Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Property

Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Property

If you are planning to put your home on the market, it is important that you learn how much your current property is worth. Working out your property’s current value can ensure that you are accurately calculating your budget for moving.


Castles Estate Agents are able to help you put your home on the market at the right price. Doing this is imperative as it could make the difference between selling your home within days or months. Brexit is taking place potentially within a matter of weeks meaning it is even more important to use an estate agent for your valuations. Estate agents have a huge range of expert knowledge and information at hand to make sure your home is on the market for the right price and will sell in good time. 


Castles Estate Agents want to help you to reach where you want to be on the property ladder and help you get a step closer to your dream home. To go up the ladder you will need to maximise the value of where you live now and we want to show you how. We have come up with some tips and tricks on how to increase the value of your home. If you would like to make a valuation request, please visit our website today for more information. 

Simple Upgrades 

If the thought of adding an extension to your home sounds intimidating there is no reason why you can’t start with the finer details. Redecorating your home is normally the most popular route to go down as it can be done at a very low cost. Giving your home a lick of paint and carrying out some general maintenance around the home can be a simple way to get you started. 


It may be best to fix all of the small defects first as while they are unlikely to be a deciding factor when selling your home, small problems can create an instant impression that the home is not being looked after. A small list of these simple tasks could include; 


  • Paint peeling 

  • Mouldy kitchen or bathroom sealant

  • Broken lightbulbs

  • Squeaky flooring 

  • Leaking taps

Garden Upgrade 

Redesigning your garden can be a fun way to increase the value of your home. You can carry out basic tasks such as getting rid of dead plants and weeds, cutting back any overgrown trees and shrubs and adding colour with different plants. People usually look for privacy in their garden, simply adding fencing or trees could help this. Creating different sections in the garden is a good way of creating appeal as it shows a level of organisation. Areas such as a BBQ area, a seating area or even a shed are attractive to potential buyers. 

Kerb Appeal 

When it comes to buying a home, first impressions count which means kerb appeal is an important element when selling your home. Most people will make their mind up about a home before they even get out of the car and it can be hard to shake off a negative first impression. Giving your home an exterior makeover can include tasks such as; replacing doors and windows, replacing garage doors, repainting walls, adding a porch, adding plants, adding a house number or even naming a property. 

Kitchen Makeover 

An attractive, social and clean kitchen is usually the most popular style for someone looking to buy a home. Before you replace the entire kitchen, consider whether it would be worth making some small changes with could totally transform the space. Small changes such as painting or replacing unit doors and worktops can be a good place to start. You could even add some new tiling or add windows for some extra lighting. These small changes can often make a huge impact. 

Adding A Bathroom

This is a very good investment, especially if it creates an ensuite to an existing bedroom. Extra bathrooms can be added by remodelling an existing space or by extending. Ideally, there should be WC facilities on every floor that has a bedroom.

Converting Your Cellar

Transforming your already existing cellar into a living or storage space can potentially boost a property’s value by up to 30%. Converting your cellar can be an easy home improvement as it qualifies as a ‘change of use’ for planning purposes which means you don’t need planning permission. If you’re making structural changes to a listed building, however, you’ll need to talk to your local planning officer. 

Castles Estate Agents 

Castles Estate Agents offer free property valuations on our website today. You can expect a comprehensive market appraisal with an honest market appraisal. A first-class estate agents who are dedicated to helping you get the best price for your property. For more information on our property valuations please contact us today on 01793 611 677