Adding value to your property
Making your property stand out amongst the crowd can help secure a purchaser or tenant more quickly than your competition, and also increase value. We hope these tips will help.
Hanging mirrors opposite windows maximises the impact of natural light. You can also reflect light into the darker spots of a room.
Start by tidying away any litter, mowing the lawn, removing weeds and cutting back overgrown trees and shrubs. A light open space is attractive but to really add value make it private. Adding quality boundary fences and even growing shrubs at strategic points will help – you can even separate the space with a pergola or screen hedge.
Combining kitchens and dining rooms into one large room creates a sociable space – great for families to enjoy. Its important to remember that professional advice should be taken as you don’t want to inadvertently remove a structural wall!
Are your work surfaces and cabinets looking a little tired? Making changes to your kitchen can have an amazing effect on both the functionality and attractiveness, to what is the heart of the home. If you replace or paint cabinet doors along with changing the handles you can make a huge difference. New floor tiles or vinyl will complete the job and make it a room to be proud of.
With so many designs to choose from its inevitable that some wallpapers will suit some people, and most definitely not suit others. Painting walls in light pastel shades really helps to show off a room size and if you really like wallpaper consider strategically sited feature walls.
First impressions are incredibly important and your front door can say a lot about the rest of a property to viewers seeing it for the first time. If replacing it completely is a step too far, consider giving it a lick of paint and replacing the door furniture.
Who doesn’t like snuggling up in front of a fire? Not only does a log burner or open fireplace add character to a room, it also produces a considerable amount of heat, reducing your central heating bills. If you add one, don’t forget to notify your property insurers though as premiums may increase given the higher perceived risk of fire.
If you are thinking of starting a home project call us to discuss how it might add value; you are likely to be pleasantly surprised!
Alex Britchfield | Partner | Davies & Partners