3 Ways to Increase the Value of your Home

3 Ways to Increase the Value of your Home

Whether you’re trying to sell your home or not, it’s always a good idea to do all you can to increase the value of your home. Let’s face it, none of us want to be sitting in a negative equity situation! There are actually a few really simple things you can do to increase the value of your home that you may not have thought of.

1. Ensure your central heating is up to speed

central heating boiler

I was really surprised to learn that a staggering 5% of the population still don’t have central heating boilers installed. I lived in a house without central heating in my early 20s, and it’s not an experience I’m in a hurry to repeat!

A complete lack of central heating will inevitably be a sticking point when you come to sell your house, so it’s worth sorting out central heating installation before trying to sell up.

If you do have central heating, make sure that you get your boiler and system serviced annually so that it’s working at it’s best.

2. Keep your house well ventilated

This might seem like such a trivial point, but a poorly ventilated house can lead to a whole host expensive problems.

In the UK, we tend to dry our clothes inside during the winter months, have hot showers and baths, and these both lead to high levels of moisture. Moisture that can’t escape leads to huge damp issues. Nobody wants to buy a house with damp!

Make sure that you allow air to circulate every day, modern windows will allow you open them and leave them on a latch so that you can let air in whilst still keeping the house secure.

3. Look after your garden

garden

A well-maintained garden does wonders for any house when it comes to putting it on the market.  A garden that’s run down and neglected suggests that the house will follow suit and will instantly deter potential buyers.

Spend a little time thinking about how you can keep your garden looking pretty throughout the year so that it’s always showing the house off in the best possible light.

These three tips are so simple but will have an instant impact on the value of your home.  Do you have any other top tips?

*This is a collaborative post.

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