Most of us are quite keen to explore different ways that we can increase the value of our properties, or at the very least, ensure that they don’t depreciate. If you are looking to sell your property and want to make it more attractive to potential buyers as well as maximising your return, here are some things that you could consider.
It has been common knowledge for several years that bathrooms are a significant selling point when it comes to properties. A clean, modern bathroom is not only aesthetically pleasing but also more practical. You could make improvements to increase the value of your property or to make it a more appealing environment for your personal use.
Kitchen refurbishments are another way of increasing the value of your property while at the same time, making the kitchen a more practical working space. Consider including the latest hobs, which are also more efficient and ovens are also attractive to western buyers. Quality working spaces within the kitchen are also a major selling point. If you do have space, you could always consider other labour-saving devices such as a dishwasher.
This superb house for sale in Bang Saray features a very stylish kitchen
Quality of Construction
If you are conducting work at home, you want it to be done by quality tradesmen. If any work you have done, regardless of how big or small it is if it is sub-standard, it will have a detrimental impact on the value of your property. It is worth shopping around and getting the best people to complete the work rather than simply the cheapest.
Although not necessarily a home improvement, carrying out regular maintenance at your home will help to retain its value. Make sure your property is frequently decorated, air conditioning units are run periodically, and all general repairs are done in a timely manner. Regular maintenance will also save you money in the long-term too as prevention is better than cure.
A well maintained and renovated house like this one will be rented quickly
Electrical equipment in the home should be updated as required. This could be items such as circuit boards or even the wiring. As many properties in Thailand are sold fully furnished, it could be worth considering updating the main TV or other stand out items. This will make your property instant more appealing to viewers.
Garden and Outdoor Area
A well-manicured garden and well-maintained outdoor area will increase the curb appeal of your property. Needless to say, if you have a private swimming pool it should be cleaned frequently. Landscape gardeners and other workers are relatively cheap in Thailand so this is a way or making your home stand out without breaking the bank
Garages, as opposed to car ports, aren’t particularly common in Thailand but if you do have one and you don’t have a car, it may be worth converting into a more practical room. This could be a study or even a home gym. Once again, this will make your own living environment more pleasurable but could potentially increase the value of your home too.