Have you just bought yourself a project house to do up? Or perhaps you’re trying to find ways to increase your current home’s sale price, so you will have enough money to purchase your dream abode further down the line?
Whatever your current homeowning situation, you’ve come to the right place if you’re keen to add some extra ‘0’s to your property’s current value. So, without further ado, let’s explore some of the most effective home improvements you can make if your main goal is to bump up the price of your house.
Add A Fresh Coat Of Paint (Or Paper)
If you have a tight budget, one of the easiest and most affordable ways to increase the sale value of your home is to give it a fresh lick of paint, or hang some new wallpaper. This kind of upgrade can add up to £10,000 to your property’s worth. It’s also a great way to invigorate each room and make it look and feel like new, so if you’re not planning to sell your property any time soon, you’ll still be able to enjoy the freshly painted or papered walls.
However, it’s important to bear in mind that, when it comes to colour schemes or patterns, you may need to make a few concessions if your goal is to sell your home. Buyers could be put off by bold or clashing hues, so a neutral palette is best if you want to appeal to a broader spectrum of homeowners.
Work On Your Green Thumbs
Following the onset of the pandemic and its attendant lockdowns, people developed more enthusiasm for gardens and green spaces. As a result, buyers are now keener than ever to find homes with lush green oases where they can relax, unwind, and reconnect with nature.
If your property’s garden is currently looking a little drab or untidy, you may want to consider sprucing it up. A neat, well-maintained and colourful garden could bring you well over £10,000’s worth of profit when it comes time to sell up – now if that’s not good enough motivation to work on your green thumbs, what is?
A professional landscaper can be brought in to transform your weedy jungle into a well-manicured paradise, but if your budget won’t stretch that far, there are plenty of outdoor jobs you can do yourself to rejuvenate your back yard. These include mowing the lawn, trimming hedges and overgrown shrubs, and introducing some vibrant seasonal colour with bulk-bought bedding plants. There are plenty of gorgeous low-maintenance blooms that will instantly perk up your garden and make it a much more appealing place to be.
Spruce Up Your Driveway
Did you know that a decent driveway has the potential to bump up your house’s sale value by between 5 and 10%? As a result, if your driveway is currently looking somewhat worse for wear, you may want to invest some money in a professional transformation.
Fortunately, there is a team of experts on hand to help; Projects Paving can give you a brand new driveway, skilfully laid using the materials of your choice – from resin, to tarmac, to block paving or gravel.
Not only will your new driveway look more aesthetically pleasing, it will also be weather-resistant and long-lasting, which will be a major asset – not to mention all of the extra money it will bring you when it’s time to put your home on the market.
Increase Your Property’s Energy Efficiency
With the cost of energy becoming such as significant financial worry for many of us, it’s never been more important to make your property as energy efficient as possible.
There are various options to choose from when it comes to boosting your home’s efficiency. For one thing, if your boiler hasn’t been replaced in well over a decade, then it may be time to invest in a newer and more effective model. You can also consider adding insulation to your walls, loft, and even your floors, which will significantly reduce heat loss – and make your property more appealing to would-be buyers.
When it comes to reducing your home’s water consumption, you can opt to install a range of convenient devices, such as low-flow showerheads, tap aerators for your faucets, and swap your current toilet for a more water-efficient throne.
Turn Your Garage Into An Extra Room
Finally, one of the most effective ways to add a significant amount of money to the sale value of your home is to convert your garage into additional living space.
While this kind of job will undeniably require a substantial initial investment – expect anywhere between £5000 and £10,000 – you can still expect to make a profit when you sell your home. In fact, garage conversions can add a whopping 20% to the value of your property, making this kind of home improvement money well spent.
If you’re planning to remain in your home for a few more years, you can also make the most of your investment by using the room for whatever you most need it for – a home office, a listening room, or an extra bedroom, perhaps. The choice is yours.