Update Your Home in 4 Easy Steps

Britain is a nation obsessed with buying, selling and renovating houses.

If you’re looking for a bigger family home, or thinking about downsizing your current property, there are plenty of ways you can make your property more appealing to buyers. Although after working through our to-do list you may decide you don’t have to move at all!

1. Add space

Adding additional space to your home is one of the best ways you can improve its appearance.

If you’ve outgrown your home, building an extension or converting the basement, loft or garage can often be a more cost effective option than upsizing to a larger property.

It also gives you the chance to create living space tailored specifically to your needs. However, bear in mind that the extension will also have to appeal to others when you do come to sell it. If you’re concerned, we are more than happy to advise on whether the work you’re considering is worthwhile!

2. Update kitchen and bathroom

It’s often said that the kitchen and bathroom are the rooms that ‘sell’ a house the most. Replacing or refurbishing a dated kitchen or bathroom with a clean, modern alternative will make a huge difference to your quality of life. An open plan kitchen/family room is a popular requirement for potential buyers as they are ideal for entertaining and day-to-day family life.

3. Add an ensuite

Extra bathrooms are particularly useful if you have a large family, either added downstairs or as an ensuite. It’s worth considering having a bathroom to cater for each floor of your house as this will add the most value.

4. Add parking

Off street parking is another big ‘sell’, although you may need planning permission from the council if you want to go ahead and do it yourself. 

When it comes to increasing the value of your home, Broadoak are specialists. We can help you with many of the improvements needed to make your home more liveable and more attractive to potential buyers when the time comes to sell.

To chat through your options,  get in touch with a member of our friendly team today.