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Home improvements for under £500


When it comes to selling or letting your home, keeping it well maintained and well presented should be high on your priority list. After all, first impressions really do count! The good news is, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Get your property looking its best by carrying out these simple home improvements for under £500.

Home improvements for under £500

1. Use mirrors to create the illusion of natural light

One of the simplest home improvements for under £500 is to use mirrors around the house. By hanging mirrors opposite windows, you’ll create the illusion of more natural light than there actually is. In addition, mirrors strategically placed to reflect light into dark corners will instantly make a room feel brighter and more spacious.

2. Add privacy to your garden

Sprucing up the garden can go a long way and there’s no need for a large budget to achieve this. Simply clear litter, mow the lawn, remove weeds and cut back any overgrown trees and shrubs.

Whilst an open, clutter-free outside space is appealing, privacy is also essential. Add privacy to your garden by growing trees or assembling a pergola. As well as creating privacy, this is a great way to separate areas in the garden for different uses. Also consider putting up a fence or wall around the boundary, anything below 2 metres will not require planning permission.

3. Get rid of busy wallpaper so your buyer won’t have to

In general, we all have differing tastes in patterns and texture, but many people find busy wall paper designs overwhelming. We recommend using paint and keeping colours neutral to broaden the appeal of your home.

4. Replace the front door

The front door of your home can say a lot about the rest of the house to viewers seeing it for the first time. If you’re unable to afford to replace the door, make sure it looks attractive by giving it a power wash or a fresh lick of paint.

5. Make your home more energy efficient

Making your home more energy efficient will not only help to reduce your current household bills, but it can also help when advertising the property. Prospective buyers/tenants will be looking to save money, and the more energy efficient your home is, the less they will have to spend on running cost. Check out 6 Ways To Improve Your Property’s EPC Rating.

For further advice on making improvements on your house before putting it on the market, why not get in touch for a free consultation with one of our expert advisors.



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Date Posted

February 10, 2020

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Katy Storer

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