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Top DIY tips and tricks to improve your property

Property investors often debate on how best to improve their properties. Whether that is undergoing big property renovations or improving their green credentials, there are plenty of options on the table.

The team at home services company, Hometree, has put their heads together and come up with a list of helpful DIY tips and tricks to help increase your property’s value.

Boost kerb appeal


The outside of your property will give the all-important first impression to people and potential buyers. So, doing anything from replacing the front door to cleaning the windows and gutters or keeping the garden tidy can make a huge difference to the way people view your property.

Paint and decorate

Giving your walls a fresh lick of paint can go a long way. Neutral colours will make a room seem bigger and lighter, plus it allows potential buyers to visualise how they would adapt the space to their liking when they move in.

Update your central heating

A modern and energy efficient system is important. Upgrading a boiler that is older than 10 years can be a profitable investment as it will improve the property’s energy rating in the long run, whilst also lowering energy bills and your carbon footprint significantly.

Declutter, declutter, declutter

Set aside some time to go through each room and think about what you really need or how you can make the space tidier. Getting rid of excess furniture, clearing paperwork and tidying items hidden away from under your bed will help make a good impression to potential buyers and renters.

Tart up the kitchen

While an entirely new kitchen can cost thousands of pound, replacing even the smaller items can help make the space look more contemporary. Updating fixtures and fittings or a new work surface can make the area more appealing. And remember to keep it clean too to boost appeal!

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