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Make this the week you add value to your home

Written By Claire Burley -


Get Colour Wise

Examining 50,000 sold properties, design website Zillow Digs found those with kitchens in shades of pale or creamy yellow, purple living rooms and pale grey dining rooms sold for more than the expected value. But a terracotta living room could reduce the value by £600 and a slate grey dining room by £850.

 

Smell of Success

Eliminate odours and spritz rooms with purifying spray. If you smoke and your furnishings have absorbed the odour, place bowls of vinegar around your home for three days to remove it (then open windows to eliminate the vinegar scent). Send your pets to a friend during viewings.

 

Affordable Upgrades

Add new kitchen handles, rather than entire units. Spruce up your bathroom by replacing the toilet seat, taps and towel rail. You are selling a lifestyle, so buy luxury soap, diffusers and candles for the bathroom as well as fluffy, white towels.

 

What's in a Name?

One in 14 pay a premium for a house with a name, according to globrix.com — you could add between 0.5 and 5 per cent in value. If your house has a number, you will need to continue using it, but there’s nothing to stop you adding a name.

 

Think Big

A loft conversion might cost £20,000, but adds 15 per cent to a house price. A driveway can add 10 per cent. Upgrade your kitchen or bathroom for 6 per cent or add a conservatory for a 5 per cent increase.

 

We hope you enjoyed reading this article, please contact English Homes for the best advice on how best to prepare your home for sale.

 

 

 

 
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