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  • Jun 09, 2021

7 Quick Hacks to Improve Your Home Value in Dubai

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Property buyers in Dubai are indeed spoilt for choice with plenty of options at their disposal. However, the market hasn’t been particularly favourable for sellers in the last couple of years.

Due to the high supply, the property prices witnessed a dip, and the pandemic too adversely impacted the situation. Having said that, things are changing now as the market is on the route to recovery. This year, residential property prices in Dubai are expected to increase for the first time in 6 years. This is certainly good news for those thinking of selling their properties.

However, bear in mind that the market is still very competitive. You need to add value to your property to be able to attract potential buyers. Fortunately for you, there are various things you can do to give your property a competitive edge. Even if you don’t want to sell your home now, it’s still a better idea to make changes to your property that will promptly increase its value. This way, you won’t face a lot of challenges when you are listing it for sale in the market.

On this note, let’s take a look at some quick and effective hacks that can improve your home value:

Quick & Easy Ways to Boost Your Home Value

Power Wash Your Home

It’s a known fact that when buyers visit a home for viewing purposes, they are extra cautious and careful. They tend to notice even the smallest of details.

As a seller, you shouldn’t give them any reason to reject your property. Of course, every house that has been used and lived in is bound to have some flaws. And the best way to conceal them is to give your home a power wash. A sparkling clean home can garner everyone’s attention. It looks, feels, and smells good. So, instead of just cleaning the visible surfaces, get your home deep cleaned. It certainly adds to the home value.

Declutter

This is one of the most effective methods and the best part? It doesn’t cost a dime. All it needs is some time and effort on your part.

Always remember that no one would like to select a property as their new abode that’s messy and is full of clutter. So, it’s a wise idea to create a neutral tone that can appeal to everyone, and for this, you will have to remove all the unnecessary stuff. The added bonus of this hack is that it will make your home look spacious, and cleaning wouldn’t take a lot of time.

Spruce Up Your Bathroom and Kitchen

Most people, when they visit a property to view it, pay special attention to these two areas. Because, if the bathroom or the kitchen is in an unkempt condition, it will most certainly drive the potential buyers away.

There are various ways you can improve the appearance of your bathroom and the kitchen. Starting from the bathroom, make sure there are no faulty faucets. If they are old and worn out, get them changed. It wouldn’t cost a lot. Also, everything must be in order and perfectly mint condition. Clean and scrub tiles as well.

The same goes for the kitchen. Devote extra time in cleaning the cabinets. Again, if they are old, get them changed, polished or repainted.  Changing their knobs may also help.

This is a proven way to increase your home value.

Add a Garden Room

A garden room will add a much-needed element of greenery and freshness to your home. It can be a perfect place for remote working – a trend that has rather become a norm since last year. Also, it can turn out to be a relaxing place where you can spend some time in the evening sipping a cup of coffee. Most importantly, having a garden room will increase the home value up to a great extent.

Although it may seem like an extensive procedure to have an entire room dedicated to adding greenery to your property, it doesn’t have to be. If you live in a villa, the process can certainly be very easy, as there’s plenty of space available at your disposal.

However, for apartment residents, it can be a bit of a challenge since they are already short on space. Even then, you can dedicate a small portion to create a mini-garden on your property. Those who have a terrace or small balcony can get a few plants and create a green corner.

Improve Your Living Room’s Décor

Even if you have a small living room, you can still make it the focal part of your apartment in Dubai. There are numerous ways to do so and improve your home value. For example, you can get stylish and comfortable sofas that complement the theme of the home. To add a pop of colour, place funky cushions on them. You can also have a sleek and smart table placed in the centre or the corner, depending on the dimension of the room.

Other than that, if there’s a hallway leading to the leading room, hang a mirror there. It can make the otherwise narrow and dark passageway look bigger.

Refurbish the Front Door

This is the first thing that buyers will notice about your home. It has a direct impact on the home value as well. Thus, it needs to paint a very pleasant picture. The best advice will be to get a new door if the existing one is too old. However, if you are short on budget, repainting it can do the job. The selection of the colour must be made carefully, keeping in view the impression you want to create in the visitors’ mind.

Repaint Your Palls

While you’re repainting the front door, why not do the same to your home’s wall to give it a fresher look and appeal? If you know your way around colours and paintbrushes, you can do it on your own. This is certainly a budget-friendly idea. However, you need to be very careful in doing so as a poor paint job can have the opposite impact. A paint job without finesse looks incomplete and makes the house appear gaudy.

Also, you have to choose the colours wisely. Pick an appropriate shade for each room as colours tend to have a direct impact on the mood of residents and visitors.

A Final Word

To sum it up, the options are endless. All it requires a little effort and time, and you will be able to see a noticeable improvement not only in home value but appearance and appeal as well. 

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