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Tips for Improving the Value of a House

 

Do you want to make improvements to you house that could increase its value? It may surprise you to know but there are lots of areas that you could improve that will have a big impact on its value if and when you want to sell or let it out.

If you want to improve the value of your house, you should start by coming up with a good plan. When you do there are a few tips in particular that should put you on the right track:

  • Add some plants for curb appeal

    A few shrubs and plants and a bit of landscaping can transform the first appearance that your house will make, and increase its value quite a bit. Ideally you should try to focus on local plants and shrubs that are low maintenance and draught-tolerant, so that you don’t need to worry so much about their upkeep.

  • Install water filtration

    Does your house have a water filtration system in the kitchen? If it doesn’t – add one. Although it is a small improvement that won’t cost much, the fact of the matter is that it is something that appeals to prospective buyers or renters as it means that won’t have to end up buying bottled water. Not only that but it will save you money in the short term too.

  • Insulate your house

    Installing insulation throughout your house can be costly, but it is a very good step to take. By insulating your house you’ll reduce unwanted heat loss or gain, and make it much more energy efficient – increasing its appeal tremendously. On top of that insulation can also help to reduce noise, making the house feel more like an oasis that is shielded from the rest of the world.

  • Update the bathroom

    While remodeling your bathroom can be a worthwhile but costly improvement, even updating it in small ways can help to increase your house’s value. Replace any old wallpaper with textured and moisture-resistant finishes, install a good shower, replace any worn tiles, and switch out the toilet seat. Having a sparkling and modern-looking bathroom will make a very good impression, so any improvements you make will go a long way.

  • Modernize the kitchen

    Again while a full kitchen remodel can be costly, you don’t necessarily need to revamp it completely. Instead you can slowly make improvements to your kitchen, such as swapping out dated appliances, replacing a stained sink, getting rid of old foot rugs, and so on. Every improvement you make to your kitchen will be an investment to its value.

As you can see you don’t need a big budget to start increasing the value of your house, and with the right improvements you can actually get a lot done with very little. As a final note you should be sure that you clean the house and possibly apply a new coat of paint before looking at a letting agency Newquay or real estate agent to list your house – so that it really makes a good impression on potential buyers or renters.