This post talks about the best fixes you can do to increase the value of your home and make it look tip top at the same time.

Work Logically

Work out your budget for improvements and work steadily through each one. Some things can be fixed with a lick of paint, sealant, or replacement parts. You can get pretty much everything you can think of online for a cheap rate, or if you’re in need of advice, most good DIY stores will be able to help out with their expertise. Again, if you’re unsure of how to go about fixing a minor problem, there are so many resources out there to help you.


It may seem like a no brainer, but it really pays to make sure every one of your appliances is in full working order. Sometimes minor losses in functionality can go under the radar on some appliances, but these things will be noticed when you get a valuation for your home or have viewings for a potential sale. Keep all the documentation like receipts and warranty information in a safe and accessible place for reference if anything goes wrong. You may find that the warranty covers minor problems, making sure you don’t spend a penny on maintenance in the early stages.

Fixtures and Fittings

Things like doorknobs, locks and joinery may not be the main things you notice in your home, but they significantly improve the look and feel of your property as well as make a good impression on buyers and when you get a valuation. You can get a valuation from places like House Network for a reliable quote. Take a look at your home with a buyer’s eyes. Go through each room and make a list of improvements to make, minor and major and weigh up their importance to prioritise time and spending.

Major Works

Certain faults with your property can really lessen attraction from buyers and sometimes put them off altogether even though the rest of the property meets all of their needs. The roof of a house, when in need of repair or replacement is one of these such features. The best advice is to just step up and get the fault fixed. If you leave it, it will put new owners off and ultimately just cause you more headache.

The best way to go about making those all-important changes is to nip problems in the bud before they become more expensive or hard to handle on your own. This will both reduce costs and reduce the stress of the whole process.