- On October 6, 2014
Could Self storage increase the value of your home?
The subject of Self-Storage often crops up when people are moving home. This is particularly the case if the new home is smaller than the old one and it is necessary to think about downsizing. Items can be placed in storage while their owners decide what to bring home and what to store or find a new home for. However, some estate agents might say that Manchester home owners, as well as those planning to relocate to the city, should be thinking about Self-Storage long before the move itself, as reducing the amount of clutter in a home can make it more attractive to prospective buyers and may even allow it to be sold for a higher asking price.
It is not difficult to understand why de-cluttering a house or flat could help its saleability. When people are looking to buy a new home, they want to be able to imagine themselves living in that space, and it can be difficult to do so when it is dominated by someone else’s belongings. Simple steps such as packing up non-essential books and ornaments and placing them in storage can help to create a more appealing first impression of the property when prospective buyers come to view it. Having less clutter about the place opens up the rooms and makes them appear more spacious. Removing larger items such as tables and sofas to a storage unit can be even more effective, as large objects can overwhelm a room and make it seem smaller than it really is.
There are many factors that affect the value of a property that home owners can do little to change. For example there may be little they can do about the layout of the property or the amenities in the area. However, reducing the amount of clutter is simplicity itself to achieve. If a room still appears a little cramped even after any excess belongings have been removed from it and placed in Self-Storage, the addition of a well-placed mirror could create the sense of a larger room, while repainting the room in light, neutral shades could also give the area a fresher, more spacious appearance.