paintDid you know that April is National Home Improvement Month?   Whether you are selling now or maintaining your home to sell in the future, there are many small home improvements you can address to keep your home in its best shape for when the time comes. 

Traditionally April is seem as a time of spring cleaning and renewal, with this in mind there are a number of manageable home improvements that you can carry out to increase the value of your property without breaking the bank.

The illusion of space

Spend some time reorganising your rooms to make the best possible use of the space. This can involve reorganising the furniture or building shelves to help tidy away clutter.  During your spring clean, this can also be a time to be ruthless and throw clutter away.

Be your own gardener

You don’t need to employ a gardener or landscaper to spruce up your garden. Simply mowing the lawn, tidying up the patio or planting some flowers, brightens up your garden and draws in buyers.

Be energy efficient

Fitting your home with energy efficient appliances can add value to your home by promising to knock the costs of bills. With a huge variety of new products on the market for this, it’s increasingly becoming a key feature for new homes

Deep clean

Fixtures and fittings that look tired and in need of replacing can be brought to life again with a deep clean. Even the tidiest of home owners face inevitable wear and tear over the years so it is important to address this.

Letting in the light

Fitting windows in dark rooms is an easy and cost efficient way to expand the space in your home without spending a fortune.

Small kitchen improvements

Fully refurbishing your kitchen is pricey and can take time, but small things can make a big difference. Pick out the most notable places to improve your kitchen; perhaps the units look tired, rather than replacing the whole kitchen, you could simply repaint them or perhaps just replace the unit doors.

Take on your own handy work

There is a huge amount of DIY advice online or in guide books, don’t be afraid to pick up the tools yourself to fix small damages around the house, but be careful, anything too heavy or difficult should require a professional.

Lick of paint

Painting the walls in your home really does give a fresh and clean feeling and will reduce the appearance of wear and tear. A tired home gives the impression that a new buyer is likely to spend a lot of their own time and money bringing it up to scratch, so a freshly painted home may be more appealing. 

Have fun with your home improvements and if you are looking to sell, please contact our professional and friendly teams for advice and to value your property.

 

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