Make a House a Home!



Whether you’ve moved into a new property or are getting your property ready to let, there are many things you can do to improve the living space and appeal of your home for the property market. With the UK in another lockdown many of us are keen to make home improvements whilst we have the time. However, it doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune to carry out home improvements. Hitachi recently looked at the most effective home improvements when you’re on a budget.


A fresh lick of paint can transform any room and it can be done very easily and cheaply compared to hiring a professional decorator. As an estimate it will cost around £70 to paint a room and could add more than £1,400 to the value of your home when selling and make it much more appealing to any renter looking for a new home.


A new kitchen can be extremely costly but you can make some small changes that will make a big difference. You could replace your splashback for under £100, paint a tiled wall for under £50 or even re-tile your kitchen for around £35 per square metre.

Curtains and blinds

Freshen up your windows with new curtains or blinds. You can purchase ready-made curtains and blinds from around £50 up to £300 depending on the size and fabric chosen.


Decluttering your home can be done for free – what’s more you could even make money if you were to sell any unwanted items. When selling or letting your home it’s essential that you make the most of space available by removing any excess furniture and belongings so that potential renters can picture themselves living in the property.

Kerb appeal

First impressions last so take a look at the outside of your home and make sure your garden is presentable and your front door (and the path leading to it) is in good condition. Sanding down and repainting your front door can give it a fresh new look and will cost under £100 (more if you invest in new door furniture). You could also invest in some inexpensive plants and flowers to brighten up the outside of your house.

Talk to us at Newton Letting if you are looking to let your property and achieve the maximum rental value.