I’m an property expert and there’s five quick changes you should make, that will add thousands to your home’s value

You don’t have to invest in expensive remodeling to increase the value of your home.

In fact, five simple changes will do, and they’re all things you can do in a weekend.

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The experts from Propertymark.co.uk We’ve shared some easy DIY tricks that homeowners can try before they put their house on the market.

Clean up

One of the easiest things anyone can do to make their home look more expensive is to eliminate unnecessary clutter.

They said, “Never underestimate a tidy, clean space, and pay special attention to high-traffic areas like the kitchen and bathroom.”

“You should also consider whether there is too much furniture in each room as this can make the property appear smaller.”

Wash and repaint your front door

The front door is one of the first things prospective buyers see when they view your home, and first impressions count

The home experts suggest pressure washing your door or giving it a new coat of paint if a new door isn’t in your budget.

“Even a new doorknob, a new house number or a new name tag can help.

“Try to make your front door look more elegant than your neighbors’ to make your property stand out,” they added.

Redesign your garden

You don’t have to rely entirely on Monty Don to make your garden look more appealing, although it wouldn’t hurt – a couple of flower pots and a quick lawn mower will do the trick.

You can buy pots for under £10 from stores like B&M or Homebase and then pop in some brightly colored flowers to accentuate the space.

And if you have decking, be sure to declutter it as it is one of the top things buyers are looking for.

“A patio area conveys the feeling of a larger usable living space and three percent of the homes sold in 2019 even had a summer house in the garden, giving owners more space to relax and entertain when the weather is nice,” the home professionals noted.

heating and lighting

One thing homeowners can do to make their home more attractive is to make sure the heating is at a comfortable temperature for viewing.

You can preset the temperature when you’re out, but it helps viewers “feel comfortable in your home when it’s cold outside”.

When it’s a cloudy day, good lighting also makes all the difference.

You can put lamps in dark corners and make sure all bulbs are functional so there is no buzzing or flickering.

Renew the kitchen

Kitchens are often the focus of attention for buyers. Even if installing a new kitchen isn’t an option, you can upgrade your kitchen without breaking the bank.

“For a relatively small budget, painting cabinets or replacing cabinet handles or doors are good alternatives.

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“Good lighting and tidy, clean surfaces will also make a big difference,” the experts explained.

You can also buy new hardware used on sites like Facebook Marketplace or eBay to save money.

Decluttering your home is one of the easiest ways to make it more attractive to buyers


Decluttering your home is one of the easiest ways to make it more attractive to buyersPhoto credit: Getty

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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