Helpful home improvements for selling success | Landmark Lofts

Helpful home improvements for selling success

If you’re thinking of selling up, it’s worth investing a little time and money now to maximise your property’s potential value. From kerb appeal to interior space, focus your efforts where it counts, and then watch those high offers come rolling in. 

Make a great first impression

Buyers are looking for that wow-factor feel when they view a property. Here are a few ways you can help achieve it.

  • Upgrade your entrance – a new front-door or external porch area can make all the difference. Less-costly options include painting your existing door, replacing old hardware (door knob, letterbox, etc.) or adding some decorative plant pots.
  • Fresh and tidy – clean the windows and frames, unblock the drains and repaint the outside of your house to help it stand out from the neighbours.’
  • Parking solutions – paving a front garden (as long as you have a back garden) to create a driveway, especially in the capital where parking is at a premium, is a big tick for car owners.
  • Warm welcome – make sure the entrance to your home is bright, inviting and free from clutter. Store shoes and coats out of sight; and hang mirrors to create the illusion of more space.

Refresh and restore

A little effort can pay off if you showcase the best of what your home has to offer.

  • Know your audience – present the property for the intended buyer, for example, converting a home office or gym back into a bedroom might help more buyers to see themselves living there.
  • Kitchens and bathrooms rule the roost – spend money overhauling these rooms for big returns. If money’s tight, painting cupboard doors, decluttering and deep cleaning can do wonders too.
  • A touch of history – buyers tend to want a contemporary feel, but most people go mad for original period features like fireplaces, cornicing and ceiling roses. Make sure yours are looking their best.

Go big or go home

It’s well-known that adding space adds value, but what are the best ways to achieve it?

  • Bring the outside in – don’t underestimate your garden’s potential. Adding bi-folding doors and a patio area off a kitchen or dining room can dramatically increase the amount of useable entertaining space in the summer months.
  • Gift of the garage – an extension can be costly, but an unused garage could be converted for a fraction of the price, adding an extra living space or bedroom to your property.
  • Lofty ideas – while it’s a big financial consideration, a loft conversion adds a whole new floor of useable space. A new bedroom and bathroom, for example, can bump your home up into the next price bracket and entice a wider range of potential buyers.

Small changes can make a big difference, but if you want to add real value, a loft conversion might be the way to go. Worried it’s too much work, especially before you sell? Our modular lofts are built off-site and installed in as little as 14 days, so you experience the minimum hassle to achieve the maximum potential price for your property.

Find out more about our revolutionary modular lofts here

Landmark Lofts is part of the Landmark Group - the only group in London specialising in the project management of loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments to include a Chartered Building Company (CIOB), Chartered Architectural Practice (RIBA) and to be regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Landmark Group specialises in the project management of loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments.

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