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Selling your home is stressful at the best of times, especially as the trend is for prices to go down. Try these tips to make sure you get the best price you can.
Let’s be honest – selling a house is an emotional situation, as our homes are our castles. The asking price is frequently five per cent above the price that properties sell for, so don’t get upset if your pride and joy is not going to make you as much as you had hoped. Check similar properties in your area – are they in the same condition to yours? Watch what they sell for and be prepared to adjust, even if just mentally.
No one likes to see a cluttered or messy front garden, which could even put your prospective buyers off coming inside. Make sure it is tidy and clutter-free and …
More and more research is coming out about how important natural light can be in our homes, and as it turns out, there are a lot of different reasons.
Helps You Sleep Better
Daylight helps maintain the daily cycle of when we should be awake and asleep, which allows us to perform at our best if kept to. Having more of this natural light in our homes will enable us to stick to this natural cycle instead of making our own with artificial light.
Sunlight gives us vitamin D and B, which are both very important. Sunlight has recognised healing powers and other health benefits such as improving digestion and circulation, increasing red blood cells and boosting your immune system.
Artificial light can have detrimental effects on our vision. There has been research that has determined that exposure to natural light is good for …
A garage might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of adding value to your house, but perhaps it should be. According to the Independent newspaper, a garage can increase the price of your home by around 10 per cent. It is hardly surprising in the days of resident permits and tighter parking restrictions that a garage or parking space is one of the top requests of prospective house buyers in the UK.
While many use them as a secure place to store their car, others use their garage as a workshop. Recently, people have even started converting their garages into house extensions, renovating them into additional guest rooms or even kitchens. Converting a garage is much cheaper than building an extension from scratch. Ideal Home magazine reports it can result in a value increase of 14 per cent.
If you’re happy with …
Tackling home-improvement tasks is something many find to be a daunting prospect. However, all that is needed for successful projects is knowledge about the best materials and methods. Put these tips to work on your next job, and you will be well on your way to creating the home of your dreams.
When removing cabinets as part of a kitchen remodel, make sure you don’t just unscrew and yank them off the wall. You will more than likely end up taking some or all of the drywall off with you. Take time and care to remove each and every screw, and use a utility knife around the edges to break the caulking that was most likely used to seal between the cabinet and the wall.
Sometimes traditional and economical methods of dealing with squeaky doors may work for you. Here is a cheap alternative that you can try: Remove the …