If you’re looking to sell your property, you’re obviously going to want to get as much money as you can from the sale. Maybe you’ve had the property valued and it’s come in at less than you expected? Or maybe you are selling house with tenants who have previously damaged it and decreased its value, and now you just want to add as much value as you can before finding a buyer?
Whatever your reasons, there are a few easy ways you can boost the value of your property without spending a fortune. Below you’ll discover some affordable DIY ideas that could increase your home’s value significantly.
Replace the carpets/flooring
You don’t have to make massive changes to boost your property’s value. According to Money wise, replacing the carpets alone can add an estimated £1,738 onto the overall value of the home. New carpets offer a fresh, clean look while also giving the home a ‘new’ smell. The majority of carpets are easy to install and they come at a reasonable cost.
Give it a fresh coat of paint
Giving the entire home a fresh paint job will make a massive difference to both its attractiveness and its value. It’s a budget-friendly idea that’s super-easy to do. To add the most value, it’s worth painting the outside too. It’s the first impressions that really count so making sure the outside of the property looks good is important to grab the buyer’s interest.
One thing to keep in mind when re-painting the home is you’ll need to choose a neutral colour. The buyer has to be able to imagine themselves making a home there. They can’t do this if the colour scheme is based upon your preferences rather than theirs.
Focus on its curb appeal
As mentioned earlier, the condition of the outside of the property matters just as much as the inside. As well as re-painting the home, you should also look at the guttering, window frames and the garden.
Clean and repair the guttering if needed. It’s important to ensure the gutters are clean and unobstructed as if it isn’t, that could lead to issues with mould inside the property. The window frames can be glossed over to give them a nice shine, while focusing on ensuring the garden looks attractive is also going to boost its value.
In fact, the quality and condition of a garden is one of the major things buyers look for. So spend some time getting rid of any weeds, trimming the lawn and adding a few attractive landscaping details. You’ll find plenty of ideas online so there’s no need to hire a professional.
Re-grout the tiles
If you have tiles in your bathroom or kitchen, a quick and simple DIY task that will help increase value is to re-grout them. Over time the grout can become discoloured or even worn away. If the tiles are out of date, then it would be a better idea to replace them. However, simply re-grouting them will make a lot of difference, giving them a newer look.
Invest in energy saving modifications
One thing buyers look out for these days is how energy efficient a property is. According to statistics, around 88% of buyers are looking for an energy efficient property. It’s also something that will really affect the price you’re offered. If you’re looking to sell your home quickly, investing in energy saving modifications will really help.
So what should you be focusing on? To start with the windows should be double glazed. Over time the window seal can become damaged. If you can’t afford to replace the windows, making sure the sealing is repaired will help. You can also add insulation and even install a low flow faucet installed in the kitchen sink. Any energy saving modifications you can make will help boost the property’s value.
Overall these are just some DIY ideas that can add real value to your home. If you’re willing to put a little effort into making these adjustments, you’ll be rewarded with potentially thousands of pounds added onto the property’s overall value. No matter what your budget, there’s always something you can do to attract buyers and increase the value of your home.