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How To Increase The Value Of Your Home In 5 Easy Steps

Whether you are planning to sell your home and move on, or you just want to live in a home your friends will love to come back to, these five home improvement suggestions will go a long way to ensuring that you have a beautiful well thought out home.

These five section are areas that we know make big difference to being able to sell at the right price and also enable you to sell quickly.

1. Solid Wood Flooring

It's all about first impressions. When you walk into a house the first thing you touch is the floor. There is nothing that can make the same statement about your home as a good quality solid wood floor. It sets the scene for your home and is something that is instantly admired by visitors. You'll probably only have the main living areas and hallway floored whilst the bedrooms can be kept warm and cosy with well chosen carpet.

2. Light Up your Life

Good lighting can make a bad situation look much better. Many homes are stuck with the same boring and plain lighting arrangement that they were designed with. One main light hanging in the centre of each room. Some inventive people have purchased a few floor lights here and there, plugged into sockets.

Good lighting though, is not an afterthought. In can take a significant amount of effort to install good lighting appropriate for each room. And the key is appropriate for each room. The kitchen will need very different lighting than the living rooms. Wall lights may well be appropriate for the living room, with some well chosen up-lights thrown in. Whilst the dining area may benefit from recessed lighting and the kitchen from both recessed and cabinet concealed lighting.

Lighting Ideas - Home Design Tips

3. Colour Scheme that is Attractive and Modern

Magnolia throughout may be the safe option, but it can also make your home plain and boring. You don't want to put people off by choosing too many bold colours, but a little creativity can make a massive difference. Browse through the interior design magazines for ideas. The chance is that someone has already solved the problem for you and you'll pick up some great ideas about colour matching.

4. Well Kept Garden

Even if you are not a gardener, everyone just loves a well kept and organised garden. It creates an attractive and peaceful place in your home to relax and enjoy nature. If you have visitors, watch what they do when they approach your well kept garden, theyll want to walk straight into it.

5. Add Space

We fill space. And most of us can very easily fill more space. So being able to have an extra amount of space that you can use all year round, for dining, socialising, working and relaxing, can make a massive difference to your lifestyle.

The most cost effective way to get that extra space is through a conservatory. Many people have a traditional or lean to style conservatory at the back of their home. But whatever the style, a DIY conservatory can be installed for under £4000 and will give you a lifetime of pleasure as well as increase the value of your home.

It is unlikely that any one of these will enable you to increase the value of your home, or help you to sell it quicker. However, implementing all five of these ideas is virtually guaranteed to increase the sale price, definitely increase the speed of sale and if you don't sell, give you years and years of pleasure in your home.

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