Spring Cleaning Ideas and Solutions

By: Chris Lattuada

At the beginning of the year, many of us would like to either move out or dedicate a few days to deep cleaning our homes. So, this year when you are faced with the dreariness of your home surroundings, do both.

You may be planning to move out of your home sometime soon, so ask yourself what are the improvements that would actually benefit you during the remainder of your stay. Consider those changes that will allow you to enjoy your home life more and still maintain their value after you sell.

The following article will provide some good ideas on doing just this. These special home improvements will allow you to enjoy your home more and will improve the value of your sale price in the years to come.

Kitchen

There is no end to the plethora of ways your kitchen can be improved for convenience and aesthetic appeal. This doesn’t have to involve extensive work or major investments, but a replacing the cabinets and adding an island may be a great way to improve the appearance and even functionality of your home.

Bathroom

Adding a new bathroom to the second floor or an en-suite bathroom to the second bedroom could raise your home value by as much as 5% according to statistics held in Nationwide. It is less time-consuming in comparison to other rooms in a home and with the help of experts such as bathroom designers in Surrey, your home value can rise by just 3-4 days.

Garden room

No matter how big or small your home, if you have a good-sized garden you have plenty more space. Garden rooms are excellent solutions for a new office, studio, workshop or playroom away from the main home where too much noise can be an issue. If you take the extra step and install plumbing to make an en-suite bathroom, you have yourself a guest house.

Conservatory

While similar in concept to the garden room, a conservatory is built as an annexe to your home but still takes up some garden space. This is smart as long as you still have roaming room in your garden. Consider the location and temperatures. On the south side, it may be warm and need some extra cooling in the summer, on the North side, it could be cooler and require heating in the summer.

Garden

When making your improvements never forget what a value the garden has in itself. It is easy to allow the garden to fall to its own entropy over the winter months but the spring is the time to kick it back into shape. Whether you are going to stay in your home or place it up on the market, having the garden in a clean and beautiful condition is a pleasure to the eye and always gives a good first impression of the home. After all, a home that looks like it will require yardwork is always slightly uninspiring.

 

Exterior

Most of the opinions your potential home buyers will make about the purchase will come from the conditions of your home’s exterior. Does the home need some fresh paint or trimming? Are the pathways through your garden and windows in good condition? Do you have vines or ivies that need to be cut back? What about the front door and exterior light fixtures, do any of them need to be replaced? All these details will improve the essential curb value and decrease the time your home is on the market.

General Spruce Up

You can get a lot more enjoyment and peace in your home as well as better prices from homebuyers with a general spruce up. Consider this a deep cleaning along with some repair work on broken tiles, fixtures, plumbing appliances and anything else that is out of order. Simply touching up the interiors with soap and water and splash of paint where needed can breathe new life into the home as well.

So, there you have some important ways to increase the value of your home and the quality of life for you and other residents until you sell.