How To Add Value To Your Property In 2023
August 11, 2023

Sellers looking to get the most out of their property when it goes on the market can consider a range of options to value to their homes. Some are quick fixes that add curb appeal, but others require a greater investment. Here we discuss how to add value to your property in 2023 and get the most out of your home when it’s time to sell.

Consider An Extension:

A home extension can be a big undertaking, but it can also add big value! Whether it’s a conservatory on the back, a larger kitchen, a garage conversion or simply a new porch, most installations that make your home have a larger square footage are going to boost the value. It may cost you £X to add that new extension, but your house price can shoot up because of it, and you still get to use it while you live there.

Give The Interior A Revamp:

Whether it’s a new coat of neutral colour paint in the bedrooms or a few extra items of built-in furniture to accentuate the space, making the inside of your home as warm and inviting as possible will stand you in good stead. Buyers like to visualise themselves living in a space, so the homelier you can make it the better.

Fixing Any Potential Structural Damage:

If your home has to undergo a survey before sale, then faults with your home’s structure can knock thousands off the asking price. Look for tell-tale signs of damage such as subsidence, large cracks appearing in walls, or leaks and damp on ceilings. Small fixes made before putting your home up for sale can save you lots in the long-run and offer potential buyers a quality, safe property.

Focus On How Energy Efficient The Home Is:

This is an aspect of importance to many buyers as it directly impacts how much it costs to run the home. By all means introduce insulation and thermally efficient windows and doors, but beware of adding passion projects like a sauna or swimming pool. These don’t always bring the expected return on investment if they’re not necessary and aren’t energy efficient.

Add An Outdoor Workspace Or Garden Room:

Any extra space is a welcomed treat for buyers. You don’t have to build with bricks and seek planning permission, you can just as easily add a summerhouse to your garden and run electricity to it. This outside entertaining area is usually cost-effective and provides a place to relax or work throughout the year. Insulate it if you can so it can be used year-round.

Final Thoughts:

Adding value to your property doesn’t always mean large-scale changes. Always be sure that the renovation you are undertaking is going to generate a good return on your investment into your home before making any big decisions.

If you’re looking for more ways to create a property with lots of value, get in touch with us today at Early Birds and we’ll be happy to discuss your options.