How To Customise Your Property To Increase Property Value

How To Customise Your Property To Increase Property Value

Owning property is one of the oldest forms of investment. It is also among the most secure because property value often improves with time and a property seller makes a profit when they sell. However, as a property owner, you can take steps to increase the worth of your investment.

In this article, we look at how to customise or improve your property to increase its value.

Spruce Up Your Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most important parts of a home, especially for a growing family. This is where meals will usually be prepared or even eaten, meaning the home occupants will spend considerable time there.

Due to its importance, the kitchen often receives extra attention during a home viewing. Hence, you should make your kitchen as attractive as possible. Also, a neat kitchen is usually a sign that the rest of the house is well kept.

Fortunately, updating your kitchen does not have to be expensive. For example, a new coat of paint or tiles replacement might be all that is needed. However, if you decide on a do-over, the Nationwide Building Society advises you spend what is proportional to the value of the whole house on the kitchen.

You could add worktops made from luxury materials like quartz and marble and also install modern appliances.

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Renovate The Bathrooms

When people use the bathroom, they expect it to be attractive, comfortable, and modern to relax. You can increase the allure of your property by modernizing the bathrooms.

You can achieve this by swapping out the tiles for more modern ones and changing the layout. You could also install a power shower which is a big hit with home buyers, or install underfloor heating.

If possible, install both a bath and a shower

Change The Flooring And Painting

Home viewers notice the floor because they walk over it. You could use it to create an excellent first impression by updating it. It doesn’t have to be worn out before you consider an upgrade because some designs are outdated.

You do not need to spend a lot to make the floor attractive because you can even do it yourself. Choose materials that are comfortable, durable, and easy to maintain.

While renovating the floor, you could add underfloor heating through electricity or heated water pipes.

In the same way, pay attention to the walls. Filling in cracks and apply a coat of paint. Change the colour scheme to a modern one. Choose light colours and add mirrors to make the rooms appear bigger than they really are. Decluttering is another method to enhance the rooms on your property.

Neutral colours are a safe bet because they are the least offensive to home viewers. They also give those that wish to redecorate a good canvas to work on.

Add Extras

Homebuyers like to think they got a great bargain. Steer them in this direction by offering extras. Install smart home appliances like automatic sprinklers on the lawn, smart thermostats and doorbells, home security systems like CCTV or power-saving bulbs.

You could also add solar panels, which you will benefit from yourself if you live at least five years on the property. With electric vehicles increasing in popularity, installing a home charging station will also enhance your property.

Don’t Forget The Exterior

The exterior of your property can be a deal-breaker, even if the interior is the most pleasant. Hence, this part of your property deserves your attention too. To create a good first impression, modern the exterior by repainting, recladding, or landscaping. Try to include as much greenery as possible.

Off-street parking is vital because most home buyers have at least one car and would prefer to park as close to the house as possible.

Create More Room

The more room in your property, the higher its value, especially in postcodes where space is a premium. Add more livable rooms by converting the attic to an extra room or adding extensions. Some landlords split their property into two. You might need to check if you would need a permit for the conversion before embarking on it.


If you are looking to purchase or sell a property in the UK, or how you can increase the value of your property, please feel free to contact us or visit our website atTRPE- The Real Property Experts. We have properties for sale in every area in the UK and our expert team members can help you every step of the way.


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