Whilst your home may have seemed big and spacious when your children were young. As they start to get bigger, your house will start to feel a lot smaller. If your children are currently sharing rooms, it’ll become more of a problem and cause more arguments as they get older. If you’re finding you want to move into a bigger house for your family, here are some ways you add value to your home before you sell.
Modernise the windows
You might think that your windows only make up a small part of every room. But they have a huge effect on every single spot in your home. During the lighter hours, they let in natural light, which makes the room look great and has a number of health benefits. If you have windows that open, they can also allow fresh air into the home during the year’s warmer months.
If your windows are old and out of date, they could be causing a lot of problems in your home. If they are old wooden frames or single glazed, it’s likely that any heat produced by your central heating system will escape through them. It’s also highly likely that these windows could develop mould, especially in rooms like bathrooms and kitchens where you
produce a lot of steam. Not only does this look unsightly, but it can also cause a number of serious health conditions.
By replacing your windows with modern UPVC windows, you’ll make the house look more
attractive to any buyer. This can often be seen as a big or expensive job, but many professional fitters take only an hour or two to replace even the largest and most complicated windows. Replacement windows could even end up paying for themselves through the money they’ll save you on your heating bills.
Modernise the hardest rooms
If a potential viewer walks into a bedroom and doesn’t like the colour of the walls, they know it’ll only take a tin of paint and a few hours to change it. If they walk into a dated bathroom or kitchen, they’ll be thinking that it’ll take a lot more time, effort, and money to put it right. These rooms take the most effort to renovate and can have a hugely negative effect on any potential sale if they’re out of date. If you’re going to redecorate any rooms. These are the ones that will add the most value to your home and make it much easier to sell.
Remove personal touches
As you’ve lived in the house for many years, you and your family have likely added some personal touches to your home. Things like height markings on the door frame or pictures on the wall might make the home feel more welcoming to you. But it could make it harder for any potential buyer to imagine themselves living there. Before any house visit, take-down any photos or artwork made by your child and put them out of the way in a cupboard or drawer.