29th April 2020
Preparing your home to go on the market after lockdown
With the nation confined to their homes due to the threat of Coronavirus, it’s the perfect time to undertake home improvement projects. For some, it may have made you realise just how much more space you and your family need, and you may be considering putting your home on the market when the time is right.
Whatever your situation, lockdown is the perfect time to undertake home improvements to help you enjoy your home even more and give you the best chance of attracting a buyer when the time is right.
Whether you decide to ‘like it or list it’ we’ve got five great tips that will improve your home and keep you and your family busy during lockdown.
Now is a great time to tackle all the areas where we store items so that they’re out of view. I’m talking lofts and garages!
Decluttering these areas will help free up valuable space and make moving house in the future far easier.
Recycling centres may well be closed, but you could keep a pile of things to take when the lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Involve each member of the family with sorting out their own wardrobe and discarding any items which no longer fit. You can take them to the clothes recycling containers/stations which are still available at larger supermarkets.
- Improving the garden
Thanks to the lighter evenings and warmer days, we are able to spend more time in our garden. Use the time to give our lawn more attention by keeping it mowed regularly and feed it with nutrients to help reinvigorate the grass growth and eliminate weeds.
Upcycle your garden pots by painting them to add a splash of colour to your garden and order new seasonal plants and hanging baskets to brighten up your outdoor area.
Degrime patio furniture and jet wash the patio to give it a new lease of life.
- Decorate and DIY
Decorating and DIY projects are still possible during lockdown, thanks to larger stores such as B&Q offering a click and collect service. Focus on rooms that are used frequently and are in need of re-painting. After decorating, try re-arranging the furniture in the room to allow more space.
- Convert a room into an office
If you don’t have a home office but you have a smaller bedroom or room that you are not using, consider converting it into a home office. The lockdown has forced more people to work from home and use modern technology to hold meetings, and it may well be something that we continue to use more of in the future.
- Upcycle furniture
Give some items of furniture a new lease of life by sanding them down and repainting them. Look at ways you can convert items such as wooden crates into shelving units or use any empty jam jars for displaying lights. The only limit is your imagination!
We may never get this time again to spend so much time and enjoy our homes – so let’s make the most of it.
You can read more about How to Prepare a House for Viewing in this post.
If you would like to discuss putting your home on the market after lockdown restrictions are lifted, please give our sales team a call. We’re still working from home and happy to answer any questions you may have.