As the cost of living increases, it’s likely you’re looking for ways to improve your biggest investment – your home. And there are a lot of small changes you can make which will have a big impact on how much you can sell for. From upgrading your blinds to refitting your sockets, we’ll discuss all the easy ways to increase your property value for under £1k.
#1 Add a path
A brick, paved or stone path to the front door can really increase the curb appeal of your home. The material you choose should tie into your home in some way. You won’t want a traditional red brick path with an ultra-modern concrete home, for instance. If you can’t afford to have work carried out, make your own path with decorative stones.
#2 Change your front door
Doors can warp and change colour in the sun. And that can really damage the first impression of your house with a potential buyer. Think about repainting or swapping out your old door entirely. Then accessorise with beautiful and unique knockers like these from Cox & Cox.
#3 Improve your landscaping
Old, dead shrubbery or brown grass will really put off a potential buyer. Think about planting some hearty wildflowers, evergreens and succulents in order to keep your frontage looking great. If the grass is an issue, you might look to clover lawns which are more eco-friendly and perfect for dog owners.
#4 Refinish your tub
If you have a vintage, desirable or statement bathtub, you can increase its value to a potential buyer by getting it refinished. This process repairs cracks and chips in the surface material; restoring it to its original glory. For just £375 – £600 ex vat, you could have the old tub looking like new.
#5 Invest in roman or wooden blinds
New blinds can really freshen up a room. And of all the different styles of blinds available, perhaps the most desirable are Roman and wooden-type blinds. For wooden blinds, shop styles in a colour palette which aligns with the other wood finishes in your home. For Roman blinds, a soft floral or solid neutral colour will be more popular with future buyers.
#6 Lay down tiling
Tiling high-traffic areas like your entrance way, bathroom or kitchen is a great way to add value to your home. Choose a neutral colour and a natural finish to appeal to the widest range of buyers. Want to reduce the price even more? Lay the tile down yourself to save on the cost of labour.
#7 Upgrade your sockets
Most older homes are missing the mod cons that buyers want today. And one of those areas is sockets. If you don’t have USB or USB-C ports on your sockets, you’ll want to change them out. Want to get even more futuristic? Wow your prospective buyers with Alexa-enabled smart home sockets. You can change all the sockets in your home for just a few hundred quid.
In summary, making just a few of these changes can really increase your property value for under £1k. And if you want to start with blinds, simply begin by taking your measurements. Here’s how.