Posted on
January 22nd, 2016

Ways to Add Value to Your Home

Whether you are looking to sell your home now, soon or in the distant future, you should think about the value of your home and if there are any ways to increase it. This could be something big like building a new conservatory, or something simpler like redecorating each room.

Here are 3 ways that you can improve your home and increase its worth!

Address damp and mould problems

One of the most important things for you to do if you are thinking of selling your home is address damp and mould problems. Not only would this be off-putting to potential buyers but it could also do serious damage to their health if they were to move in. It is essential that you address these problems as soon as you spot them because if left untreated they can cause permanent damage to the building which will drastically affect the value of your home.

Damproof your basement

It is extremely common for basements to be affected by condensation, damp and mould as they are lower ground, meaning that moisture from the surrounding earth can get in. By having damp proofing installed in your basement, you can prevent this from happening. Potential buyers will want any possessions that are stored in this room to be kept dry which makes basement damp proofing a great selling point for your home. Remember that this isn’t an easy job, so you will need to hire a qualified professional to carry out the installation!

Fix any drafts or leaks

If you are showing potential buyers around the home and they notice a draft or leak, the chances are that they won’t want to buy. You should fix these problems before you put the property on the market if you want to increase the chance of it selling. Drafts and leaks can often lead to household problems like damp and mould, which will also reduce the value of your property.

If you need advice on any damp or mould problems, our experts would be happy to help. Please call 0845 400 6666 or email to speak to a member of Dampkits team.



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