Summer Home Improvement Projects to Get Your Home Market Ready!

As the sun shines brightly, and the summer season rolls in, it's the perfect time to embark on exciting home improvement projects. If you're considering putting your house on the market after the summer, now is the ideal opportunity to spruce up your property and make it more attractive to potential buyers. At Roger Coupe, our years of experience mean we know exactly what project makes a difference, whatever type of property you own. We've put together a list of suggestions for home improvement projects that will enhance the appeal and value of your house before listing it for sale.

 Curb Appeal Makeover

The first impression matters; a welcoming exterior can make all the difference. Spruce up your curb appeal by giving the front garden a makeover. Trim overgrown bushes, mow the lawn, and add a splash of colour with fresh flowers in planters. A new coat of paint for the front door and replacing outdated hardware can create a positive impression on prospective buyers. Clear or store away anything that doesn’t need to be seen from the front of the house.

Refresh the Interiors

Invest time in refreshing the interiors of your home. Declutter each room, and deep clean every nook and cranny – sometimes this is enough to breathe new life into rooms you may have thought needed more work! Consider a fresh coat of paint in neutral colours to make the rooms feel light and airy if needed, appealing to the broadest range of buyers possible.

Kitchen Refresh

The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home and can significantly influence buyers' decisions. You need not undertake an expensive overhaul; instead, focus on small upgrades like replacing cabinet handles, installing new countertops, or adding a stylish backsplash. These minor changes can give your kitchen a modern and appealing look.

Bathroom Upgrade

Like the kitchen, bathrooms play a crucial role in the buyer's decision-making process. Ensure the bathrooms are spotless and that there aren’t any drips of leaks. You could think about investing in simple upgrades such as new taps, a contemporary mirror, or updated lighting fixtures. A well-maintained bathroom can make your property stand out in the market.

Enhance Energy Efficiency

Today's buyers are increasingly conscious of energy efficiency. If you want to consider a bigger project upgrading to energy-efficient windows, adding insulation, or installing a smart thermostat is worth thinking about. These improvements not only appeal to environmentally-conscious buyers but also offer potential cost savings to new homeowners.

Create an Outdoor Oasis

During the summer, buyers often envision spending time outdoors. Create an inviting outdoor space by sprucing up your back garden. Add comfortable seating, string lights, and some potted plants to create a cosy oasis where potential buyers can imagine themselves enjoying warm summer evenings.

Address Necessary Repairs

Now is the time to tackle any essential repairs that have been put off – we’ve all got them! Cracked tiles, broken door handles any of those small but niggly fixes. A well-maintained property sends a positive signal to buyers, assuring them that the house has been cared for.

From our decades of experience, we understand the importance of getting your home ready for a successful sale. By taking on these home improvement projects, you can not only potentially increase your property's value but also make it more appealing. The summer season provides an excellent opportunity to tackle these projects and showcase your house in the best possible light.


If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market do contact our friendly helpful team for a free no obligation valuation on 01483 268 555.