers off.
This method to add value to your home is a little more expensive than just painting your walls a different colour. Depending on the type of renovation, a loft conversion can take around four to six weeks to complete. At Form Construction we work closely with you on the project taking the time to fully understand your requirements, how you will use the space, and also how to maximise the value of your budget.
The benefits of having a loft conversion is that it gives you the potential to add another room into your home. This could be an extra bedroom or living room which will make your home attractive to buyers and increase its value.
Now more than ever, as a society, we are dependent on technology to provide us with information at the tip of our fingers. Smart TVs and voice assistance speakers are just the beginning. Hive is one of the companies that allows you to control your heating, lighting and cameras if you have them. The increase in home technology, called smart home, is an alluring aspect to potential buyers and is sure to add value to your home when it’s up for sale.
It goes to say that improving the structural damages your property may have is the first and most obvious way to add value to your home. Cracks on floorboards, leaking ceilings, possible insect infestations and rooky paint jobs are all features that can have an impact on the overall value your home holds.
Often an area of the home that is forgotten because it is not in sight at all times. When buying a house, the majority of people look for a garden that is one of two things: sizeable or manageable. By spending time decorating and upholding the maintenance of your garden space, you can create a tranquil and engaging space. This is ideal for social gatherings or for pets to play and will make the value of the house even more superior.
It has been proven that natural light has many benefits for our moods, productivity, sleep and vitamin D intake. As humans, we tend to spend more time inside than outside and after working in offices and buildings all day we often miss out on the vital portion of daylight we need in order to thrive. However, by investing in a conservatory, not only are you going to be able to get the daylight you need, your house will also become more valuable. Depending on each home, planning permission may be required.
Adding a drive-way into your home diminishes the battle of having to find a parking space on the streets after a long working day. A drive-way can be created in front, on the side of or behind your home if the space allows it. In order to build a drive-way, it is essential that you abide to the Highway Regulations dependent on each home. In the long term, this feature will show a great return on investment as you will no longer have to pay for permits or tickets and the overall value of your home will be significantly improved.
Before you start planning to have a conversion or extension, contact your local residential builders to discuss the possible actions you should or could take.
If you are struggling to find ways to add value to your home, get in touch with us here at Form Construction to see how we can help you.