Looking to sell your property? Below are some top tips from headline sponsor Zoopla on how to get more money for your home.
1. Add a conservatory
Conservatories add valuable space and natural light to your home. Offering an additional, versatile space – perfect for whether you want to relax or entertain. With the potential to increase value by up to 15%.
2. Fit a new kitchen
If your budget only allows for one room to be updated the kitchen is probably your best bet. Keep it neutral and practical in design and make sure the cost of the work is relative to the current value of your home. You could add a potential value of up to 5%.
3. Replace the windows
An easy way of improving your home on both the inside and the outside is by putting in new windows. This can instantly transform your home and increase the value by up to 5%.
4. Blast the bathroom
If your budget can stretch to multiple refits, the bathroom/s would be our next top suggestion. However, even if your budget is limited, updating details such as the taps, shower screen, cupboards and towel rails can add a potential value of 3%.
5. Spruce up the front
Giving your house a fresh coat of paint or replacing the front door can immediately improve the overall look of your home. Also, just cleaning windows, unblocking drains, pulling up weeds and sandblasting the driveway can also add value of up to £5,000 – with the bonus of attracting more potential buyers.
For more great ideas on adding value to your home read the full article from Zoopla.
(Figures are based on a typical three-bedroom family home and, of course, are only a benchmark. Planning permission may be required in some cases.)