If you’re one of the many people who have been carrying out DIY tasks on your home during the lockdown, and in the weeks following the slight easing of the rules, you might be wondering which jobs are likely to improve the value of your property.
Boost your Home value
The Daily Record recently pointed out that you often don’t need to spend a lot of money to boost the value of your home, or at the very least to make it more appealing to prospective buyers. It went on to offer some suggestions of how you can increase the value of your property with small touches.
The news provider shared ideas from Priceyourjob.co.uk and MyJobQuote, with these platforms using their knowledge to create a list of budget-friendly home improvements that can have a bigger impact than you might imagine.
First up is to give your walls, ceilings and skirting boards a fresh coat of paint. This might take a bit of time, but it’s well worth the effort if you’re planning to put your home on the market.
According to the organisations, it costs an average of £71 to paint all the main rooms in your home, but it can help bump up the value of your property by an average of £1,424. They also noted that when it comes to attracting buyers, opting for pale neutral shades is the best option as this makes rooms feel larger.
Doors Enhance Your Home Looks
Make sure you don’t overlook your front door either. This is one of the most important elements to have on point to make a good first impression among prospective buyers. Does it need a fresh coat of paint, or do you need to replace the whole door?
If you decide that you’re going to replace your front door, take a look at the internal doors in your property too. If they’re looking a little worse for wear, or are even mismatched, you may benefit from splashing out on new internal door sets in the UK too.
Another top tip is to buy some new plants – the best part about this addition is that you can take them with you when you move. But the newspaper explained that they can have an instant and uplifting effect on any interior.
Owner of Burbeck Interiors Alex Willcocks told the publication that plants are also a great way to introduce colour to your home. “Choosing the plant pot or vase can be a creative way to add texture and a good focal point and is almost as important as choosing the plant itself,” he stated.
While you’re looking around for home interior improvements, don’t forget to look up. Your light fittings are also important and making some small changes to these could also reap big rewards.
It’s particularly important to replace any light fittings that are broken, but consider how to make the best use of the light in each room when you’re choosing new ones. You could boost the value of your home by around £400 just by making this change in your main rooms.
According to Newsweek, Brits are spending considerably more time doing DIY at the moment, as a result of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The publication shared figures from the Office for National Statistics, which revealed that we’ve been spending 147 per cent more time gardening and doing DIY since lockdown was enforced at the end of March.