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What Home Improvements Add Value To Your Home When Selling?

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If you are considering selling your home, then before you start the process, you might want want to make a few home improvements to ensure you get the best possible price.

However, there is no point wasting your time or money making changes to the house you are moving out of, if they aren’t going to earn you some money. But, before you start hammering down walls and building extra rooms, you need to know what these home improvements are.

Once you have made these improvements to your home, you might just find you fall in love with it all over again and don’t want to sell it anymore. Which is fine – the added value will still be there when you are ready to sell. But, on the other hand you might want a quick sale, so you can get all your money back and more. Did you know this is actually possible? We Buy Any House – a property cash buying service – will value your home and get the money to you in just under seven days!

But, before you get too ahead of yourself, here are those improvements you might want to make first:

 

An Extension

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An extension can be done on the ground floor the upper floor, or even across two floors. It can make rooms bigger or create extra ones. So, of course it will add value to your home, in fact you could see up to 71% return on your investment.

However, an extension is one of the costliest, most time-consuming improvements you can make and then there is the mess and disruption this will cause in your home. If you are happy to go through this to add value then that’s great, but you could also just apply for the planning permission so the new homeowner knows they have the option to undertake the work themselves in the future.

 

A Conservatory

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You could, of course, add another room to your house and value, by building a conservatory. This is the perfect place to enjoy the garden when the weather doesn’t allow you to be outside.

This will make the garden slightly smaller, but unlike an extension, you don’t need planning permission and you could see up to 108% return on your investment, making it the best home improvement, in terms of value, that you can undertake.

 

Kitchen and Bathroom

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If you only make improvements to one or two rooms, then make sure it is the kitchen and/or bathroom. These are the first two rooms that a potential buyer would look to replace – if this has recently been done you will save them the time and money. Each of these could add just under 50% return on your investment.

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Carpets

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There are also simpler home improvements you can do to add value to your home. Take the carpets, for example, these are likely to get worn over the years, causing odors and the property to look dated. Simply having these cleaned, or updating them will freshen the space up and you could see a 50% return on your investment.

 

The Garden

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It is not just improvements to the house itself that can add value to your home. Your garden is actually the first thing potential buyers will see and therefore creates the impression of the whole house. So mow the lawn, cut back bushes and smarten the space up and you could see an 88% return on your investment!

 
 

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