Let’s be clear, at some point, you may want to be in a position to sell your home. Not all of us have found our forever homes just yet and there are so many reasons why people decide to move such as their jobs, more space or to be closer to loved ones. However, we all want as much money for our properties as possible to ensure that our initial investment has paid off, but in some cases, you might need to work a little to make this your reality. There are many different ways that you can add value to your property, I thought I would share with you what some of the common ones are.
Replacing the kitchen
One of the first things to consider would be replacing the entire kitchen. This is one of the rooms in your home that can add the biggest value. You can take the time to really design the kitchen and make the most use of the space, such as adding storage options for different items in your home, integrating appliances and giving it a seamless and clean finish. You could choose a high gloss modern kitchen or something more traditional, just take into account the style you have in your home and the character of your property so that this kitchen will work seamlessly. A kitchen can be classed as the hub of the home, so make sure yours stands out.
Replacing the bathroom
A bathroom is another room in your home that can add significant value when replaced entirely. A new bathroom suite could create the exact look you are going for and it also gives you the opportunity to make more use of the space you have. Perhaps giving you the opportunity to add a separate shower cubicle or even a bigger bath. The bathroom can be an expensive job, and it can also be quite labour intensive, so you may want to ensure that you get the professionals in to complete this job to a high standard.
Adding a downstairs toilet
Adding value is all about making the most of the space you have, and many of our homes have space under the stairs that could be utilised more effectively and this is when adding a downstairs toilet could be a great addition to your home. You can find some great small vanity units and toilets that are designed for this sort of space and the additional half bathroom as they are called could add some value to your home.
Increasing the amount of storage
Storage is a problem for most homes, especially in today’s modern society when we just seem to accumulate a lot more stuff than we possibly need. So designing your home and considering the storage side of things could work in your favour. You may want to think about using little nooks in your home and having a carpenter design the space to add cupboards and shelves to make more use of the redundant space. You could also take this on in bedrooms so that you take care of the clothes and any hanging space you or anyone else could possibly need. You might also like to have your loft area made more usable so that you can store those things you don’t need too often like Christmas decorations, for example. Pinterest is full of space saving ideas to inspire you.
Changing the interior decoration
It can often be the simplest changes that you make that can have the biggest impact on you, your guests or any potential buyers in the future. Changing the interior decoration can be this simple change and deciding on a more neutral theme could mean that your home will appeal to the masses. We all have the right to portray our personalities in our home, but if you want to add value you have to consider whether this is the best way to go. Neutral tones can be great and then you can add pops of colour into the interior in the use of accessories and soft furnishings.
Minimising the clutter
Finally, clutter can be your downfall. We have already mentioned the power of adding storage solutions to your home, but you also need to consider how much clutter you do have any maybe use this as an opportunity to rid yourself of it for good. The Konmari technique could be a great place to start and there are also some great tutorials and tips on platforms like YouTube to get you started. Even if you commit to five minutes of decluttering a day you could be on to a good thing.
I hope that this has given you some inspiration for some of the ways you can add value to your home.