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5 Things to Increase the Value of your Home

When you’re selling your home one of the most important things to think about is how to make your house look its best. You may be selling your property for financial reasons, but it’s true when they say you need to spend money to make money. Investing a little time and money into your property is likely to increase the value, as well as the interest it will get on the market. Here are five ways you can modernise your home to get the most from your valuation.1)    Your kitchen needs modernising!The kitchen is the one of the main selling points of any home. If your kitchen’s looking small, dark and cramped then you’re unlikely to make a quick sale. Make sure you do any renovations and repairs to get your kitchen looking its best. If you have the money then it’s worth replacing your old cooker and washing machine for newer appliances. Consider getting your counter-tops replaced or resurfaced to give your kitchen a new and homelier feel. 2)    Your bathroom’s old fashioned.If your bathroom is old-fashioned or maybe just old, then your home isn’t going to gather a lot of interest from potential buyers. See if you can invest in fitting in a new bathtub, shower, toilet and sink to give your bathroom a more modern feel. Have a look into the latest interior design trends to get some ideas when it comes to re-vamping your home. Remember that your bathroom doesn’t necessarily have to big, as long as it makes use of space, so work with what you have. Your bathroom floor should be laminate, tiled or linoleum. Carpets in bathrooms are becoming less and less popular, and if you have a carpet in your bathroom it’s likely any potential buyers will want it gone!3)    Your flooring.Whether you have carpets, linoleum or laminate flooring, prospective buyers are going to be taking notice! It’s important that your floors are in great condition, so if your carpets are shabby and you have the money then it’s worth replacing them. Go for light and neutral colours that will make your rooms look bigger but that are still likely to match whatever decor the new homeowners may favour. Linoleum that has past its heyday will also need to go. If you’re looking for the best possible price estimation you can get, you’re best off installing hardwood flooring in your home, though if this is out of your price range then well-fitted laminate flooring or tiling will still serve you better than linoleum! 4)    Landscaping.Keeping your garden in tip-top condition can add monetary value to your property. Make sure any dead plants or trees are removed and new ones planted in their place. Your lawn should be trim and mowed perfectly. Flowers will add a much-needed splash of colour to boring gardens – you might think having a pretty garden won’t do that much for your home’s value, but you’d be surprised at how much of an effect it can have.