Are you considering putting your house on the market? Perhaps you’re keen to get your home ready to sell? Then you may be wondering which areas to invest your time and money in.
When it comes to saleability, certain parts of your house will add more value than others. A recent study by furniture expert Hammonds asked 2,000 UK adults which features are most sought after and would entice them to splash more cash on a house. Here’s what they found out.
It turns out that the feature that would encourage Brits to spend the most money is a garden. The study revealed that house hunters would be happy to fork out around £5,044 more on average for a garden, with 10% saying they’d splash out £15k over the asking price for a place with a garden.
For this reason, it’s worth spending a bit of time making any outdoor space look as appealing as possible. Make sure the grass is cut, inject colour through potted plants, and cut back any wild-looking shrubs or hedges.
If you have a patio, get it looking summer ready by jet-washing the flags and positioning outdoor furniture well so that potential buyers can visualise themselves enjoying the space.
The study also found that plenty of storage is high on the wish list for house hunters. UK adults would cough up an extra £3,597 on a house with lots of storage, and an extra £3,408 for built-in solutions.
Consider if your current storage is up to scratch. For example, does your master bedroom offer plenty of space for clothes, shoes, and accessories?
If not, it may be worth upgrading to fitted or walk-in wardrobes that not only provide sought-after storage but enhance the overall look and feel of the space.
The energy crisis has seen bills across the UK skyrocket. “British Gas has said household energy bills are likely to remain high for the foreseeable future as wholesale market prices remain at more than double the normal level”, says The Guardian.
It’s no wonder then that the Hammonds study found eco-friendly features are highly sought after among Brits. Solar panels and triple-glazed windows would see house hunters fork out around £3.5k more when buying a house.
When getting your place ready to sell, consider how you could make any improvements to energy efficiency. Are there any windows that need upgrading or could you improve the insulation?
If you’re about to put your place on the market and are keen to get as much money as possible, it’s worth concentrating your time, energy, and cash on these features that are highly sought-after by house hunters. Wishing you the best of luck with your sale!