Value-boosting home improvements

The property market is known to have its ups and downs, and many homeowners find it difficult to sell their home for the price they feel it deserves. But no matter what the current value of your property, there are things you can do to boost it. Whether you want to sell your house now or are planning for the future, these tips will help you to make the most of your home.

Pay attention to the basics

Adding value to your home isn't all about costly renovations and extensions – sometimes basic maintenance things like insulation and minor repairs can be as important, if not more so, than more glamorous home improvements. This Old House recommends thinking about the little things that a valuation expert would notice when visiting your house. Are the rain gutters rusty? Are the gardens weeded? A well-maintained property is much easier to sell than one that comes with a lot of work.

Make space

Space is always a desirable quality in a home, but even if you don't have a large property, you can still create a feeling of spaciousness. Clearing away clutter and rearranging furniture are quick things you can do to open up a room, but if you want to make a significant difference, it's worth considering knocking out a non-structural wall. Knocking out a wall to create one larger room creates a much more modern 'open-plan' look, while making the most of the space you have available.

Insure your home

After working hard to get your home in the best possible shape, it would be a shame if your hard work was undone by the effects of nature or other unforeseen circumstances. Insuring your property is a great way to protect the financial investment you have made in your home, and make sure that any damages or losses to your property – in keeping with the terms of your insurance policy – will be repaired or replaced. You can read more about the insurance options available to you on InsureMe-on-Line.

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