Agent’s five tips for doing up your house

Carl Watts of Brown & Cockerill says there are five main points to consider

Carl Watts of Brown & Cockerill says there are five main points to consider

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What should you spend time and money on when improving your property?

Carl Watts from Brown & Cockerill Estate Agents in Rugby has some advice and tips for sellers.

He said: “Before you do anything to your home you should ask yourself whether you are doing the work for your own benefit or for resale. Try to cover both scenarios and make changes that you can enjoy whilst improving the value and saleability. I suggest the five main points that you need to look at are kitchen, bathrooms, decoration, windows and kerb appeal. The kitchen is often the most saleable room of a home. In bathrooms, colours are out. There is only one type of bathroom that you should install, and that is a white suite with chrome fittings.

“The simple rule for decoration is that unless you are very competent on the art of interior design, keep it neutral. In so many instances I have been to value a house where internally it is absolutely immaculate but the outside is tatty. Kerb appeal is about first impressions and that means the landscaping needs to be trimmed and the lawn needs to be mowed regularly. Windows need to be up to scratch and front doors, if wooden, need to be painted. “

Call (01788) 551111, see, pop into the town centre offices at 12 Regent Street, Rugby or visit the agents on Facebook.

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