There’s more to being a homeowner than simply living in your property, it’s a great opportunity to make money on what was probably quite a sizeable investment. Better still, you don’t need to be an expert in renovation to improve its value as there are a number of easy ways you can go about this; what follows below is a selection for you to consider:
The first place to start is with the décor. If your property is old fashioned or has a garish colour scheme, then get the paint brushes out and adorn the walls with something neutral or modern.
You shouldn’t stop there though, new carpets, skirting and coving that are also within the same style and colour can also help freshen up your home and add value.
Once the décor is up to a good standard you could then give the place a deep clean. Trouble spots are places like windows and bathrooms – basically anywhere that mould can grow, or damp can develop.
It might take a little elbow grease to shift the mould and really bad damp patches will need to be cut out, dried and plastered again, but the results will be worth it.
If you have a little money to spend you could refit your kitchen or bathrooms.
You don’t have to break the bank with this either and often these new facilities can help add more to the value of your home than the expense of getting them installed.
Installing Popular Extras
One way to help improve value is to also add features that today’s buyers really want.
One example could be having a wood burning stove or an open fireplace put in, but any of the following can also be good choices:
• Central heating
• Double glazing
• Modern locks on doors and windows
• Secure fencing around the property
• A quality TV aerial
• A good internet connection
Creating an Attractive Greenspace
It’s not all about the interior of your home, you need to think about the outside. Again, you don’t have to spend thousands on a landscape gardener, you can make the most of what you’ve got instead.
Trimming and cutting back any overgrown areas and getting rid of weeds to create a neat and tidy communal area can be just as effective as a total redesign. You can also add some garden furniture and apply a lick of paint to fences or the facias of the building to freshen things up.
Aside from the bigger extras that you’ll need expert help with, it’s a good idea to invest in some quality tools, as these can help get the little things done much quicker.
With that it’s also smart to purchase these from an established retailer like RS Components, this way your tools are more likely to last as well as be more durable and reliable.
So, what are you waiting for? Give some of the above a try and soon you could easily add value to your home that sees you make a tidy profit for little effort.
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