Take a look at how these simple decorating tasks can up the value of your home by £50,000!
If you're thinking about selling your home in the near future or simply want to add value to property, My Tool Shed have put together a few examples of affordable tasks you can implement that all cost under £1,000 and that could potentially add up to £50,000 to your home!
Install smart tech
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Research suggests that installing smart tech in your home could add up to £16,000 to the value of your home. For as little as £200 you can install a smart shower that links up to your phone and can be controlled through an app. Or, you could consider investing in smart plugs that can be controlled through Alexa or Google Home. Smart features make a home more connected and is appealing to a future buyer.
Spruce up your garden
Sprucing up your garden can cost very little. According to the study, mowing the lawn, creating neat flower beds, de-weeding a patio area and making it look generally neater can add £5,000 value to your property. This is an easy and affordable way to make your home more attractive.
Install garden decking
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If you're looking to invest money into your outdoor space, consider installing garden decking to separate a garden eating area. According to My Tool Shed, garden decking can cost as little as £300 and can add £5,000 to the overall value.
Freshen up your front door
When it comes to selling your property, first impressions count and kerb appeal is extremely important. For as little as £50 you can successfully paint your front door which could add up to £5,000 of value to your property.
Add new bathroom features
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Bathroom features are surprisingly affordable but can definitely ramp up the value of your home. You can pick up a set of new taps, a heated chrome towel rail, a new shower head all for under £100 and according to NetHousePrices, new features like this can add 2.88% onto your house’s value.
Update kitchen counters
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The kitchen is the heart of the home, so it's no surprise how it looks and functions carries a lot of value. By sprucing up your kitchen cabinets and giving them a lick of paint, you can add up to £1,000 to the value of your home. Also, consider switching up your handles for a more contemporary look and adding a fashionable and functional splashback.
Paint the walls
Speaking of colours, you can actually increase the value of your property just by picking the right colours for a particular room. Zillow recently conducted research and found that certain colours added value to people’s homes, such as painting the bathroom in light blue and the living room in light taupe. A standard tub of paint costs £16 and research shows that this can add a potential value of £4,000 plus – which is quite an increase for such a little spend.
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