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3 Things you can do to boost the value of your property

For those looking to sell their home, we imagine you’ll probably want to get the most money you can out of it. Obviously, this is not without a fair bit of work but if you’re willing to put the hours in while putting a little bit more money into your home – you could see a huge return on investment if you touch up the right areas.

If you’re a bit lost about where to start making improvements to your home then don’t worry, we’ve got a useful list here of some of the best enhancements you can make to your house to squeeze every penny out of its potential value!

A fresh lick of quality paint
You may be thinking we mean painting on the inside, but you’d be wrong. While painting the inside of your home would increase the value of it a little, retouching the outside would give a massive return on your investment. First impressions are key when trying to sell your home, so if a person pulls up at your driveway to notice a drab house with paint flecks crumbling off the sides then you’ve lost the battle before you’ve even begun.

While improving the appearance is one reason to apply a coat to the outside of your home, the more pressing reason to commit to this improvement is to protect your home from the elements. By using a specialised paint, you can prevent damp from penetrating into the walls of a building and causing damage that could be very expensive to repair, therefore saving you (and your potential buyer) money in the long-run. Exterior wall coatings prevent this by protecting your home from everything mother nature can throw at it – and then some!

Cook up a storm with your kitchen design
You would be surprised at just how much a stunning kitchen can increase the value of a home – everyone deep down fancies themselves a semi-professional chef so they want a place to work their culinary magic. Having all your appliances uniform in a nice stainless steel finish will give the kitchen a real modern (almost space-age) feel.

There are also plenty of little touches you can make to a kitchen without having to rip it up and spend a wad of cash turning it into a professional kitchen. For a start, developing a stylish space where you can hang your utensils (pots, pans, knives, etc) is a sure-fire way to catch your potential buyers eye – it’s a unique aesthetic that can really add something to the room if done correctly.

Small efforts in a consistent routine
Many of us cannot afford to reinvigorate our homes over the space of a month undertaking jobs in multiple rooms at the same time – it’s just not achievable! If you have time to spare when it comes to selling your home, the idea here is to take each month as decide what the priority jobs are – like a leaky pipe or a cracked tile – and dedicating yourself to one project a month.

It doesn’t all have to be DIY projects as well, simple things like buying a new piece of artwork or something else to help with the aesthetic of your home can have a surprising influence on buyer perception – after all, image is everything.

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