How to improve your home for an easier sale

This article covers some ideas on how to make upgrades and alterations to your home that can help you sell it faster. It includes some suggestions on changes in ddcor and building work that can add value to your home and help you get more interest from buyers.

Selling your home doesn’t have to be difficult, it is all about generating interest from potential buyers; once they have seen the property and can imagine themselves living there it is far more likely that they will make an offer. So all you need to do is create a home that they can see themselves living in and the offers will come rolling in; you may end up with a bidding war.

Create the dream

Make your home into everyone’s dream house by adding space, light and comfort. If you have the option of creating more space then do; add an attic conversion and you will get your investment back in the increased house value. You’ll need some proper plans drawing up, so get a list of architects in London, Manchester or wherever you live and have them design a conversion for you. If you have outdoor space then consider adding a summer house or extending into the garden to create more space in your home. If there are nooks and crannies about your house that are of no practical use, then convert them into storage space; add shelving or cupboards so that you can tidy away any clutter that may be making the house look smaller and a little cramped.

If you can’t actually make space, then create the illusion

If you have no option to physically add extra space then you can create the illusion that it exists. Light rooms look much bigger than dark ones, so update the colour scheme and use light, bright colours; there are paints that have light reflecting particles for the really dark corners. If you have an area that really doesn’t get much light, then consider adding a window or skylight or increasing the existing window size. You may need planning permission to do this, so consult a list of architects in London or any other major city to find out whether you will need to adhere to certain rules. Mirrors and other decorating tricks such as carefully chosen wall papers can also create optical illusions and make your rooms look bigger and more spacious.

If you are having problems selling your home then try and look at it from a buyer’s point of view. Brighten up the dark spaces and make sure you have plenty of storage and a homely yet upmarket feel to the house; you want potential buyers to be able to see themselves living there and so a feel that the home is occupied without being cluttered or dark is perfect. Get help from any of a long list of architects in London to create the perfect space


Molly Turner is an interior designer who specialises in updating houses to sell them more quickly. She has found that creating a desire to live in a home results in more offers and a higher eventual selling price. You can get updated information from this page whenever you are ready to sell your home.

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