4 Ways to Make Your Home More Appealing

4 Ways to Make Your Home More Appealing

You might be thinking about selling your home in the not so distant future. If this is the case then there are some things you can do to your home to make it more appealing to buyers. There are certain aspects of a home that buyers specifically look for when shopping around. If you have exactly what they are looking for then you have a much better chance of getting a quick sale at a great price. 

Here are four great upgrades you can add to your home. 

Loft Conversion 

A loft conversion can add around 20% to the asking price of your home if it is done right and set out how buyers want it to be. Finding the right company is important as you want it to be done professionally. Check out reviews and testimonials from previous customers and clients. You could also check with friends and family if they have used any companies in the past that they can recommend. 

A loft conversion is a great idea if you don’t have enough bedrooms to cater for everyone in your home. Rather than buying a three-bedroom, you can buy a two-bedroom and add a loft conversion. Great for you as you get extra space and also add to the selling price when you decide to sell.

Driveways

Everyone wants somewhere safe to park their car. When you park on the road there is the risk of getting your mirrors knocked off by other vehicles or getting damaged by a passer-by. If you have a driveway by your home then you can park your car knowing it is much safer. You could also place CCTV facing the driveway making it even safer. This will deter people from damaging your car on your property. 

The way you feel about your driveway is the same way that buyers will think of it. They too want their car to be safe and off the road when not in use. Having a driveway is a sure-fire way of guaranteeing that you get lots of interest in your home. Make sure you use professional paving services if you are not doing it yourself. 

Kitchen Refit

Buyers who are looking to buy a home like modern kitchens. If you move into your home and the kitchen isn’t the way you like it then think about modernizing it. This should be one of the first things you do if you want to do anything within your property. Make sure you use a reputable company that does a great job. Check out reviews before you hire someone. 

There are even cheap ways to make your kitchen seem like you’ve given it a makeover. You can paint the cupboards and replace the handles with new ones. 

Ample Storage

One final thing to mention is that people and families love homes that are full of storage. Living in a home means lots of junk and clutter lying around in random places. If your home has lots of hidey holes and storage then you are more likely to get a buyer interested pretty much straight away. The problem is homes aren’t built with lots of storage so you have to put it in yourself. A fantastic idea for understairs is a built-in cupboard that pulls out to reveal a shoe rack or coat rack. 

Author

Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

1 comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *