New Year, New House – Home Features to Update For Selling Your Home

When you’re selling your home, you of course want to get the best price possible for it. Not only do you want to get back the money you’ve put in, but secure as much as possible for buying your next home. When you’re planning on getting out of the place you are now, the last thing you will probably want to do is invest more money into the property. Here area few tips to help your house sell in 2019!

A Practical Kitchen

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, and a space that’s so well used needs to be right. It’s one of the main areas buyers will be assessed when they come into the home since a new kitchen will be expensive to install. You could have a new kitchen fitted, alternatively, you could upcycle what you already have. If you have solid wooden units, for example, these can be painted with cupboard paint to completely switch up the look without spending much. Alternatively, if the cupboards are still in good condition (and the layout makes sense) you could simply replace the cupboard doors. Far cheaper than a brand new kitchen but really brings everything up to date. New tiles and a coat of paint will make any kitchen look fresh and new. Another trick is to update your kitchen tap. This one small feature can modernise the space and make it look far more expensive. Avoid clutter, keep everything simple and minimal.

Two or More Bathrooms

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Another feature that buyers will be looking for these days is two or more bathrooms. Busy family life and waiting around to use the bathroom in the morning can be a source of stress, so houses with additional bathrooms will definitely stand out. You could transform a downstairs cupboard into a small WC, or you could add an ensuite onto the master bathroom. If you’re renovating the attic, basement or an outbuilding, these are places you will need to consider adding bathrooms too. Go for good finishes in the bathroom, as like this kitchen it’s an area buyers will be carefully looking at. Tiled from top to bottom in neutral, inoffensive looking tiles that will stand the test of time is your best bet. Fit an Insignia Shower Cabin for extra pizazz! In small areas you could add a stand-up shower cubicle instead of a bath, and if you wanted to go a little luxurious, you could add underfloor heating.


Most of us would love to live in a huge home, but few of us can afford to do so. That means we have to take smaller homes and make them work, so for the majority of home buyers, space and storage is likely to be high on their list. Beautiful built in wardrobes are always a perk in the home, because they can be fitted floor to ceiling giving you an enormous amount of storage without having to jut out too far into the room. Sturdy, built in shelves work well too. Again, a pantry in the kitchen would work well, and make the most of any cupboards you have. Fit sturdy shelves or hanging rails in them- show a buyer that there’s plenty of space to store things like vacuum cleaners, ironing boards, cleaning products, coats, shoes and everything else. Having your home nicely presented when people are viewing is key too, show them how the space could work for them and sell them an ideal living situation.

Are you putting your home on the market soon? Will you be trying any of these tricks in order to get a higher asking price?

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