Whether you have just bought a new home and want to put your personal stamp on it, or you are wanting to give your home a make-over. Even small home improvements can generate an improvement on your property. Here are our ten top tips provided by the experts at The Property Buying Company on how to add value to any home.
Whatever your reason is for smartening up your home, the first thing any guests or visitors will see is your front door. To create a cracking first impression, giving your front door a fresh coat of paint can immediately boost your kerb appeal. Not only will it give your door a brand-new look, choosing the right style will help to start adding personal touches to your home and protect the wood of the door.
With your front door up to date and vibrant, other areas outside of your home need to be improved to match your brand spanking door! Again, exterior will be the first thing that people see when they pull up to your home.
As a starting point, get the gardening gloves on and start to de-weed everywhere. It’s always a tricky and frustrating job, however it makes your exterior look neat and tidy. Other ways to better your exterior is to mow the lawn, cut back hedges and bushes, jet wash patio areas and creosote fences.
When your home has the correct lighting, not only can it affect the way your home looks, it can also brighten your mood. Having bright lights in your home generates a welcoming appeal as it makes rooms feel warmer and loved.
The best way to brighten up your home is by investing in LED bulbs. These will add value to your home because even though there is an initial cost to the bulbs, over a period of months, the bulbs will start to bring down the price of your energy bill.
Other ways to increase the appeal of your home with lightening is by filling dark spots in your home. Floor lamps are great for filling these spaces. If you do have floor lamps, try to strategically place these, if you do, then it will make your home seem even more so spacious.
If you do have visitors descending on your property, one way of making your home feel spacious is by placing mirrors in the correct place. For those that have a smaller shaped home, try place mirrors opposite to windows. This will help reflect any natural light into the room therefore making the whole room brighter. Remember, the bigger the mirror, the more space it will create.
Improving your Kitchen or Bathroom can look like a big task, however there are small improvements you can make that can change the style of the room in an instant. If your tiles seem a little sad, why not re-grout round them to freshen the appearance and to give the room a well-maintained feel.
If your cabinets have seen better days, there are a few tips and tricks you can use to bring them back to life. Replacing cupboards can be expensive, so a great way of not blowing your budget is replacing the handles and repainting the cupboard doors. These days, it is becoming a favourite to paint cupboards a pastel colour and replace the handles with chrome or copper handles.
When you saw the subtitle, you may have thought eugh. But painting is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to give any room a new lease of life. Painting helps any home to stay modern and up to date. When selecting colours, try to choose something within the neutral palette as this stops any room from becoming outdated quickly. Additionally, when choosing your paint, if you were to choose a lighter colour, this will make the room feel bigger compared to a darker paint.
If you decide painting a whole room is too time consuming for you, another way of freshening a property is by re-glossing. Start by sanding down all the internal areas you want to paint such as doors, banisters and skirting boards. From there you can add gloss to give your home a brand-new feel.
Time to be brave and crack open the toolbox. Fixing even the smallest of parts of your home can dramatically increase the value of any home. Start by walking through your home and making notes on which areas having little issues you can fix. These days the simplest of tasks can be done due to other posting YouTube solution videos online. From leaky taps, to holes in walls, going online you will find a way to fix where is needed and add value to your home.
Most homes, even homeowners that have only lived at their property for a short period, have seen a few accidental stains and spills happen. But, replacing flooring can be an expensive task to undertake. However, fear not! There are ways you can boost the attractiveness of your flooring
Has your carpet seen better days? If so, a great way to make your carpet germ free and remove stain is by using powdered carpet products. There are many on the market to choose from and are so simple to use. All you need to do is shake the powder round the floor, let it set and then vac it up. Simple.
If you want to change your carpets to something new, a brilliant cost-effective alternative is to remove the carpet and expose your floorboards. You can polish or paint over the top to your liking to tie it into the style of the room.
De-cluttering is never the most exciting job; however, it is essential to adding value, especially if you are wanting to sell and have prospective buyers viewing your property. It can seem like an endless task however it needs to be done.
The best way to de-clutter is by starting off in one room. Go through draws, cupboards or any places where you store items. Making piles is the easiest ways to get rid of unneeded objects. Pile one, for items that a charity shop could sell and pile two, for objects that just need to be thrown away. If you are wanting to move to a new house, this will help in the long run as you will not have as many things to pack up!
Over time, we accumulate many objects that we need but are unsure what to do with. These objects may be cluttering up your home and you may be unsure where to put them.
There are so many different varieties of storage options for you to invest in for every room around the house. In the bedroom, if you haven’t already, underbed storage is a great choice as it makes it unseen but easy to get to. Within your living room, if you have the room, you could purchase a storage footstool or an upholstered bench.