Most people, at some time in their lives, decide to sell their home and move on to another. Finding a new house is easy because you have a good idea of what you are looking for, the area in which you want to live, and the price range that you can afford. Selling your existing house, however, is likely to be the most stressful part of the project. You may think your home is in very good condition because you are so familiar with it, but others who cast a critical eye over it may not be so impressed. If your house won’t sell, here are five improvements that will help you snag a buyer.
A beautiful bathroom will make the home much more attractive than a standard one. It is likely to be an expensive upgrade though, but the money could be recouped in a higher asking price for the property. There is no point in installing a poor quality suite and fittings. Look at the best bathrooms in the magazines to get an idea of what people expect these days. You can expect to pay a few thousand pounds for a good quality bathroom installation.
The kitchen is probably the most important room in the house. Quality speaks for itself, so just as with the bathroom, don’t install cheap units. Modern kitchen units come with space-age composite doors, and the built-in appliances allow you to create clean, and unbroken lines in the design.
Most homes have some form of heating these days. If yours has night storage heaters, rip them out and install gas central heating with an new efficient boiler instead. Storage heaters are very expensive to use and difficult to operate. You need to know how cold it is going to be on the following day before you can set them accurately, so there is much guesswork involved.
A loft conversion could give you extra bedrooms. The more bedrooms a home has, the greater the demand for it. It is much cheaper than a full extension and does not take as long to complete, so it is a very attractive alternative. Consult an estate agents in Dover Court to see if the outlay is worth it. You may find that because you are not increasing the footprint of the house, you will not need planning permission. The company that designs and carries out the conversion will usually deal with that side of thing as well so they will advise you more.
If your garden is boring, think about employing some landscapers to improve it. They will transform your land in only a few weeks into something incredible. They may section your garden or add different levels to make it more interesting than it is now. You could add a water feature and a seating area for the new owners to entertain guests.
There are many more things you could do in addition to those. How about adding a swimming pool and summer house? Or converting the cellar into a den if you have one? Be careful though; if you do too many things, you won’t want to leave, which defeats the object of the exercise.