The Gazette highlighted the research conducted by the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), which found that redecorating, garden landscaping and installing new flooring are the most common things we spend our money on.
NAEA chief executive Mark Hayward said that there are many reasons why people are choosing to make improvements to their property.
“It may be because they have realised the value and sale potential it can add, or they cannot afford to move and are looking to make the most of what they’ve already got,” he suggested.
If you’re hoping to make improvements that will make it easier to sell your home, it’s best to focus on things that improve its appearance or create more space, Mr Hayward advised.
One area that you should always pay attention to if you’re going to put your house on the market is how it appears from the street. Kerb appeal is an important factor in selling homes and you should make sure that yours looks as good as possible to prospective buyers. That may mean paying for external house painting in London to give the right impression.
You should also clean your windows and make sure that the front door is in a good state of repair and looks welcoming.
LancasterOnline recently offered some advice on the jobs you should do if you’re selling your home, which included finding the time to do those little DIY projects you’ve been putting off and decluttering rooms as much as you can.