When putting your home on the market, you are often advised to make some improvements in order to boost its value. In this post, we take a look at a few of them in further detail.
Have you considered double glazing?
Double-glazing is an investment that is well worth making. It makes buyers feel more secure and it presents them with savings because they won’t have to spend as much on their utility bills. If your home doesn’t have double-glazing, you can expect a few groans as buyers anticipate expensive energy costs.
When having double-glazed windows installed, it is important not to lose the character of your property. This is especially the case for those that have period homes. If you have a period property and you install plastic windows you can expect your home’s value to tumble! Choose a high-quality supplier, discuss your options with them, and ensure your windows don’t lower your house’s appeal.
Purchase a wood burner
An open fire is an excellent way of creating a warm and cosy environment in your home. Like double-glazing, it tells buyers that they will be able to lower their utility bills. A wood burner can cost around £2,500, while you can expect to pay between £3,000 and £5,000 to have a brand new fireplace installed. Added value will be anything up to 5%
Add an en-suite
An en-suite can add significant value to your property. If you have a four-bedroom house yet only have one bathroom, an en-suite can make all of the difference. When having an en-suite installed, make sure you fit a glass shower screen door, a power shower, and a heated towel rail. This investment can cost anything from around £4,000 to £20,000. Yet you can expect an added value of up to 10%!
Getting a good price without knocking down walls
If all of this sounds like a lot of hassle, there are other options that can ensure you sell your property quickly and for the best possible price. We buy any house, and you won’t need to spend your hard earned cash on enhancements to get a good price. Call Hassle-Free Home Sales today on 020 3906 6088.