Britons can increase the value of their home by doing a household chore - 'especially in the kitchen'

Britons can increase the value of their home by doing a household chore - 'especially in the kitchen'

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Anna Barry

By Anna Barry

Published: 19/02/2024

- 18:33

Updated: 19/02/2024

- 22:42

A property expert spoke exclusively to GB News about how Britons can increase the value of their home before selling

Britons looking to sell their properties can up their price with a few simple tweaks and hacks.

Jonathan Rolande, founder of House Buy Fast, told GB News that sprucing up your home can go a long way.

He warned Britons looking to sell their homes that clutter is the enemy, advising them to "declutter - especially in the kitchen".

According to the expert, a neat and tidy home can be much more valuable than a messy one - think, a place for everything and everything in its place.

Woman sorting kitchen cupboards / Putting plates away

Britons can increase the value of their home by completing a kitchen chore


The same goes for bedrooms with Jonathan Rolande advising: "Put rooms back to the intended use – bedroom gyms don’t help sell a home."

Britons can also make their homes more attractive by "getting all the bins out of sight".

Rolande added: "Get everything looking its best. Jet wash the patio and drive, clean the windows and woodwork, and attend to any little jobs that need doing to create the right impression.

"If it needs it, paint the front door, and add a clear number or house name to help buyers find you.

Homeowners can also entice buyers with a clean home, so ensure you wash your windows inside and out if you plan on selling.

Rolande added: "Make sure it is warm and cosy on a cold day for viewings or cool and ventilated when the weather is hot.

"Air fresheners in the hall and landing help, make them seasonal – warm spice in winter, fresh flowers in summer."

Britons who have furry friends at home may love to have them sit on the sofa as part of the family.

Dog relaxing on chair at home

Keeping pets out of the way could add value to your home


But the expert recommended that people looking to increase the value of their home should "keep pets out of the way".

Rolande concluded: "Get an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) and if you are close to being in a higher band, invest in additional insulation or energy-saving lightbulbs.

"Buyers look at the EPC and will often pay more for a home that’s cheaper to run."

Another expert said that "very tempting" home improvements could devalue your property.

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