How to Add Value to Your Home

Looking to attract as much revenue as possible from your property? Then it’s time to think about how you can add value to it. Whether you have a big budget, or you are only able to make smaller changes, every little helps. As the number one Brentwood letting agent, we know what makes tenants in the area tick.

Convert the loft

Many property owners don’t make full use of their loft space, instead leaving it empty or using it for storage. Well, if you are wanting to add some extra space to your property but don’t have the space or budget to extend, a loft extension is the perfect option. You could use it as an additional bedroom or convert it into a home office. It’s a space in the home that has so much potential.

Add a conservatory

A conservatory is a great way to increase the square footage of your home on a slightly smaller budget. They let in lots of natural light, instantly making a space feel airier and more welcoming. They work best when built onto a kitchen or dining room, bringing lots of light, space and character to the rooms that tenants already value so much. Just invest in blinds for the warmer months, and additional heating for the winter.

Spruce up the kitchen

They do say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, so why not give yours an upgrade before you put your property on the market? Numerous surveys and studies have shown that, when it comes to buying a home, the kitchen is the room that can sway a person’s opinion the most. So really invest in this room, as it could be the one that lets your home all by itself.

Finish those little jobs

If you have a list of jobs that you have been meaning to get around to, then be sure to start ticking them off. Thinks like cracks in walls, missing roof tiles and chipped paint won’t dramatically alter the price of your home, but they can have some bearing on it. These little jobs take hardly any time to complete, and yet once you have, a room will be totally transformed.

Consider an extension

If your property is small and you have plenty of outside space, it’s worth considering an extension. Although these can cost quite a lot of money and you will most likely need to obtain planning permission, they really do add a lot of value to a home. A lower storey extension will give tenants the extra living space that they crave, while extending through the upper floors too will provide them with additional bedrooms – perfect for a growing family.

Invest in eco-friendly technology

Tenants are growing more mindful of the impact that they are having on the environment, so be sure to boost your home’s green credentials. Solar panels are a big selling point in today’s market, while good insulation and modern features like a smart meter will further add some extra figures to the price of your property.

Boost your kerb appeal

The importance of kerb appeal really cannot be underestimated. A clean, tidy front garden with off-road parking will make a good impression on potential tenants. Something as simple as giving your front door a lick of paint can boost your kerb appeal too, as can replacing any tired looking door furniture such as knockers and letterboxes.

We’re here to help

As you can see, there are so many different ways to add value to your property. Once you’re happy with how yours looks, then team up with us to attract the interest that your revamped property deserves. With an established presence online and on the high street, we’ll be able to find you the perfect tenants.

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