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How To Improve The Value of Your Home

How To Improve The Value of Your Home

When you’re looking to sell up, and especially if you’re going to upsize your property, you’ll want to ensure that you get the most out of your current home financially. To do so, it’s often advised that some home improvements are performed before the sale takes place. Here are some of the best ways to improve the value of your home.

Convert The Loft, Basement or Garage

One of the most lucrative ways to improve the value of your property is to covert either the loft, basement or garage space into habitable rooms. Doing so creates much more usable floor space within the home and can be used to create another living area, bedroom or bathroom.

Consider an Extension or Conservatory

Similarly, if you have a lot of garden space to work with, you can extend your home out to create more indoor space. This can be used in a number of ways; whether you want to create a larger kitchen/diner or create more living space. A cheaper alternative could be to install a conservatory.

Renovate the Kitchen and Bathroom

The kitchen and bathroom are two crucial areas that home valuers and potential buyers will always look at when considering a property. If these rooms are looking a bit tired in your home, having them renovated is a great way to boost the value and improve the likelihood of a sale happening quickly.

Improve Kerb Appeal and The Garden

Making both the front of your home as well as the garden more attractive by sprucing it up will add a bit of value to your property. Consider changing old front doors, planting some more greenery and generally tidying and modernising these areas to give the price of your home a boost.

Give Your Home a Lick of Paint and Fix Any Maintenance Issues

Finally, simply giving your home a once over is a simple way to improve the price. Fix any wiring or heating issues in the home, repair any damages and spruce up the decorations with new paint and some updated fittings just before putting it on the market.

Get a Home Report in Scotland with Shepherd Chartered Surveyors

If you’ve decided that you want to sell your home, it’s a legal requirement that you must secure a home report to prove that your home is fit for purpose and safe to inhabit. At Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, we can provide this service as well as home valuation services.

To find out more, contact us today. You can find us at one of our many branches across Scotland or direct any questions you might have to our email address which is: enquiries@shepherd.co.uk.

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