Whether you’re developing a property portfolio or planning for the future, property upgrades and improvements are a fantastic chance to boost your home’s value to ensure you get the most you can when you finally do sell.
But what upgrades should the average homeowner focus on if they want to maximise profit and ensure the next owners love the house as much as you do? Here are five key areas to focus on.
Fix The Easily Fixable
Wear and tear affects all homes, but many of these issues, such as scuffed skirting board or wonky cabinet doors, are easy to fix and give your home the facelift it needs to make it more appealing.
You can check out a comprehensive list of the easiest DIY household repairs to ensure everything is ready for potential viewings in the future, and if you’re not staging your home, you’ll still learn how to fix everyday issues.
Give Your Home A Fresh Coat of Paint
Another great way to enhance your home’s look is with a fresh coat of paint. You can repaint a specific room to maximise the light and bring out a flash of colour, or hire professional painters to repaint every room in the house and give it the perfect appeal.
Whichever option you choose, you can brighten up your home and make it a more engaging and relaxing space for you and your family.
Pay More Attention to Your Garden
Gardens are a great chance to get outside without going anywhere. However, if you don’t care for your garden, you won’t get the full benefit from your outdoor space. While you don’t need to recreate the best exhibits of the Chelsea Flower Show, you can still be more diligent in mowing the lawn, caring for plants and flowers, and keeping the patio or decking clean. These chores will make you more likely to spend time outdoors and ensure you can get the most from your garden.
Deep Clean the Property
Everyone should take a weekend to deep clean their homes every year and some even do it twice a year, but it might have been a while since you got behind the bookcases or swept the hard-to-reach areas in your home. Deep cleaning your home now means you don’t have to worry about it later. You can remove dust or forgotten food bits and make your home healthier and more hygienic.
A remodel isn’t as straightforward as some of the other ideas but it can benefit your home and its property value. Considering a comprehensive single-room remodel can cost upwards of £17,000, you are committing to something expensive, but you can also recoup this expense (and more) when you finally sell your home. You don’t have to do it right now, but it is something to consider if you come around to the idea of selling your house.
Boosting your property value is always worth it even if you aren’t planning to sell and move out anytime soon.
At the very least, you can make your home more modern and comfortable, and you may even feel motivated to take better care of it or make further improvements to ensure your property meets future buyers’ expectations.