6 home improvements for a quicker house sale
If you’re trying to sell your house, home improvements might be the last thing on your mind. But when it comes to smartening up your property, small changes can make a big difference. Here are some tips for a budget makeover – and a quicker sale.
- Wash the exterior windows
Simple but effective! Gleaming windows can light up the front of a house in an instant, and you don’t need to splash out on expensive specialist products.
- Replace fascia boards
Fascia boards can become worn and weathered, and replacing them can have a surprisingly transformative effect on the look and feel of your property.If you’re on a tight budget, it’s not hard to find the right colour fascia boards at a good price.
3.Power spray the house to get rid of dirt and cobwebs
Sometimes a feather duster just won’t cut it… Potential buyers want to see your house as a clean slate, and a quick session with a power washer will help you achieve just the right effect. At under £20, they’re a cheap alternative to professional cleaning services.
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- Skirting board covers to highlight a cleaned carpet
If there’s one part of the room that really ages the house, it’s the skirting board. But repainting them can be a bit of a hassle, so you might want to consider easy application skirting boards. These will also make your walls and carpets look sharper, too.
- Plastic fencing
Making big changes to a garden can soon become expensive – and probably isn’t top of your priority list. Plastic fencing is an affordable way of getting your outdoor areas looking tidy at the very least. They’re easy to put up, and make a property look a little more cherished.
- A lick of paint
Don’t think you need to get rid of all your favourite bits and pieces – house buyers like to find a little bit of personality in a property. But it’s probably a good idea to replace unusual and distinctive colours with something more neutral, such as white or magnolia. And any leftover paint is sure to come in handy at your next home sweet home…
So, why not start by trying out two or three of these? And if it helps make a difference, don’t forget to share the secrets!
Joseph O’Brien writes on design and domestic building for Kent Home Improvements.