Monday 21 September 2020

Simple Home Improvements That Will Help You Sell Your Home

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When it comes to selling your home, it can be a mind field of information and advice. Of course, you want to make your home sellable as well as inviting but it also needs to be liveable for you too as you never know how long a sale will take to go through. Of course, all buyers will be looking for different things and it would be impossible to please everyone. However, there are a few things you can do to try and make your home as appealing as possible. 

If you're in the process of trying to sell your house, add more value to your home or are simply looking to do some home improvements, you’ve come to the right place!

From lighting ideas to new window designs, you’re sure to find some inspiration from these top tips…

Front entrance

When people (and you!) enter your home, the front door is one of the first things that visitors notice, so it is important to make a good first impression and make your home entrance feel welcoming. Brightening up your front door either by choosing a bright stand out colour or going for a crisp and clean neutral colour is a great way to completely transform the outside of your home. 

But don't forget the accessories too! From doorknobs and knockers to door numbers and letterboxes, replacing your old door furniture with something shiny and new can help to give your home a fresh new look with very minimal effort or cost. What's more, if you are looking to sell your home an inviting and fresh look front door/entrance will set the mood for the rest of the viewing, after all first impressions can be everything! 

Outdoor lighting

A great outdoor garden space is usually a big selling point for any home, especially family homes. But many people are now using their gardens in both the day and night (day time for family fun and night time for entertaining friends). So having things such as exterior lighting is another great way to enhance the outside of your home. As well as improved safety and security, installing outdoor lighting can also improve the curb appeal of your property and increase its value. 

Don't forget your porch area too that you could illuminate giving your home a safe, inviting feel. Or if you have a well landscaped front garden why not show it off with outdoor lighting, you can make sure that all of your home’s best features stand out, day or night. This can also be really beneficial if you are selling your home during winter months too when darkness starts to fall around 4pm and potential viewings could be on an evening! Having outdoor lightening will enable people to have a good look round whatever the weather as well as showing the potential of the space both day and night. 

Stained glass windows

Windows are a vital part of allowing light into your home and making it feel bright and open. If your windows are in need of an update you could a consider stained glass feature window. Stained glass windows offer a focal point to any house and can help to completely transform the look of your property. 

The perfect place for a stained-glass window is within your front door. This will help to add character and create a warm and inviting appearance for guests as well as making it really stand out to any passers-by. There is plenty of choice when it comes to stained glass, you can either use an old, reclaimed window for a cheaper alternative or create a bespoke design of your own if you have a certain design or look you would like to achieve. 

Gutters and Downpipes 

Whilst pipes and draining might not seem like a standout part of your home, if your downpipes are not draining water away from your home correctly or they look unsightly they can be a big turn off point for buyers. If the gutters are leaking and rainwater is overflowing, you may need a gutter replacement. You should replace damaged gutters before you put your home for sale as they can cause lots of issues as well as being annoying for you too.

Recessed downpipes are a great alternative. They effectively channel rainwater away from your property using a sleek and modern design. Drainage may not be at the top of your list of home improvements, however if you leave a faulty drainage system to worsen it could result in cracks, leaks or damage to the foundations of your building all of which could be very costly to you and could decrease your homes resell value. 


One of the first things a potential homebuyer will see is the condition of the roof. According to the roofing association a roof in poor condition could lower the value of a property by thousands of pounds. If your property needs any roof repairs, it would be a good idea to have the roof repaired before you put your property on the market. Not only will this ensure your home is protected against potential leaks, being able to show potential buyers paperwork to show this work has been completed will give them peace of mind too. 

What are the things you looked for or would look for when buying a new home? 


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  1. These are greta points. Along with the draining downpipes, it's also a good idea to check your rain gutters, if they clog water can freeze and damage not only the gutter but also the property beneath.

  2. This is really helpful! I would look for the property to have kerb appeal - it needs to draw me in just from seeing outside. Then there are a few different factors such as a large kitchen that I would look for inside.

  3. As we knew we'd be renovating and changing most things we mainly looked at driveway/ space to park cars and the general house size. I think a open kitchen with space and a downstairs loo are two important things x

  4. Great tips! We only have a small hallway, but have added plants and a nice shoe rack to help it look like a usable space despite the size!