7 ways to increase the value of your Property
If you’re considering selling your home, naturally you’ll want to get the best price possible for it. Increase your chances of getting the best return on your investment possible with these surefire ways to increase the value of your home and get buyers interested.
- Add security cameras and gates
Installing a security system is a great way to bring in potential buyers, as it gives them peace of mind that their new home will be safe and secure. Surveillance cameras can prevent devastating robberies, and a high-tech security camera installation that can be monitored from the computer or a smart device will show buyers that your system is modern and convenient. It can also help you get a discount on your homeowner’s insurance, which yet again will increase your home’s buyer appeal.
Security gates are another way to improve the safety of your home, and they generally have a very high return on investment. They add an extra layer of security to your home and mean you can park your car outside the garage without the usual high risk of damage or theft.
- Upgrade to smart lighting
One of the key features of modern homes is smart lighting. It uses the latest technology to create a more comfortable, convenient and energy-efficient home.
Usually controlled via a smartphone, smart lighting allows you to control every aspect of your home lighting from anywhere in the house (or the world). They can be used for a variety of reasons, such as:
- Setting up a fool-proof home security system that mimics how lights are actually used in the home
- Put on a timer to align with when you leave and arrive home from work
- Set up motion sensors that turn lights on and off when you enter or exit a room
- Set up daylight sensors so that the lights adjust to the amount of natural light in a room
Smart lights are becoming increasingly popular, and are sure to be a huge selling point to the environmentally conscious and tech-savvy buyer.
- Update your kitchen
The kitchen is the focal point of the home, and a modern and practical kitchen can add a considerable amount of value to your house.
Even just by changing the kitchen countertops, you can bring a sleek look to a previously dated space. This is a relatively cheap and quick upgrade that can make a world of difference. If you’re looking to go a bit more extreme, adding in stainless steel appliances and a kitchen island if you don’t already have one are also surefire ways to add to your home’s value.
- A new paint job
A fresh paint job is an affordable and effective way to quickly spruce up your home and have it looking its best for potential buyers. Whether your current paint job is a dated colour or has begun chipping and cracking, a new coat will help it look brand new again.
Lighter colours in particular are great for opening up small spaces giving rooms a more spacious feel.
- Install new flooring
Our floors can take quite a beating over the years, and understandably they can show signs of wear and tear.
While floorboards can often be fixed up with a good professional cleaning, consider replacing stained rugs and carpets altogether. They can be harder to make look brand new again and easily show their age. It’s a great way to have your home looking brand new again and keep things modern.
- Renovate your bathroom
Bathrooms make one of the strongest impressions on buyers and can make or break your home to many. If your bathroom is dated and dim, you may want to consider a full-scale renovation. New light fixtures can also be a great way to brighten up the space and elevate its aesthetics.
If your bathroom is already in pretty good shape or a full renovation isn’t an option, other options are available. Simply replacing your toilet seat and replacing the grout are easy and affordable ways to update your bathroom and have it looking fresh and clean without the hefty price tag.
- Improve kerb appeal
Kerb appeal is a hugely important part of selling your home, as it’s both the first impression you’ll make on buyers and a way to appeal to passers-by. Having a strong kerb appeal will attract more potential buyers to your home and create a more competitive market around it.
Some of the best ways to elevate your kerb appeal are:
- Getting a new front door
- Maintaining a lush, beautiful front garden
- Keeping your windows looking clean and fresh
- A digital TV antenna installation/upgrade
- Hide your bins
- Repair broken gutters, fences and gates
There are many steps that can be taken to increase the value of your home. While it all depends on your budget and what you’re working with, any of these tips will help you get the best price possible for your property.