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3 home improvements that will add value to your home

If you are planning on selling your home anytime in the future or you are looking to make changes to your home while making a sound investment this is going to be the post for you.

After all, the changes you make in your home today are going to affect your home's value one way or another.  Changes you make today could help or hinder your ability to sell your home when the time comes.

Sensible changes in the home can not only add value to your home but they can also make your home more desirable and help you sell it quicker.  It is not uncommon to make a home desirable enough for multiple people to want to buy it and this results in a bidding war. A bidding war for your home is a good thing and often means that your home will sell way above market value.

With that said, it's always worth talking to an expert first to make sure the changes in your home will be sound investments.  You will need to take into consideration the amount of money you paid for your home and how much money the improvements are going to cost.  Finally, you will need to know how much your home could possibly be worth and the maximum ceiling price for homes in your area.

To find out how much homes sell for in your area you can either look online or contact an estate agent. An estate agent will be able to tell you with a good degree of accuracy how much your home could potentially be worth to someone.

When you have those figures in mind you can then choose to improve your home within a certain budget.  With all of that said, here are 3 home improvement tips that will add value to your home.

Top tip number 1 - Upgrade the kitchen and bathroom.

The kitchen and the bathroom are in my opinion the main rooms in the house and if both rooms are not up to the quality expected you are going to have a tough time selling your home.

My first tip to add value to your home is to upgrade both rooms as they are the rooms that will add most value back onto your property.  The kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms to upgrade so you may want to start with the bathroom first if your budget isn't there to do both.  When purchasing a bathroom look both locally and online. Companies like Bathroom Supastore offer affordable bathrooms with free delivery, so you can save quite a bit on your bathroom refurbishment.

Top tip 2 - Use quality fittings and fixtures

In my opinion, it's not enough to just upgrade your rooms on the cheap, sure you want to save money but going that little extra can and will make all the difference when selling your home or adding value to it.

Quality fixtures in the bathroom would include round baths, walk-in showers, p shaped baths, whirlpools and more.  

When upgrading your room think of a potential buyer and what they would like to see.

If you don't know what a potential buyer would like to see then you can check out websites like Instagram and Pinterest.  They have tonnes of bathroom and kitchen inspiration ideas.

Top tip 3 - Enhance your curb appeal.

When potential buyers are looking to buy a house they will look online and narrow their searches down from there.  A good first impression not only attracts buyers eyes but it could add value to your home too.

When optimising your garden, focus on what your eyes see first and then move out from there.  To add value to your property with your garden you could clear up any clutter and store it in a shed.  Clutter puts people off from buying homes in general and the garden is no different.

You won't go far wrong by adding plants and trees, especially if those trees will give you privacy.  No one likes being overlooked by their neighbours and hedges are a great way to provide that welcomed privacy.

Pots and hanging baskets outside of the front of your home can also make your property stand out in online pictures and they're cheap enough to invest in.

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