Britons can add value to their home in 2024 with 'low-cost' cleaning job that 'impresses potential buyers'

Britons can add value to their home in 2024 with 'low-cost' cleaning job that 'impresses potential buyers'

Britons discussing house prices and getting on the property ladder

Anna Barry

By Anna Barry

Published: 25/03/2024

- 15:20

Doing a deep clean may be the secret to making more money on your home sale

Quick, simple home improvements can go a long way when it comes to increasing house prices.

According to property experts, having a major clean-up is an effective and inexpensive value booster.

In its 2024 property guide, The Bespoke Sign House revealed that Britons can add value to their home before selling by doing a "DIY deep clean".

The experts said: "A sparkling clean home with gleaming floors and sanitised surfaces is a low-cost way to impress potential buyers."

Woman cleaning windows at home / For sale sign

Britons can leave a good impression on potential buyers with a few home improvements


Cleaning up and creating a spotless space will allow prospective buyers to see all your home has to offer.

The cleaning experts at phClean described a "deep clean" as "a complete rubdown and giving attention to the often neglected and hard-to-reach spots".

They said: "The main difference between your regular cleaning versus deep cleaning is the attention to detail. While regular cleaning is for your cleanliness upkeep, deep cleaning is a lot more extensive than your standard weekly clean."

Decluttering goes hand in hand with cleaning. Britons who are putting their properties on the market were advised to "declutter rooms, remove personal items and create a neutral palette".

Budget-friendly ways to add value to your property in 2024

  1. DIY deep clean
  2. Rearrange furniture to improve "flow and functionality" - bonus points for adding pops of colour with throws or cushions
  3. Declutter
  4. Upgrade lighting fixtures, swapping outdated styles for more modern ones
  5. Replace old or mismatched doorknobs
  6. Strategically place mirrors to make rooms appear larger and add natural light
  7. Add a personalized house sign
  8. Plant a vegetable and herb garden
  9. Enhance outdoor seating
  10. Upgrade bathroom fixtures - think dated faucets, towel racks and shower heads
Woman cleaning bathroom sink

'A sparkling clean home with sanitised surfaces is a low-cost way to impress potential buyers'


This will enable prospective buyers to "envision themselves in the space" - not just envision you in the space.

Making a few swaps can also make a world of difference when it comes to increasing property value. Switching old lighting fixtures for more chic, modern styles, replacing mismatched doorknobs with "sleek, modern hardware", and upgrading bathroom fixtures are all ways Britons can get more for their home.

Another way Britons can boost their property's value is by making specific improvements to their gardens. According to an expert, a small change can increase your house price by nearly £30k.

For those looking to sell their home fast, painting your front door a sophisticated colour can have a significant impact on a sale.

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