In my latest #throughthekeyholeblog I look at some simple and affordable projects to help sell your home faster and probably for a higher price, too.
It’s DIY Day on 3 April and if you’re planning to sell your home, here are six easy things you can do yourself to help sell it quickly. They are simple, straightforward, and inexpensive ways to improve your home’s look and value. Happy DIY Day!
1) Make sure your exterior looks excellent
Prospective buyers make up their minds within a few minutes of arriving, so kerb appeal is vital in creating a good first impression. Think about repainting your front door or fences, check your front garden is well-maintained and check your windows have been well looked after. Tidy up your back garden too if it needs it – people often visualise themselves using it.
If your walls have been crying out for a lick of paint and you’re planning to put your home on the market, now is the time to get busy with a brush. Remember, you’re trying to appeal to buyers so go for neutral colours. You could even read up on current trends to appeal to design-minded house hunters.
3) Give your kitchen some TLC
Kitchens are the focal point of many homes, so a revamp is one of the best ways to add value to yours. Don’t worry, you don’t need to fit a completely new kitchen! Think about freshening up kitchen cupboards with a new paint job, making handles and taps a feature with modern replacements, or rejuvenating seat cushions with pretty fabrics. Even smart new tea towels will make a difference.
4) Boost the bathroom
The bathroom can also be a big selling point, so make sure yours is looking its best. Bathrooms often lack storage so you could install some shelves if you’re feeling confident. Think about other simple jobs like replacing the toilet seat or installing a new shower head. Both of these are easy jobs – even for beginners – and will improve your bathroom’s appearance.
5) Look at your lighting
Clever lighting can make your home look warm and bright, and therefore more inviting. Think about modernising the light fixtures, using energy efficient bulbs or adding lamps to rooms where there isn’t much natural light.
6) Little jobs mean a lot
Small problems and defects could create the impression your home is not well cared for. Look out for things like cracked tiles, dripping taps or even holes in walls and make sure they are dealt with before your home goes on the market. Buyers do not want to be hit with a list of jobs just after they move in.
For more advice about selling your Loughborough, Charnwood and East Leake home or to share DIY tips, get in touch with the team at Newton Fallowell.
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