1. Dont cut corners
Whilst DIYing some aspects of your renovation can help reduce costs and increase profit on the property, it’s imperative to not cut corners and risk the space's overall quality. Buyers will spot any issues immediately and will not only waste the potential of renovation but can compromise the property's sale as a whole.
John Wetherell, Director of an independently owned and managed Reeds Rains estate agency franchise:
“Whilst budget renovations can be successful, it is important that homeowners don’t ‘cut corners’ and are confident of the work they complete. Misplaced plumbing, wonky tiles, replacement doors or worktops that don’t fit correctly or a poor paint job to ‘refresh’ fittings can ruin the overall look and feel of the kitchen. It can soon create doubt in a buyer's mind about the quality of the house as a whole and instead of adding value, can actually negatively impact a sale.”