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There is no doubt that buying a home is the single biggest investment in most people’s lives. Whether you are planning to move up the housing ladder anytime soon or you simply want to make the most out of the property you already have, adding value to your home is an ongoing process for many homeowners.



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Housing tends to be a sound investment as you have funds there to be released if needed or the option of applying for homeowner personal loans. But if you choose to sell your house at any point in the future, you will want it to fetch the highest value. So, here are a few tips, big and small, for adding more money to your home.


Paint the House


A home that looks fresh and inviting is bound to attract more interest than one that it dull and faded. In fact, the whole outside of your home should look attractive, so make sure any plant life is well looked after or bring in some if you don’t have any already. When it comes to painting your house, you may well choose to bring in the professionals, but a job you can do yourself is repainting the front door. Even if you are not planning on selling anytime soon, it still gives you a nice place to come back to every day.


Refurbish the Kitchen


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If there is one room that is going to add the most value to your home, it is certainly the kitchen. It tends to be the focal point of the house where families can gather together. Your first priority should be a good-looking work surface which gives off a modern feel. Your kitchen should also provide easy access between the three key points on the kitchen triangle; the sink, oven and fridge. When it comes to new equipment, it needs to be as up-to-date as possible.


Make the House Open-Plan


One of the main things that people are looking for these days is a house that offers an open-plan feel. If there are any walls that can be knocked down – obviously without affecting the structure of the property – then these are a great way of creating space. If you are looking for a simpler and cheaper way of doing this, hanging up mirrors can make your house seem a lot bigger.


Bring in More Natural Light


Buyers are looking for houses that have a natural and airy feel, so bigger windows can really make all the difference. Even making sure that the ones you have already are kept clean can go a long way towards encouraging natural light into the home. Glass doors are another good option and can blur the line between indoors and outdoors.


Use Your Attic or Basement


Even if you don’t want to go through the process of an expensive conversion job, you can still show how your attic or basement can be used with storage units and some furniture. Buyers are looking for potential so showing your home has this is a major plus point.   



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