6 Finishing Touches to Add Value to Your Home

Are you trying to improve the value of your home? Here are six finishing touches you should pay attention to if you want your home to be worth as much as possible!

1. Spruce up the front door
First, bear in mind that prospective buyers (or even just passers by) are making their first impressions on your home from the outside. Repaint your front door so that it looks fresh and clean, or replace it if it’s looking really worn. Update your handles, locks and letterbox with something new so that it’s untarnished and classy. And finally, switch up your door number to a new design or typography as doing so will instantly add sophistication and make your home look more expensive.

2. Freshen up the bathroom
You shouldn’t waste lots of money on completely renovating the bathroom, but it’s important to remember that people perceive higher value when the bathroom is sparkling clean. So, aside from obvious must-do’s such as giving it a thorough scrub, buy a new toilet seat and cover so that it looks like a brand new utility. Also, hang soft, plush towels in the neutral colours on your towel rack, and add a high quality candle to make the bathroom feel ‘spa like’.

3. Don’t forget your door handles
If you’ve invested in high quality finishes like beautiful flooring and sturdy doors, it would be a shame to skimp on finishing touches. A switch of your current door knobs or interior doors handles in favour of something more sophisticated and stylish is a great idea: door handles from Ken’s Yard will upgrade the look and feel of your home, helping to push up its value.

4. Make your garden feel private
A tidy, well-cared for garden can add a great deal of value to your property, particularly if you’ve designed it so that there are dedicated areas for eating, recreation, leisure and entertaining. However, a sense of privacy is what will really add some extra money on to the asking price for your home, so consider erecting fences, hedges or trees to shield your outdoor space from prying eyes.

5. Improve your kitchen cabinets
Kitchens are often cited as being the heart of the home, which is why it’s so important that yours doesn’t let you down. Save your cash by leaving the current cabinets and appliances in place, taking a tin of paint to the woodwork to make the cupboards look like brand new fixtures. Replace tired handles with something more polished and add crown molding – doing so will make your cabinets look taller, classier and more expensive.

6. Restore old features

Finally, if you’ve got enough budget available, consider restoring or replacing the original features in your property. For instance, spruce up your living room by restoring an original fireplace if you have one, and strip back boring carpets to reveal beautiful hardwood flooring beneath. These kinds of features are fashionable at the moment and will certainly add value to your home!

1 comment

  1. I've just decided to replace the taps and toilet seats in our bathroom just so it looks a bit fresher. I haven't got money to retile it so new taps will do the trick.


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