Small ways to add value to your home
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Adding value to your home doesn’t need to be extensive or expensive. That’s where FIXAS come in. We’ve got all of your home maintenance jobs covered, from the emergency leaks to the bathroom tiling.Whether you know it or not, parts of your home might be in need of some TLC. Here are some ways that we can help you add value to your home.
Double up on the glaze
Let’s be honest, nobody wants to feel like they’re living on the motorway. That’s why living on noisy, congested roads can impact the value of a property. Changing your windows from single to double glazing will keep your home warm and keep the noise out, even if it’s near a main road. This is an easy change to make if you’re looking to sell your house and want to increase the value or if you just want to cut down on heating bills and get a bit of peace and quiet.
Sweat the small stuff
Sometimes it’s the tiny changes that make a big difference. Peeling paint, dirty walls, drippy taps, ill-fitted tiles, mouldy walls and squeaky floors can ruin the homely vibe of your property. Getting these small things sorted out will not only improve the environment but will make your home more appealing to potential buyers.
Brighten up the place
Light creates the illusion of space. So, the darker the property, the less it’s going to sell for. Adding light to the home wherever you can is a cheap and easy way to increase its value.
Some of the ways FIXAS can add value to our home include:
- Installing bright energy efficient lights – this is a great way to brighten your home even in the darker winter months. It’s one of the quickest and cost-effectives ways to add light to your property.
- Installing a skylight – if you’ve got a bit more budget to play with, getting a skylight installed is a great way to create the illusion of a bigger space in your home. Skylights are often more appealing to potential buyers too.
- Installing a sliding patio door – not only will this add more light and perceived space to your home but you’ll be able to have a view of the garden, another way that you can appeal to buyers.
A fresh lick of paint
Freshening up drab walls and replacing outdated wallpaper can transform a room instantly. We recommend avoiding overly bright colours. For example, coating a room in lime green paint will probably be unappealing to most buyers and will only highlight the fact that they’ll need to redecorate the place when they move. Opting for minimal colours makes each room feel like a blank canvas which will make the property much easier to sell. Every small change you make is one less thing for the new owners to worry about so these inexpensive updates could end up being the difference between someone putting in an offer or not.
Update carpets and flooring
It’s time to get rid of all your 1980’s carpets and chipped laminate flooring. If the carpets in your home are tatty and beyond cleaning, we can replace them either with new, tasteful carpets, a varnish finish or fresh wooden flooring. It’s worth getting this done before you’re even thinking of selling your property. If a buyer thinks that they will have to replace the flooring they will expect this to be reflected in the price they’re buying the house for.
Take extra security measures
Installing extra security measures, from a chain on the front door to an automatic light sensor, can add to the value of your home. If the person viewing your home doesn't feel that it is secure then it may put them off making an offer. If someone feels safe as soon as they walk into a home then you’re doing something right.
The more sockets, the merrier
Some buyers may be put off if your home does not have many electrical outlets, simply because we live in an age where everything needs to be charged or plugged in. We can install as many extra electrical sockets as you like in convenient locations around the home, especially in the living room and bedrooms. It's unlikely to add thousands on to your purchase price but it could equally be that little extra positive that seals the deal.
If you think that your property needs any of these then get in touch with the FIXAS team.