Five Tips To Add Value To Your Home For Future Sale

Five Tips To Add Value To Your Home For Future Sale

The following contribution is from another author.

Adding value to your home is something that will only benefit your household funds financially in the future. Whether you’re looking to sell your property soon or you’re perhaps thinking about selling three, five, or even ten years down the line, adding value at any point is well worthwhile.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at five tips that add value to your home for future sale.

Add in a new kitchen

A new kitchen is an absolute must for anyone that has an outdated kitchen that hasn’t had anything done to it in the last fifteen or twenty years. 

As one of the most heavily-used rooms within the home, the kitchen is one of those updates you need to make to the home as and when that time comes around. Whether your kitchen cabinets are hanging off by their hinges or there are some scuffed countertops you can no longer cover up, add in a new kitchen fit.

Some of it may be done with DIY, while many opt for bringing in the experts to fit in a brand-new kit with all the trimmings.

Upgrade any current fixtures or fittings

If there are any existing fixtures or fittings that have seen better days but still work properly, then all you’ll want to do is upgrade these with some modern options. There’s no need to rip out or cover up and replace them with something new unless it’s a preference of position that you want to change.

A fireplace, for example, is a great focal point in the home and something you may want to consider updating to get more use out of it. This is particularly important if you’re not currently using it.

Extend the property

Extending your property in any way is a great opportunity to add value to your home. Not every property has the space nor the budget to take on a property extension. However, if it’s something you can do and it is possible, then it’s worth the investment. Adding on an extra room such as a bedroom or bathroom can really add more value to the property. 

Landscape the garden

For many properties, a garden area is often a place that is neglected, compared to a lot of the interiors of the home. However, it can also be a great space for updating and adding value to the property overall. 

Consider landscaping the garden so that there’s more use that can come of it. Whether it’s leveling out the surface or adding levels to it with decking, it can all add to the property’s worth when it goes onto the market.

Create more open-plan spaces

Finally, if there’s the capacity to do so, create more open-plan spaces. Knock down a few walls so that you can connect the living room and dining room spaces together.

From small updates to fixtures and fittings to do a complete landscape of the garden space. There’s a lot that can be done that adds thousands to the property’s overall value. 


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).