Whether you are looking to create more space but cannot afford to move or you simply want to sell your house, it is important to make the most of what you have. Recent research findings have shown that over time, space is highly regarded than location by homeowners. This is backed up by the fact that bigger rooms topped up the list of important criteria when shopping for new property.
Thus, if you are looking to sell your property, you need to think about ways of improving the state of your current home as well as where you can add value before putting your house for sale on the property market. Here are some tips to boost the value of your home before sell through proper use of space.
- Build a conservatory – if you need to create more space in your house, consider putting up a conservatory. This is not only a quick but also cheap way of boosting the appeal because you do not need permission to plan to build.
- Think about extensions – When planned well, extensions will add value to your property. Even then, you need to look at the prices of houses in your locality first to be able to gauge the value of having another bedroom. Most importantly, you need to be careful so as not to overdevelop.
- Planning permission – If you are concerned about obtaining planning permission that is usually about £300 and you are not getting approval, you will do well to research before submitting your plan. You can also look up for other properties on your street to have an idea of the kind pf projects that would require planning permission to see the precedent that might have been set.
- Side extensions – Although side extensions will not make much of a difference to your space, they are cheaper and will make a big difference on the manner in which the space may be used.
- Internal changes – Before forking out an extension it is important to take into account if you cannot only increase the space but also the potential of your property by changing the internal layout. Moving or removing internal walls usually makes a huge difference albeit at a very small cost compared to putting up an extension. Even then, avoid swinging the sledgehammer until you have checked if your target is a load-bearing wall.
- Improve your garden – Putting up an extension could reduce the value of your home. Outside space is usually highly valued by future buyers. In fact, it can affect the buying decision hence the need to ensure that you get the right balance.
There are a number of things that you must avoid in your efforts to increase the value of your property before a sale. Here are some things you must avoid as they could devalue your home. They include the following:
- Installation of Jacuzzis and pools as you are unlikely to cover the installation costs.
- Losing the bedroom or converting it to your study could also devalue your property therefore think again before opting for such a conversion.
- Going for unique and garish bathrooms and kitchens will certainly have an effect on the value of your home.
- Avoid painting your house in bright colors that might be a turn off for potential buyers. Instead, go for neutral colours.