Tips

Ways to improve the value of your home:

Give your kitchen a makeover

You may not be able to afford a new kitchen but, by fitting new counter tops, doors and handles, you can give yourself a new-look kitchen for a fraction of the cost.

Optimise your storage

As we now tend to live in smaller homes, good quality storage is often a major attraction when it comes to buying property. The addition of well-built storage units in alcoves and dead spaces will serve to give a place for all your clutter, create more space and potentially add value to your home.

Lay a hardwood floor

Hardwood floors (as opposed to laminate) give a home an air of majesty. They are cleaner than carpets and extremely cost-effective. Hardwood floors make a room look bigger and more inviting.

Make sure the front of your home looks its best.

Fix any broken fencing. Tidy up the garden. Add a window box or some potted plants to give a welcoming feel. Give the window frames and front door a fresh lick of paint.

First impressions count when trying to sell a property in these harsh times.

Insulate and reduce running costs

Make sure your loft is adequately insulated and your boiler is efficient. This saves you money and makes your property more attractive to potential buyers.