Adding value to your home during the holidays
The holidays are the perfect time to raise your home value, especially if you’re thinking of selling. Christmas time is here, everyone’s excited and many people have a long stretch of time on their hands to spend with family.
Even better, you could add incredible value to your home in just a few weeks with our top tips:
Build some shelves
You can never have too much storage space, so make the most of every inch with bespoke shelving. Have it fitted in whatever style and awkward sized space you desire, from alcoves, to tricky corners and every nook and cranny in-between.
Power that shower
If your water pressure is low and you don’t have a combi boiler, your shower is probably less than invigorating. Installing a pump to increase the pressure and a thermostatic shower valve to maintain the temperature will improve it no end.
Fix your roof
The last thing any potential buyer wants is a damaged roof when they’re buying a new property. Not only does it not look very nice, but it usually implies that there are other more serious issues, such as leaks. This could reduce the value of a home immensely.
Homeowners should repair any damage before anyone comes to see their property even if it is just a few loose tiles. Clearing gutters and drains is also a cheap way of improving the appearance of your roof.
Restore original floor tiles
Encaustic tiles often have a layer of old polish, wax or ground-in grime on them that seriously detracts from their original charm. You might also have some that have broken or worked loose. Panic not, though, as professional cleaning can restore your floor to its former glory.
Paint and decorate
A lick of paint could go a long way when it comes to adding value to your home. Many DIY stores sell pots for affordable prices, so it won’t set you back much and fresh walls always make a place look cleaner.
Additionally, doing odd jobs like fixing door handles and painting drab looking walls can make a significant difference to the price.
Change carpets and flooring
If buyers think they have to change the flooring, they may expect this to be reflected in the price. Homeowners can avoid this issue by changing old carpets or hiring home cleaning kits to deep clean rugs. By renting equipment, homeowners don’t have to fork out as much on new items.
Whether you’re looking to increase the value of your home with one eye on selling in the future, or looking to sell now, the winter period should provide ample opportunity to make that achievable.