‘Effective’ ways to boost the value of your home – and what features to avoid


With the property market still booming across the country, many homeowners are looking for ways to boost the value of their homes before they put them on the market. Certain features in a home can add thousands to the price tag of a home, while others can do the opposite. National furniture retailer, ScS, has partnered with webuyanyhouse.co.uk to share their advice on what adds value to a home and what to avoid.

How to boost value

Replacing the kitchen floor

Replacing a kitchen floor can reportedly add up to £5,000 to the value of a property.

Buyers will be attracted to the clean, comfortable finish and the practicality of a floor that doesn’t need ripping up and replacing in a few years’ time.

Modern porcelain tiles are an “effective way” to add value onto the kitchen, as they’re hard-wearing, waterproof, stain-resistant and durable.

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These feature walls can look artistic, unique and truly spectacular if finished to a high standard.

However, they are not always appreciated by buyers.

Scalloped edges, accent corners and painted arches won’t always appeal to every individual which can make it more difficult to sell a property.

Homeowners should stick to neutral colours to appeal to buyers.

Log burners

A log burner on a cold, winter evening can make a room feel cosy and welcoming.

However, not every buyer finds them appealing as they require a lot of fuel and a place to store wood.

The risk of smoke damage and marking walls can also put buyers off.

Gold features

Gold features such as taps can add a touch of elegance to a home but they’re very stylistic which doesn’t appear to every buyer.

Gold can also quickly look stained and marked, and can be difficult to match with people’s furniture and other features in the home.


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