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Top Home Improvements for Sellers Posted: 27th June 2022

If you are considering selling your home, there’s never been a better time. The market is showing no signs of slowing down with high demand for every home listed for sale, especially in the run up to the new school year starting August/September.

When you list your home for sale, you’ll want potential buyers to love it as much as you do. It’s likely that you are emotionally invested in your home and have created memories with family and friends that can be hard to let go of.

Preparing to put your home on the property market involves more than just giving it a clean and tidy – sellers are now realising what buyers want and adjusting their homes to reflect this. Sometimes the changes are simple like a new front door or garden tidy, but increasingly it involves creating more space, a new home office or even a garden room as these can add a huge amount of value to your home in terms of finance and appeal.

From setting up a dedicated office space, to giving it a new wood floor, here are some of the latest trends from the Rated People Home Improvement Trends report. Instagram and TikTok trends, along with 867,000 home improvement jobs and Rightmove data was analysed in order to compose the report.

Outside Space

Since the pandemic, there has been a huge rise in popularity with entertainment zones in the home. Dedicated spaces for hobbies, fitness and kids games are popular with buyers. The report revealed that the home gym was a top renovation trend along with an outdoor kitchen and alfresco dining area.

Going Green

Green is the colour of the year – and all shades of green have been appearing in homes over the UK. From racing green to subtle olive hues, people have been using this colour for bold rooms and accent colours.

Hardwood Flooring

Don’t underestimate the appeal of a real wood floor in your property. Buyers love wood flooring especially the popular herringbone style, which never seems to go out of style.

Living Wall

We have all spent a lot more time in our homes over the last few years and as a result we have embraced our outside space. Creating a living wall can work both inside and outside your house and is a real talking point.


Both maximalism and Scandi minimalism are popular at the moment – creating a welcoming statement. Bold clashing colours with unique trinkets and kitch paintings are as popular as clean Scandi lines and uncluttered spaces.

The Home Office

Many people are still working from home – either full time or on a hybrid model of working. This can be a dedicated room, a converted sunroom or conservatory or even a stand alone garden room.


Wall and ceiling panels are extremely popular offering an alternative to painted surfaces. Wood panels are particularly popular.

Whatever your reason for moving; whether it's for extra space, to downsize or you may simply have found your dream home, Nicol can help. Our knowledge of the local property market helps us develop a marketing plan that's right for you and your property.
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If you are planning on selling your home, contact Nicol Estate Agents today for an appraisal of your property. Our Managing Director Douglas Nicol and Sales Manager Daniel Cohen carry out hundreds of market appraisals every year, giving them an intimate and unparalleled knowledge of the property market in Glasgow, from city centre apartments to family homes and building plots. We will talk to you about the property market in your area, compare sales evidence, local demand for similar properties, outline our tailored marketing plan and provide details of our sales support strategy right through to completion.