5 Ways To Add Value To Your Home

Five Ways To Add Value To Your Home

For homeowners looking to add value to their property, our five ways to add value to your home should give you some inspiration. First, of course, house extensions and renovations are pretty much guaranteed to do the job. But what if you’re a homeowner without the time and budget to invest in a full-blown extension?

We often get sellers asking us this question: how can I add value to my property with minimal effort and a limited budget? So, the team at Property Webb have put our heads together and devised five easy ways to do just that. Here’s how to increase your property value without breaking the bank or investing too much time.

focus on your kitchen

The kitchen is known as the ‘heart of the home’ for a reason. It’s the room we all spend the most time in at home. This is why potential buyers value it so much. Make it the kitchen if your budget only stretches to one property improvement. A great kitchen can add as much as 4% to the value of your home, and a dated kitchen can quickly turn buyers off.

Here are some easy kitchen improvement ideas that can add value:

  • Invest in modern worktop surfaces – check out Pinterest for some kitchen worktop inspiration
  • Get new kitchen tiles – be bold and opt for a few more striking patterned tiles to create a statement backsplash
  • Paint your cupboard doors
  • Swap the cupboard door knobs for quirky ones

Yes, they’re all minor changes. But together, they can help to spruce up a tired-looking kitchen!

Add more storage space

Never underestimate the appeal of lots of storage space for home buyers. This is the one thing we notice repeatedly – buyers can easily be turned off a property if they discover that there isn’t enough storage space.

So, how do you deal with this issue if you haven’t got the space?

Here’s how to add extra storage to your West Lothian home when space (and budget) is limited:

  • Make use of all that space on blank walls by building shelves. Shelves are much easier to put up than you might think!
  • Work out what you can do with any unused nooks and crannies. For instance, the dead space underneath your stairs. Could you add a cupboard there?
  • No idea where you can add extra storage and exhaust all your options? Study your property layout, and you may discover dead space you didn’t even realise existed

MAKE YOUR HOME MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT

In this eco-conscious day and age, more and more home buyers are interested in finding out how energy efficient a property is before they invest in it. This doesn’t just stem out of concern for the environment, though. An energy-efficient home can also save you a considerable amount on energy bills.

Sellers, make your home more energy-efficient, and you’ll instantly make your property more appealing to many renters. Here’s how:

  • Make sure all windows and doors are double glazed for effective insulation
  • Invest in a heating system with easily adjustable settings so that comfortable temperatures won’t mean racking up bills
  • Choose an eco-friendly paint brand for any decorating jobs
  • Invest in LED lights and solar panel heating

These improvements come at a cost, but they’ll benefit your wallet and our planet long-term.

Create a more open-plan home

Are you working with a smaller property? Create the illusion of more space by knocking down a few walls. Do this effectively, and you could boost the value of your West Lothian property without any extensions. Modern buyers are attracted to open-plan layouts, which can make a smaller flat or house look more spacious and make it easier for them to move around.

Don’t attempt this yourself, though. Instead, we recommend consulting a local residential architect who can show you how to do this to maximise the space in your property.

Find out what home movers in the West Lothian area are looking for

Not quite sure where to start? Please chat with our team at Property Webb, as we know your area! We have a good understanding of what home movers in your neighbourhood are interested in.

We can also help with recommendations from local suppliers that can offer you great deals on any small renovations and extensions that can add value.

Give us a call on 01506 637553, and a member of our friendly and experienced team will be happy to speak with you further. Alternatively, you can email us at info@property-webb.co.

 

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