If you’re thinking of selling your home in the near future there are certain areas that you should focus on. These are the bathroom, the kitchen, the living room, the garden and the garage. By updating these and giving them the TLC that they deserve, you’ll add a huge amount of value to your home – something that every homeowner looks to achieve when they make the crucial decision to sell.
But when it comes to these areas, what upgrades/updates should you make? If you’re stuck for inspiration, here are some ideas for each area of your home to get you started:
It’s a little known secret that the bathroom is one of the main areas that house buyers look at. When it’s outdated or in need of repair, this is often one of the main reasons why they either try and get the price down or may reject the property altogether – if they deem the work to be too much for them, effort-wise or price-wise.
So to ensure that you get the best price for your home, consider updating the bathroom as soon as you can. There are many things that you can do in your bathroom – whether you have an abundance of space or your bathroom is on the petite-side.
Of course, the style that you opt for and the items that you purchase will depend on both your budget and your personal preference. But to spark up the creative juices, here are some changes you can make along to changing up the decor:
Although this might not be the first thing that comes to mind, it’s a bathroom update that will make all the difference to the value of the space. A luxurious upgrade, buyers will very much appreciate this feature the moment they get the keys to your home. And in the meantime, you’ll be able to take full advantage of it.
A more budget-friendly change you can make is to add mirrors to your bathroom. Whether this is over the vanity or in another location in the room, it will make it feel far more spacious and opulent. Luckily, there are plenty of styles of mirror to choose from, meaning that you’ll be able to find the right one for the aesthetic that you want to achieve.
Standalone tubs have long been thought of as an extravagant and opulent addition to any bathroom. But they are now one of the most affordable changes you can make. If you have the space, this is a great thing to have and it will tempt many buyers in – especially if you have a decor that compliments it perfectly. Whether you opt for a Cast Iron Tub, a Clawfoot tub or another style, it will be fabulous.
An alternative to this would be a walk-in shower. Just as extravagant but more accessible for guests and family, it’s an ideal choice for many that don’t have the space for a tub or simply prefer to shower each day.
Another area of the house that’s worth updating is the kitchen. A key room within your home that buyers pay attention to, you’ll want to ensure that you not only give it a lick of paint if it requires it, but that you make other alterations. Although this might seem extensive, the added value that it puts on the price tag of your home will be worth it in the long term.
Some of the changes you could make to your kitchen are adding an island, changing the countertops to a better-quality material, upgrading the faucet, upgrading the flooring, installing new windows and painting the cabinets/adding new handles.
The Living Room
The central hub of the home is the living room. An area where you entertain guests and spend time with your family, it needs to be comfortable yet stylish to attract home buyers. When you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, you might want to consider updating the decor, including purchasing new items of furniture and painting the walls if need be.
Unlike the bathroom or kitchen, the living room tends not to need as much updating as it’s often seen as a blank canvas that homeowners decorate. If it is stylish, however, that’s not to say that it won’t add value and be the difference between a house buyer making an offer and rejecting your property.
Many people don’t realize the difference that a well-maintained garden can make to the value of their home. But many house buyers are looking for one that’s been well looked after so that they don’t have to invest their time in changing it.
So before you hold a viewing at your home, think about cutting the grass, planting some flowers and making any other updates that you think will transform the space into a welcoming paradise.
Last but not least the garage. If you have an unorganized garage or one that needs vital repairs, it might put off house buyers. A key area of the house that they will want to utilize, you’ll want to ensure that it’s in tip-top shape before they come from the viewing.
From clearing up any things that you have lying around to painting the walls or fixing any faults, they will take notice of the work that you have done.
So, there you go! Those are five areas within your home that you should consider updating if you’re looking to add value. At the end of the day what you decide to do, of course, is up to you. But by making some of these changes you’ll have a transformed space and the potential of getting the best valuation on your property.
Although it might be daunting to make these changes now, you’ll appreciate the results down the line when they are done! Just keep thinking positive thoughts and ensure that you’re never going over your budget.