Improving your home will not only help you to sell it for the best price, if you make the improvements well before you plan to sell then you get the benefit of your new, beautiful, living environment for a few years too.
According to Rightmove, asking prices in Exmouth rose by almost £20,000 – based on the average for the area – last year. And they predicted at the end of last year that average prices would rise to around £300,000 by the end of 2016. Meanwhile, Zoopla reports a 6% rise in average house prices in Exmouth in the last 12 months. It appears that Exmouth is something of a ‘hotspot’ area when it comes to housing in the UK.
If you are considering selling your home to take advantage of this trend, there are several enhancements that our builders in Exmouth can create for you, to help boost the sale price of your property. Here are a few tempting ideas to help you develop a relaxing sanctuary for yourself and your family, which will also boost the value of your home:
1) Loft conversions
If you already have a view of the coast from your Exmouth property, a loft conversion has the potential to create some stunning sea views from the new rooms in your home. One or more bedrooms with a view of the coast can be a very desirable selling point. As well as injecting more natural light into the house, your new additional bedroom and/or bathroom, created from previously unused loft space, can boost the sale price too. As with any devon building works, you’ll need to check planning regulations in your area, and our expert Exmouth builders are here to listen and advise on any projects you have in mind.
2) Wet rooms and en suite bathrooms
Adding a wet room to your home, either as an addition or in place of an existing bathroom or shower room, can really add a ‘wow’ factor for visitors and potential buyers. A wet room not only makes more of the space you have – making it a great improvement to a small bathroom – it can add a luxurious feel too, and be a relaxing indulgent place to unwind. We’ve found that wet rooms are increasing in popularity in Exeter and can advise on the next steps to take if this is an improvement you’d like to explore. En suites added to one or more bedrooms in your home will also appeal to potential buyers.
3) New kitchen
If you’ve been craving a new kitchen for your home then it could be a great investment to add value when you sell it too. Kitchens are known to be the heart of the family home and can be an important focus point for potential buyers. Our experts can advise on contemporary styles and designs that will help modernise your home, and look great in the photos.
4) Extensions and garage conversions
We estimate that an extension could add 25% to the value of your home, so it’s worth considering this investment in advance of putting your property on the market. If you have a garage or cellar that you and your family rarely use, or a patch of garden that is currently unloved, creating an extra room for your home in its place could be a win-win. We are experienced in creating extra space for homeowners, with the minimum of disruption.
5) Decking and new patios
The first thing potential buyers, neighbours and guests will see is, of course, the exterior of your home and a fast way to improve and modernise your outdoor living space can be with the addition of attractive decking or a summery patio area. A low-maintenance, stylish garden will appeal to potential buyers with high-flying careers and busy lives and look appealing on the estate agent’s photos too.