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Get your home ready for a sale

May 2nd 2017
By: Melanie
Get your home ready for a sale

If you are thinking about selling your property but need to tackle some tricky areas first, such as an outdated bathroom, kitchen or master bedroom, here are some tips from Sainsbury’s to help you get those issues ironed out:

Kitchen

This is a very important room because if it’s not right it could put off any potential buyers. If your kitchen is outdated first of all ask yourself whether replacing the kitchen is really necessary, and consider whether if you change one or all of the following the flooring, work tops, tiles, cupboard doors, sinks and taps that would be enough to make the room more sellable.  

Living space

Get your carpets deep cleaned, there’s nothing like the smell of freshly cleaned floors. Buyers love original features so if you have any of these makes sure they are looking at their best. If you have pets buy new beds and blankets.

Bathrooms

The bathroom is also a very important room to potential buyers, so upgrade your old suite with new taps and if necessary replace the existing one with either a white or cream suite, as these are the most popular colours.

A quick and easy way to brighten up the bathroom is by adding new towels, plants and pictures. If your floor has seen better days then consider replacing it with a lino. If your taps are encrusted with lime scale then use white vinegar soaked into a rag and then wrap these around your taps and fittings.

Bedrooms

Freshen up your bedrooms by making a few small changes such as changing the curtains, modern duvet covers and pillows can give a room an updated feel. Hide away and clutter.

For Sainsbury’s full guide to getting your house ready for a sale please follow this link http://www.sainsburysbank.co.uk/library/default/resources/guide-to-improving-your-home.pdf

Source: Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters Blog www.sainsburysbank.co.uk/moneymatters