You may be looking at making that next move up the property ladder and therefore selling your
current home. Of course, the real secret to making this move work for you is getting the maximum price possible for your existing property. While this can involve complex methods such as structural works, there are lots of simpler ways to do it.
Of course, the beauty with the simpler ways is that they are just as effective but a lot cheaper. In
addition, they are a lot less hassle and are quicker. This makes them a great way to add value to your property without getting bogged down with months or years of ongoing work.
How do you easily increase your property value?
If you want a few tips on how to simply add value to your home, then the below should help:
• Shutters – window shutters hit the mark because they are relatively inexpensive and easy to
install. When fitted, they really help to update your property and add value to it instantly. If you
want one of the simplest ways to give your property a stylish update to help impress potential
buyers, then this is it. Available in a range of styles and finishes, there will be shutters to suit
• Update the paintwork – peeling paint in your property will hit the value of it as buyers will
start factoring in the cost of redecorating. To avoid this and actually add value, take the time
to give any tired areas a new lick of paint. This is applicable to the inside of your property but
also to the outside, where external walls, decking or fences could need renewing.
• Spruce up your garden – make sure that your garden is well maintained. This can often not
only lose you money in terms of value but can also put people off buying your property
altogether if not done well. Keep the grass well mown and make sure that any repair jobs are
• Make your bathroom sparkle – one of the key rooms in your house for buyers is the
bathroom. A modern and well-maintained bathroom will see you be able to ask for more
money and get it! You don’t have to go to the time and expense of a new bathroom suite
either! You can easily transform this space with a new paintjob and some funky new
accessories for the room.
• Go open-plan – open-plan living is one of the most on-trend design ideas now and will see
buyers pay more for your property. If you are able to (i.e. if any walls that you would have to
take down are not load-bearing), then think about turning your kitchen and lounge into one big
Simple is better
When it comes to adding value to your property, the simple ways are best. They not only see you
spend less on carrying out any work but also usually take less time. This allows you to get the best possible price for your property but without having any long delays in being able to sell it. Try out a few of the above tips and see just what a great impact they can have!