Are you looking to sell your home before the end of 2023?
For many people, selling their homes marks the end of an era. Usually, a person has raised a family in the home that they’re selling and is now hoping to get some money out of the building to retire on or purchase another home with.
As is the way with selling your home, there will be some stress ahead, and it is best to prepare for it as far in advance as you can by making sure that your home is as desirable as possible to home buyers in 2023.
There are many things you can add to your home that can increase its value, so read on to learn about some of the most popular and sought-after features that people are looking for in homes this year.
Bedroom Wardrobes – Fitted!
Built-in wardrobes or fitted wardrobes are an incredibly desirable feature, particularly if you have them in more than one room. If you can’t afford that, however, simply having one in the main bedroom will suffice. Why are they so desirable? Well, because they save space and for many people, they are customizable. If a homeowner is somebody who has a large wardrobe of designer clothes, then they may not want to simply stuff them into a standing wardrobe.
As well as this, built-in wardrobes also save space. When you have a standing wardrobe, there is a large amount of space above the item that is wasted. When a custom wardrobe is installed, that space is included, and with the use of a step ladder, you can store anything on the shelves or on the racks in that area. So, it’s a great item to add to your home, and it will add value too!
Stone Countertops in the Kitchen
Stone countertops are an incredibly lavish and luxurious item that many people covet when they are looking for a home.
So, now is the time to look into the right stone countertops to add to your kitchen! Many people opt for quartz, granite, slate, or, if you have the budget, you can even opt for marble. Just make sure that you take care of these countertops in the interim between them being fitted and the home being sold. Many of these surfaces will require sealing and buffing and will need to be protected from spills and stains to keep them looking their best.
On to the passageway and potentially the living area, a hardwood floor is a striking feature and a touch of class that you don’t see in many homes.
Much like the stone countertops in the kitchen, you will need to take care of this kind of flooring between it being fitted and the home being sold. You should also ensure that this is fitted by a professional floor layer to make sure it lines up correctly and that it comes with a guarantee that you can pass on to the new homeowners. Typical options for hardwood floors include oak, hickory, and maple. In order to ensure that they last the test of time, you will usually also need to have these woods polished, buffed, and sealed, as this will prevent them from becoming brittle or mouldy, which is not a good look when you are trying to sell your home!
A beautiful front or back garden cannot be overlooked when you are trying to sell your home and is a very desirable feature to have.
Most sought-after gardens in 2023 usually have motion sensor lighting, a water feature, and clear borders, and sometimes they will even have a summer house and a jacuzzi. If you can afford to have stone chipping put down on the walkways, opt for this too, as this creates a very upper-class look to even the smallest garden space.
For the front of the house, try to keep it looking trim and neat with clearly defined borders. If you have a parking space, make sure it is clear and free from weeds.
Double or Triple Glazed Windows
Lastly, it is worth investing in double or triple-glazed windows.
These are desirable to many homebuyers because they save a small fortune on electric and heating bills, and they’re also soundproofed, meaning that if your home is located on a busy street, the new owners will not have to listen to cars going past or people talking outside. These windows also prevent dampness and mould accumulation.