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With the property market still active during the UK’s third national lockdown, prospective buyers continue to search for their dream home before the end of the stamp duty holiday.

As many of us are spending more time indoors than ever before, it’s no surprise that people are prioritising space and comfortability in a home. For sellers, it’s important that your property works to enhance and complement the living habits and routines of today’s potential buyers.

With this in mind, we lean on expert guidance from North Sands Developments to list four simple modifications you can achieve a happy, Covid-safe home before you come to sell.

Natural light

One of the easiest ways to enhance your surroundings is to ensure plenty of natural daylight enters your home. For remote workers, it’s especially important that you set up a comfortable, bright and airy office space that will allow them to concentrate throughout the day.

Sliding or patio doors can transform a kitchen, dining room or living room, allowing natural light to flood into your home. Not only will this make rooms appear larger and more spacious, but it is also a desirable feature that will likely add value to your home.

Open-plan living

Whether your home is suitable for a family, a couple or a young professional, an open-plan dining, living and kitchen space provides versatility and flexibility in spades, improving the overall flow of your home and allowing you to make the best use of space.

It may seem like a daunting task but creating open-plan space is not too difficult and may only involve knocking down an existing wall between a living room and kitchen or dining room. If this is a route you wish to take, ensure that you do your research and hire a professional to assess the work required.

High-spec tech

High-spec appliances and electronics can vastly improve the quality of living and keep your home running smoothly. While such appliances can appear costly, they will last longer and perform better in the long run.

Smart technology – such as lighting, heating and speakers – are also a good way to give your home added sense of efficiency and style that is designed to work around specific living patterns. The ease and convenience of these enhancements can help to attract more buyers and boost the overall enjoyment of any future owner.


Making the most out of existing space could significantly add value to your property. For example, converting unused rooms into another bedroom or living room – but extending that space to transform your home could prove more fruitful in the long-run.

Homes with substantial space are particularly sought-after, so an extension could be an excellent way to achieve this, making your property work better for future homeowners who are in need of additional living space.

With buyer demand still going strong and expected to continue for the foreseeable, now is the perfect time to list your home for sale. These improvements can help to give your home a new lease of life, ensuring a happy and comfortable space to accommodate a variety of buyers.

Working closely with an experienced, knowledgeable estate agent – one which understands the area you are selling in intimately – can help to ensure a sale goes off without a hitch, with any potential issues resolved amicably and efficiently.

As an experienced sales agent working in Maidstone and surrounding areas, we can help you to get the most from your sale, even in these complicated times. To find out more, contact us today.

Additionally, we offer a free and instant online valuation so you can see how much your home could be worth on the current market.