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Boost property value by redecorating

Created: 13/03/2014

The UK property market is a competitive place and today’s buyers are demanding a lot more for their money. If you want to improve your property’s chances of selling or just want to invest in its future then a few redecorating and home improvements could be worth your while, with HSBC finding that redecorating increased a home’s value by £3,229 in 2011, up 62% from 2009.

There are some home improvements you can carry out with little or no help whatsoever, but this often runs the risk of them not being completed to a professional standard and can, in fact, decrease the value of your property. If you are looking for a handyman in London, there are a large number available that could save you money in the long run by getting the job right first time thus enabling you to avoid poorly fitted appliances and dodgy paintwork that could see property value dwindle unnecessarily.

A new kitchen

A new kitchen is reported to add £9,125 to the average value of a property in London, compared to just £4,300 in the North East, making it a solid investment if you have property in the area. Not only is this room a key selling point of a property, it is also a focal point of modern living; a new kitchen is a quick way to improve home living even if you are not looking to sell.


A cosmetic makeover can completely transform a property, and by simply updating its colour scheme you could be attracting more buyers and adding value to your home. There are a number of painters and decorators in Dulwich and the surrounding area that can carry out major paint jobs for a reasonable price and, if you only need to update a small room, it could cost next to nothing while dramatically improving the look and value of your property.

You don’t have to carry out expensive and stressful building work to increase the value of a property - some simple cosmetic improvements can pull in more viewings and make your home much more appealing to buyers.


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