When selling your home, it can be difficult to try to prioritise what you need to do to your property before putting it on the market.
The housing market, particularly in some parts of the country, can be extremely competitive, and it seems there’s growing pressure to have the perfect home, ready to be lived in right away, before you put it up for sale.
So, what are buyers looking for in a home? We explore the best ways to increase resale the value of your property in the eyes of prospective buyers, and how you can achieve maximum results, for minimum outlay and effort…
The Importance of Energy Efficient Insulation
Whether you possess a period property, or own a new build home, the unanimous verdict from the housing market is that energy efficiency matters!
This doesn’t just mean turning your lights out as you leave a room, buying an efficient fridge, and installing a smart meter, but rather starting right where it all begins – the structure of your home itself.
Traditional vs Modern Methods
Traditional homes in the UK have wall cavity and floor crawl spaces that are stuffed with fibreglass insulation or rolled blanket-type insulation, or lined with foil to try to reflect radiant energy and cold air.
These solutions are dated and have since been replaced with newer insulation technology – yet few of us actually check what insulation we have and what condition it is in until we either sell our own property or inspect one we’re looking to buy.
The most modern form of insulation is spray foam-a product that is sprayed or injected directly into the cavities of a property to provide an impressively airtight seal.
Upon application, spray foam expands up to 100 times its original size, filling every available space, to radically reduce air leaks (and consequently your household bills.)
If you’re worried about the structure of your property itself, you can allay both your and the buyer’s concerns by having the foam installed densely and into extra cavities, to help support its frame