Whether you’re planning on selling your home in the next year or later in the future, you’ll want to ensure that you do everything in your power to get the best price for it.
The obvious things to do to your home to prepare it for sale include sorting out the garden, remodelling the bathroom and kitchen and toning down those brightly coloured walls. But there are some other home improvement quick-wins that you can carry out to increase the value of your home.
We at Homes to Inspire have put together the top 3 projects that will help you maximise the value of your property.
1. Replace your kitchen cabinet doors
You’ll know that overhauling your kitchen could cost you thousands. If you’re about to sell up, you won’t want to spend large amounts of money on a project that you won’t get to enjoy. But did you know that you can just reface your kitchen cabinets?
Refacing your kitchen cabinets is an eco-conscious decision since you’ll use fewer resources. A professional will replace your doors and drawer fronts and the veneers of the boxes of your cabinets, which can reduce the cost by a third compared with a full kitchen makeover.
2. Refinish your wood floors
If you have wooden flooring, it’s well worth making sure it’s looking its best. Wood floor looks great when it’s in perfect condition, but with footfall it will start to look scuffed and drab. Consider refinishing your wooden floors to make it sparkle again.
It’s a good idea to get a professional to refinish your floors. If you’ve not got any experience in refinishing wood flooring, you could end up spending more on fixing your mistakes when everything goes wrong.
3. Replace your windows
If you’ve got single glazed windows, getting double glazing is a must. Wood and uPVC are the top trends at the moment, but you’ll find that wooden frames have a higher return on investment. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that wooden windows require more maintenance than uPVC and some buyers will be put off by the thought of having to take more care of their windows.
Make sure you shop around for quotes for your double glazing project as prices can vary dramatically between different companies.
Whether you choose to undertake all of these projects or just one, you’ll notice a difference in the price an estate agent will value your home at. Good luck!