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I'm a housing expert – the five cheap and easy DIY jobs that will add £64k value to your property | The Sun
WHILE we all like to try our hand at DIY, not all of our attempts work out for the best.
Fortunately, there are five DIY jobs worth doing according to housing expert Jessica Mitchell from Gascoines – and they could even boost the value of your home by £64,000.
Glam your front door
No, we aren't talking about adding glitter and gems to it.
But the housing expert does recommend adding a number plaque or doorbell to boost its curb appeal.
She says: "Simple things such as putting a nice ‘welcome home’ mat entice people, and adding a doorbell or door number plaque can add that extra touch that buyers love and helps to set your property apart."
"Although adding a house number or door plaque is a small way to improve kerb appeal, improving the overall kerb appeal of your home can boost properties' value by up to 10%," Jessica adds.
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"With house prices in the UK averaging around £250,000 this means it can add up to £25,000 on to your property depending on what work has been done."
A panelled wall can instantly make a room look more luxe. It's also one of the easiest DIY jobs to do and can add £2,000 to the value of your home.
You can buy panelling kits in B&Q for as little as £23 or you can get real savvy by using old furniture to create the panels and even picture frames.
The housing expert adds: "With DIY panelling you can make spaces that radiate that expensive look and feel- even try painting the wall behind a bold colour to really make the natural tone of the wood pop!"
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