When it comes to being a home owner, there are lots of jobs that we ignore and put off to a later date that never actually comes because you are busy bringing up a family, going to work and generally living life.
This means that it is easy for a property to have parts of it that get neglected and when it comes to selling your home, you will suddenly have lots more jobs to do in order to ensure it justifies the asking price.
The Roof …
Keeping on top of home improvements is important and should be fitted into a busy schedule and while some jobs can be done with a little DIY, others will need a professional touch. The roof of your home has to be in good working order at all times and companies like ELC Roofing offer a range of roofing solutions that you can take advantage of in order to get your property in better shape.
Here are a few of the things you will need to get done to your roof in order to make sure that it is working properly:
- Get it re-tiled
- Have new slates installed
- Get your loft better insulated
- Have new guttering installed
- Get any brick and chimney work done
If you own a listed building or something unusual such as a barn, you will need to ensure that you employ a company with experience in handling this type of work.
The Walls …
Another area that commonly gets ignored is the walls and giving every wall a fresh coat of paint will go a long way to not only help you to sell but also to make your home more enjoyable to live in. Clean the walls first and paint the exterior as well as the interior and your home will look fresher and more modern in just a few days.
The Floors …
So, you have repaired a leaky roof and repainted your walls but there are holes in your carpet that make your floors look old and tatty.
Consider doing the following:
- Lay new rugs
- Install wooden floors
- Put down new carpet
- Lay new tiles
Putting a new rug under the coffee table in the living room or next to the bed can have a huge visual impact and is well worth doing if you are on a limited budget.
The Windows …
It is easy to forget about your windows but upgrading them is important in terms of ensuring your home is energy efficient, which is directly linked to its value. Have double glazed windows put in, repair broken seals and replace smashed glass to increase property value.
The Doors …
Last but not least, it is very easy to live in a home with its original doors but you should invest some time and money to replace old doors to increase security and aesthetic appeal – not to mention increase the energy efficiency of the entire property.