A homeowner looking to sell their home will view their property differently from a property owner looking to stay in the house for many years to come. However, some things link these individuals or households. No matter what the longer-term plans for your property are, there is no denying that home improvements provide benefits.
If you want to stay in the house for the foreseeable future, you should consider home improvements which improve the utility of your home. Anyone keen to sell their home soon should think about the needs of buyers, and make changes that make a home more attractive to them.
No matter what your aim is, knowing which home improvement tips add value to your home will be of benefit. “We are pleased to say that we have helped many homeowners add value to their home”, said Thomas Morris St Neots Branch Manager Andrea Delaney. “There are many ways to improve your home, but not all options will add value. We are more than happy to discuss your options, and provide you with guidance on what upgrades may be best for you.”
Garage door improvements are of merit
Not every property has a garage, but if your property does, consider the condition of your garage door. If it has seen better days, or it doesn’t operate as it should, upgrading your garage door is likely to add value to your home.
Modern garage doors are stylish, but they are also highly functional. Innovations in technology ensure contemporary garage doors are secure, protecting your car or belongings. If your garage area is connected internally to your home, it is vital your garage entrance is robust and reliable. Upgrading the door offers comfort and confidence to you as the current owner and to any prospective buyer.
Be more energy efficient at home
Energy efficiency upgrades make sense if you want to add value to your home. A growing number of buyers cite energy ratings as a factor in their decision. This thinking may arise due to a desire to impact the environment positively, but most people are well aware that an energy-efficient home can save them money.
A simple switch to energy-saving lightbulbs reduces energy bills, an outcome virtually every homeowner loves. You don’t need to spend considerable sums of money to make your home more energy-efficient. Installing (or upgrading) loft or cavity wall insulation has a positive impact on your home and will make your house more attractive to buyers.
Other home improvements to consider include:
- Add or upgrade decking at your property
- Add contemporary appliances and add more space in your kitchen
- Improve paths and walkways outside of your home
- Ensure window and door frames are in excellent condition
Following these tips won’t necessarily cost a lot of money, but they can make a big difference to the enjoyment you get from your home. Also, they can influence how appealing your property is to a prospective buyer.
Selling your home is stressful, but with the right support, you can make the process easier. Book a valuation at a time that is suitable to you or alternatively, you can phone our St Neots branch, managed by Andrea Delaney by calling us on 01480 403020.