Top Tips: How To Make Your Home More Valuable And Sell Faster

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When it comes to selling your home, it can seem like a daunting task. With so many houses on the market, you need to do all you can to make yours stand out from the crowds. Even if you aren’t planning on selling anytime soon, some of these tips can add value and worth to your home.

A Fresh Lick Of Paint

Re-painting walls with neutral colours can really freshen your home, making it lighter and airier. Neutral colours allow and potential buyers to see it as a blank canvas and start to imagine what they would do in the space.


Get rid of any unnecessary clutter and old belongings. Not only will this make your home look better for viewings, but it will also make moving easier. You want any buyers to be able to see themselves living in your home, so leave it looking lived in but tidy. Clearing space will also make rooms look bigger and more spacious.

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Clean Up

Make sure your home is spotless for viewings to create a good first impression. There is nothing more off-putting than viewing a dirty house. Clean all the worktops and make sure all rooms are smelling beautiful. Light candles and display flowers to make the space look even more attractive.

Curb Appeal

Most viewers will have made an opinion before even stepping into the house, so make sure your home is looking it’s best from the outside as well as the inside. Repair any missing roof tiles, tidy up the front garden, and repaint windows and doors. If the drive is in disrepair, consider fixing this. Gravel drives are easily maintained, or look at Walker Civil’s great concrete driveways for a modern and practical option.

Landscape The Garden

Tidying up the back garden can also impress buyers and make your home more attractive. An overgrown and neglected outside space can look like a lot of work and put people off. Trim back hedges, pull out weeds and sweep and patio or paths.


If you want to increase the space in your home, there are many different extension options. A second storey extension is ideal for creating more bedrooms, or a conservatory makes the most out of a sunny spot. If you are extending to sell your home, check costs to make sure it is a sound investment.

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New Windows

Replacing old window frames and glass improves the appearance from the out and inside of the house. Not only do they make it all look much tidier, but they also make the house more energy efficient. Invest in double glazed ones that retain heat in the winter.

Insulation is another great way of making your home more energy efficient and valuable. There are different options for this, with some being fitted into the walls, or fitted in loft space. They will keep the warmth in during the cooler months, and keep the house at a steadier temperature during the summer.

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Sound advice. Replacing window frames might be too much, but landscaping the garden and re-painting walls is a must.

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