Thursday, April 27, 2017

Easy Home Improvements That Increase Property Value

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Real estate has been named as a safe, long-term investment. People go about this in a number of ways; buying and renting out a block of flats, selling property, or renovating old properties to sell on or rent out. The latter option takes a lot more time and investment, and there is more risk of real estate pitfalls but the results are worth it in the end. You could even use some of the following renovations in your own home if you think you might want to sell in the future.

Go green

It really pays to be green. Some studies estimate that green Houses for sale can fetch up to 35 percent more on the real estate market. Green home improvements can be done in a number of wars; insulating the attic and wall cavities, investing in solar panels, or upgrading to double glazed windows are the most common. The US Green Building Council’s LEED Certification is one way to communicate to buyers that a home is sustainable and green. The green label means a lot to buyers, as it rates your home’s energy efficiency and sustainability across multiple measurements.

Create space

You don’t need to spend money on an extension to create space in a house. Simply knock out a non-structural wall to open up a space and create a sense of flow in the house. If the dining room is a bit on the small side, knocking down a wall into the living room or kitchen creates a much bigger, multipurpose room.

If you don’t like the idea of destroying the building, then you should try repurposing an existing room. A cellar can be transformed into a music room, a bedroom, or even a wine cellar depending on who you’re hoping to sell to.

Light it up

No one wants to live in near darkness, so those small, badly lit rooms at the back of the house aren’t doing you any favours. If expanding the windows doesn’t make a difference, then you must use decorations to light up the room. Hanging mirrors opposite the window will reflect any natural light that makes its way into the room and white paint will make the space look brighter.

Touch up 

Once all your renovations are complete, you should begin adding some finishing touches. Put a fresh coat of paint on the walls, swap out old taps and fixtures for more modern installations, replace any rotting wood, and get rid of any mold you find. 


An immaculate interior won’t do much if the garden looks wild and overgrown. Tangled trees and unkempt bushes can obscure views, darken interiors, and promote mold, so it’s also in the best interests of the future tenants if you prune the trees. Additionally, outdoor spaces have become more desirable as more people opt for staycations instead of going abroad for the summer. A garden with a deck and a water feature will therefore add value to the price of the house.

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