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There are lots of ways to increase the value of your property, and you don’t necessarily have to have a huge budget to do it. A fresh coat of paint here or some DIY repair there will go a long way in enhancing the look and feel of your home to make it more appealing to a potential buyer. Here are five home improvement ideas to get you started:
Tidy Up the Garden
With summer rapidly approaching, there’s no time like the present to upgrade your garden to make it more aesthetically pleasing and ensure it’s a place you can enjoy during the warmer season. Here are some things you can do:
- Check your fence posts for any damage and get them repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
- Invest in storage so you can get rid of any clutter.
- Clean up your decking and apply treatment if necessary. Check for any damage or loose fittings to avoid accidents.
- Clear out your flower beds of overgrowth and weeds, ready for new plants. Plant some new bulbs or seeds ready for summer.
- Mow the lawn and consider artificial grass to reduce maintenance.
Update the Kitchen
Your kitchen is one area of the house that experiences a lot of wear and tear, so it may need a bit of an upgrade. If you don’t have the budget to completely renovate the kitchen, you could paint the cabinets or flooring, install new worktops, or even just invest in some up-to-date appliances.
Install Smart Home Technology
This is great for attracting potential buyers and increasing property value because it has the potential to make your home more energy-efficient and increase convenience. For instance, a smart thermostat can be programmed to only heat up the rooms you are using.
You can also use smart home technology to adjust your heating and lighting, even when you’re away from home.
Install Double Glazing
Again, this is another way to improve energy efficiency because it is better for regulating the temperature in your home.
During winter, less heat will escape so you won’t have to keep turning up the heating. If you already have double glazing, a good spring clean will go a long way.
Lay a Stair Runner
This is a budget-friendly idea that can really transform the entrance hall of your home and make it a more welcoming space. In the majority of homes, the stairs are one of the first things you see, so a new stair runner will help you make a great first impression.
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