Will extra storage add value to my home?

NOVEMBER 12, 2019

Decluttering a property is one of the golden rules of real estate sales. A clutter-free property not only provides more space, but it can assist in generating a faster sale and a stronger price. 


Untidiness caused by a lack of storage is a significant turn-off for buyers - but the good news is that some simple, cost-effective hacks can address your home’s cluttered Achilles heel. 


Due to the collective aversion to messiness, many buyers will scrutinise the amount of wardrobe space offered by your house or apartment. Whether it’s a bedroom or a kitchen, the next owners want as much cupboard and functional benchtop space as possible. 


Bedrooms with built-in robes, which you can also stack baskets onto, will appeal. If you feel will makes life easier for a buyer as they won’t need to organise quotes for built-ins or organise the installation.


Buyers are increasingly seeking out homes with an extra bedroom, which can function as a study, guest room or storage space. To this end, attic spaces in older houses have become popular ways of addressing the need for more storage space, or as an extra bedroom.


Built-in cabinets can capture the eye of savvy, space-hungry buyers. Likewise, hallway cupboards or broom closets used for storing manchester, vacuum cleaners, brooms, mops or buckets will win plenty of ticks with buyers. 


Outdoor clutter is equally a turn-off for buyers, and this is where garden sheds are valuable – but not the only solution. For example, whether you have a small balcony or a substantial backyard, a garden storage box or bench is a perfect method for hiding your pruning shears, hand trowels, spades and soil knives. 


Relatively small wall areas can be exploited for storage. Buy a ready-made wall shelf-space from Bunnings or add some hooks to a wooden lattice to create a do-it-yourself garden tool hanger. 


Crates, baskets and even old-fashioned pallets can also be used to stow gardening tools – wooden crates and pallets are sustainable and can double as a feature in an eco-friendly garden. 


To discuss the value of additional storage, contact your local Raine & Horne agent today.