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Top 5 Ways to Add Value to your Home

If you’re thinking about selling your property and moving on, it’s important to consider how you can get the best possible price. In many cases, adding value to your home doesn’t mean having to make big changes. Try these five ways to add value to your home…

1. Declutter and Style your Home

A home that’s full of clutter is difficult to sell, as buyers struggle to get an accurate idea of the space and what it might be like to live in it. When it comes to selling new houses, there’s a reason why developers pay interior designers to stage their homes – creating a beautiful space enables potential buyers to picture themselves living there, and this is key to generating interest in a property.

Before you list your property for sale, declutter as much as possible, and invest in some on-trend soft furnishings and decorative items, to elevate your home.

2. Add Wall Panelling

Wall panelling is timeless and it instantly adds an expensive look and feel to any property. It’s also a great way to cover up any uneven or bumpy walls, without having to replaster which is often a messy job. From classic shaker panelling to more modern tongue and groove panelling, there’s a style of wall panelling to suit every property.

It’s not necessary to hire a carpenter to make and install bespoke wall panelling. Instead try our panelling kit creator to create your own cut to size wall panelling, which is easy to install yourself.

3. Focus on Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything, and this is true with properties too. Sprucing up the front of your house can make a huge difference and positively impact the number of viewings you get, as well as the viewing itself. Creating healthy competition when it comes to selling your property is essential to get the best possible price, and more viewings and positive experiences means more interest and competition.

Make sure that the exterior of your house looks fresh and tidy. Consider a lick of paint, or painting your front door. Try adding a new brass knocker and door number.  Pull out any weeds and introduce potted plants, or lay patio at the front for a tidier look. Make sure bins are out of sight and anything else that may look unsightly.

4. Reintroduce Original Features

Did you know that period properties tend to sell for about 15% more than modern properties? In the UK, buyers love historical features, and properties that include original features are more sellable and are more likely to sell for a higher price. From Victorian fireplaces to dado rails, picture rails, wall panelling and cornicing, by reinstating original features that may have been removed, you can add character and charm back into your property while adding value too.

5. Spruce up your Kitchen or Bathroom

The kitchen and bathroom are said to be one of the biggest selling points of any property, and having a good-sized and stylish kitchen and bathroom can add lots of value. If you’re hoping to move soon, it might not feel like the right thing to install a brand new kitchen or bathroom suite, but sometimes a spruce up is all you need.

Add a fresh lick of paint to the walls, deep clean everything, introduce new bath towels and a new bath mat, as well as accessories like plants, or perhaps a large dried flower bouquet in your kitchen. Clear clutter from the sides and make sure everything looks fresh and neat and tidy. A great way to upgrade your kitchen or bathroom without having to replace everything is to add wall panelling – just make sure that you use moisture resistant MDF in these rooms.

A few simple and easy changes can go a long way when it comes to adding value to your property. Make these changes before your house is photographed to sell, to attract more potential buyers from the off set.

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