When looking to sell your home, or if you have a move in mind in the future, you will no doubt want to get the best price possible for it. With the housing market as it is, getting ahead of the competition with a few home renovations can be extremely beneficial to your selling price and to your potential buyers.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the key things that buyers and estate agents will be looking out for when viewing your property so you can think about making some wise investments in terms of renovating.
Replacing your windows and exterior doors
Windows and doors are an essential, main feature of any property, and if yours require updating or maintenance, you can guarantee it will put potential buyers off as it’s a fairly big job. Therefore it’s an important one for you to get right. Update your windows to the latest uPVC ones, and give your door a new lease of life. Keep the colour regular, such as white too.
Updating kitchen appliances
Big kitchen appliances can be expensive and it can be difficult to find ones that will fit with the rest of your kitchen – therefore, outdated or even faulty ones will be a massive down point when it comes to selling up.
When buying new big appliances such as; stoves or washing machines opt for ones with modern finishes such as stainless steel. This will give the viewers a positive impression of the room as a whole. Updating kitchen worktops is also a good idea.
Adding a high quality conservatory
Conservatories are growing increasingly popular and will be seen as a huge advantage to buyers as it provides their family with an extra and unusual room. It’s vital that you look into conservatory companies that specialise in high quality conservatories however, as a poorly constructed one will be seen as extra work when the new homeowners move in.
Opting for a new colour scheme
Giving your walls and carpets a new burst of life with a different colour scheme can be a really easy (and fairly cheap) way to update your home and instantly make it more appealing to potential buyers. Keep things neutral and warm as this is not only modern but will appeal as it is renowned for coordinating with pretty much any other colouring. This will be a plus point for buyers that aren’t looking to have to do much work in their new home right away.
Updating your flooring
Floors are another big part of any home’s interior decor, and therefore it’s important to have both good quality flooring and visually appealing ones.
Solid wood flooring is the best choice to attract buyers, but if you’re looking for something a little cheaper, good quality laminate can be a good alternative with similar effects. If you want to stick with carpet, opt for plain beige ones that don’t have a pattern so they can work with your buyer’s furniture.
This is guest post submitted by Laura. Home improvement is her specialty.