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While many are racing to beat the stamp duty holiday deadline on 31 March, experts are predicting that the market, while it may slow, will not crash in 2021. So, before you dive headfirst into giving your home a radical makeover, take a moment to consider what improvements will appeal to a buyer, and which will turn them away.


Steer clear of 'trend-based' decor and feature walls

When decorating, choosing on-trend colours may look fantastic for now but could be quite divisive for potential buyers. It might be a cliché but go for neutral colours.

A striking feature wall might seem like a good idea when you’ve been stuck at home during the lockdown and staring at the same four walls, but putting effort and money one a bold feature wall could prove divisive when it comes to selling your home.


Think twice before adding an en-suite 

A tiny shower room with an almost impractically small sink created out of the corner of the bedroom may prove to be more of an annoyance than a feature that adds value. Similarly, a big stand-along bathtub in the bedroom looks great but can be quite impractical to live with.


Think carefully before converting a bedroom

We all want a home office for the post-pandemic future, but be wary of making changes that can’t be easily reversed later. Permanently losing a bedroom could potentially knock thousands off your home. 


Spend money on details like light switches and a new front door 

A small but very effective change that can be done in the home is to change light switches and plug sockets so they are all uniform throughout the home. The same can be applied to skirting boards, cornices, and internal doors too. Updating these elements will elegantly transform your home. A new front door will also massively boost your kerb appeal.


If you’re wanting to market your home and looking for estate agents in Retford, talk to us today!

Alexander Jacob - Letting and Estate Agents in Retford