Friday 22 September 2017
Keys to increasing the value of housing

Keys to increasing the value of housing

    Being careful and maintaining a good home helps ensure that it does not lose much value. Renting a second hand property, for sale or rent, is easier if it has a current image and is in good condition. But what do you do to get the most out of the house? Take notes of the advices given by a luxury real estate in Barcelona.  

First steps

The first thing to do before starting to make reforms is to list the shortcomings, weaknesses and strengths of housing. In this way, it will be much easier to see what needs to be reformed, improved and enhanced. Knowing what the characteristics of the most demanded houses in the area (large floors of many rooms, studios for singles ...) will also help in revaluing the price of the property. When it comes to any reform or renovation, it is important to think about the effect it will have on the appraisal value of the house and avoid all those that will not make up much of the expense. A starting point can be the rehabilitation aid offered by the different autonomous communities for works that improve energy efficiency or the adaptability of housing.  


- Add or remove bedrooms: depending on whether the house is very large or very small, you can choose to remove rooms or add them. The important thing, in this case, is to be clear that it is what is most demanded in the area. - Add or remove bathrooms: creating a new bathroom is an expensive renovation, but if you have room, it is always a wise decision. If, on the contrary, you have several bathrooms and are not necessary or are too small, it is preferable to get rid of one of them and give that space to another room of the house. - Remove unnecessary partitions or pillars: these are works that require an architect because any modification of a structural element must be calculated correctly to avoid future problems, and major work permits, but it is a reform that can help Gain lots of space. - Enclosures: changing doors and windows for ones that offer greater insulation, thermal and acoustic, is to make the house more efficient, increasing the chances of success with the sale or rent. At this point it is advisable to consult with the aids to the energetic improvement of the house.   - Built-in wardrobes: Creating spaces for storage by taking advantage of dead corners can be a great success and a more demanding when selling or renting the house.  


- Kitchen: the kitchen is one of the most important spaces of the house so it is imperative that it is in very good condition. This does not have to mean investing a lot of money, but sometimes, it is convenient to renew elements such as the floor, tiles or furniture. A layer of new paint or vinyl papers along with new handles and complements may suffice. If, in addition, new appliances, efficient and of the same color are placed, it can be very easy to convince the possible buyer. - Bathrooms: As with the kitchen, it is an easily renewable space. If it is not strictly necessary, it is not necessary to change the toilets, cleaning them and putting new ones will suffice. In addition, paint the tiles, change or paint the cabinet under the sink, replace the bathtub by a handy shower, put a screen or renovate the curtains, change the showerhead or new shower knob, a handy radiator towel rail and replace the taps and mirror Are small changes that can improve the bath considerably. - Doors: if the origin is not badly damaged, you can choose to coat them or simply clean them and change the handle to give them a fresh air. - Floors: today there are many options to renovate the floor, from imitation wood or stoneware vinyl, to the parquet or click dry ceramic. If the home has well-maintained quality floors, the best option is to polish or stab them, as appropriate.  


- Painting: for sale, it is important that the walls of the house are free of chips, stains or moisture. When it comes to painting, it is best to choose neutral colors that bring luminosity and enlarge the space. - Furniture: it is important to create an image of amplitude and luminosity, for that reason, it is necessary to be careful not to overfill the furniture space. It is time to get rid of furniture in poor condition or in disuse. The best thing is to decorate with light furniture, combined with some vintage piece that brings warmth. - Lighting: the amount of light in the house can decide the sale or rent, so it is essential to have a correct lighting. The first thing is to take full advantage of the natural light that enters through the windows and then bet on the lamp and bulb suitable for each corner, according to the tasks to be performed on it. A simple way to improve lighting is to change the bulbs to brighter and greener ones.   - Exteriors: if you have a garden or terrace is essential to know how to take advantage of them. In the case of the garden, having the lawn arranged and the plants in perfect condition will suffice, but if you want to exploit more, you can hire a small landscaping project. As for the terrace, carefully furnished furniture and finishes in good condition will suffice.

Additional features

- Home automation packages: you do not have to spend a lot of money to have a more efficient and safe house. A small package of domotics with presence detectors or electric blinds will be enough to increase the value of the house. - Accessibility: As important aspects as accessibility or adaptive elements can be a reason to sell / rent or not.
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