Many people refurbish their home, or at least parts of it, before they sell up and move on. It’s a well-known fact that solid wood flooring adds value to your home, but is there anything else you can do to bump up the price?
Unless you’re buying with the purpose of re-doing anything, nobody wants a new home with a leaky roof. Although it seems pretty basic, structural problems really can add some numbers to the selling price on your property. What kind of structural problems are we talking about? Missing or broken roof tiles, damp in the property, cracks in the walls and bowing walls. This kind structural work is one of the most expensive things you can have done to your home but in terms of adding value, they’re absolutely essential.
Central heating is something that will be considered essential by most buyers and mortgage valuers. Whilst updating the heating system in the home, take a look the general efficiency of the building at the same time. Drafts, loft insulation and double glazed windows all need to be dealt with and can all potentially affect the selling price of your home.
Those annoying waggly bits that you’ve supposedly been getting around to for ages. Things such as peeling paint, loose tiles, dripping taps, squeaky floorboards and mouldy sealants in Kitchens and Bathrooms all need to be dealt with. Most of them won’t cost too much, but they are a pain. That’s probably what’s been stopping you from doing them!
A loft conversion will typically cost half the amount of an extension, but still provides extra space. Ensure that there’s plenty of headroom and the roof structure needs to built using attic trusses or cut roof timbers. Make sure you get professionals in to realistically cost up the whole cost of the job to make sure it’s worth it.
Lay the Floor
New flooring can add so much value to your home, some more than others! Engineered and real,are the two most proven flooring types to add extra pennies on that final sale figure. The trans for hardwood flooring has been growing, year after year. It’s become more stylish, more affordable and suits the needs of most homeowners. The number of allergies and asthma is on the rise and hardwood flooring is much easier to clean and keep hygienic.
Kitchens and Bathrooms
The focal points of most houses, these two need to be up to date and up to scratch! They don’t need to be completely refurbished, but make use of the space as best as possible, give them a lick of paint and new appliances where necessary. Spacious, clean and modern kitchens and bathrooms will certainly sell houses quicker and for more money than old, tired and cramped rooms.
Getting these all done at once can be quite a hit to the bank account, especially if this and more all needs attention! Take it step by step and do it the proper way. Keep an eye on your spending and speak to professionals to stop you taking it over the top!