If you have problems with your insulation or heating at home, when would you rather fix the problem? Is it a job you would prefer to do in summer when the need to repair holes or fix gaps isn’t as pressing, or do you leave it to winter when your house is damp, wet and cold? Summer is the ideal time to make property improvements, especially if you intend on selling your home.
Replace your windows
Your windows have a huge role to play in selling your home. A study by Vileda, where they provided property buyers with vision tracking glasses, showed that buyers are drawn to the window when they enter a room.
Many people want to see the view from the window, and this provides a good starting point to sweep the room, but the condition of your windows impacts on the whole house. If your windows are in great shape and provide reliable insulation, your home is warmer and protected.
A properly insulated home saves you money by lowering your energy bills, it helps you save the environment, and it can add value to your home. If you are planning on selling your house, improving the condition of your windows matter, and this is a job best undertaken in summer.
Re-siding the exterior of your house
Sometimes, a home showing signs of getting old adds character and style to a house. In many other cases, a house showing signs of ageing is a massive turn-off for buyers. There is nothing charming or stylish about paint starting to flake and peel. If you have a siding or if wood features prominently around the exterior of your home, there may come a time when patching up the issue or applying a coat of paint isn’t sufficient.
If you have concerns about any external elements of your property, make it a priority to deal with these matters in summer. A failure to improve these matters in summer leads to a difficult, and often expensive, time in autumn and winter.
Kerb appeal is essential, and you want to create the best possible impression with your house. If you are unsure of where to start in improving the exterior of your home, call on the experts who can assist you.
Freshen up your front door
If you plan on selling your home, adding a new front door is a smart move. Your front door says a lot about your home, and it creates an impression on buyers. However, the reaction it produces depends on how it looks and how reliable it is.
A front door should be welcoming and appealing, but it should also be safe and secure. The most common points of entry at home are the windows and doors. Therefore, investing in secure doors and windows makes your property a safer place, which is good news for you and any prospective buyer.
Other home improvement jobs you may wish to undertake in summer include:
- Refacing your kitchen cabinets
- Adding new countertops to your home
- Carrying out roof repairs or replacing your roof
If you are looking to sell your home, contact Austin Property Services, and we’ll ensure your home is fit for purpose. We also make sure you connect with the leading buyers in your area, so to make the best impression, contact the leading professionals.