Ways You Can Help Increase The Value Of Your Home

Published: 04/09/2020

Are you looking to get your home on the market? Are you looking for ways to increase the value before making the sale? Whether you’ve got the budget for a complete makeover or just want the odd few jobs doing, the following are a few of the many effective ways this can be achieved:


Redecorating is the most popular and achievable home improvement with there being various ways you can do this such as applying a lick of paint in different rooms and doing general maintenance around the house. However, you may want to consider a few other areas that sometimes tend to go under the radar, such as:

  • Peeling paint and wallpaper
  • Dust, dirt and mould on walls and objects around the house
  • Dripping taps
  • Creaking doors, floorboards and loose panels
  • Mouldy sealant in the bathroom
  • Broken lights
Although there are a lot of other ways to bump up the value of your home, having it all in working order from the off and giving it a new lease of life will grab the attention of would-be buyers to book in a house viewing.

Kitchen makeover

One of the first things homebuyers look for when viewing homes is the kitchen area. If you’re able to set aside a sizable budget to help modernise it, whether that’s fitting new appliances or giving it a proper makeover, it will immediately add a lot more appeal and value. However, if you don’t have a big budget, there are a lot of smaller improvements that can be made such as repainting units, changing cupboard doors, handles, worktops and adding good lighting in the room.

Buyers might be willing to spend a little more on the property knowing that the kitchen is in full working order and not in need of any drastic changes in the immediate future.

Garden appeal

A tidy, attractive and well-designed garden can help add great value to your property. In recent months, it’s been reported that there has been a surge in demand for homes with gardens, as families look to spend a lot more time in them following lockdown. So, if you’ve got a garden, start clearing the pathway, cut bushes, hedges and overgrown trees as well as adding some vibrant colours with plants and decking to help it stand out from others on the market. This could end up being a big unique selling point for your home!

Make bathroom improvements

If you’re not in any rush to put your house on the market and have a set budget in mind to make improvements, then it would be well worth considering adding an extra bathroom downstairs, as this will instantly increase the value of your property. There is more appeal to homes that have two bathrooms nowadays. But failing that, if you can’t afford to add an extra bathroom, then you could spend some of your budget on making improvements to the current bathroom such as new shower curtains, painting the walls, adding new tiles or even adding a new bath and sink.

Add extra rooms

If you’re one of the many people around the UK who are currently getting involved in home DIY projects, then why not consider a loft conversion or converting your garage into an extra room, as your new project! If this is something you’re thinking of doing, it might be worth speaking to an estate agent to get advice on what would be more sought after and seen as more of a unique selling point, so it helps it stand out compared to other homes for sale in the area. It’s also worth thinking about what your target audience is and what may appeal to their needs e.g. if its’ for a younger couple, then it’d be worth converting a room into a home office, or if it’s a young family, converting a room into a playroom for the children or extra bedroom.

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