Whether you’re planning on selling your home or a long overdue makeover, there are many ways to add value to your home’s look. But thought of a pricey renovation is enough to stop you, never fear – there are plenty of things you can do to transform your home, all while keeping under budget. Keep reading to discover our top five tips for ensuring your home is putting its best foot forward.
The outside of your house is the first thing guests, real estate agents, and potential buyers will see when they visit your home, so it’s important to make a good first impression. Something as simple as painting the front door and window frames a shiny new colour can make a surprising amount of difference. Clearing up any overgrown greenery or cluttered walkways, and ensuring that you have a neat and manicured front lawn and garden will help to make a good impact.
Colour your world
Painting is a also an easy way to spruce things up in your home and is relatively inexpensive, especially if you’re planning on a DIY job. Rally up your friends and family and make a day of it! Painting your home can generate a whole new look and feel to create the illusion of more space. It is a fun and versatile project that can allow you to get creative with colour schemes. Whether you want to paint just one or two rooms or give your whole house a colour facelift is up to you.
From the ground up
Cleaning or replacing your flooring or carpeting can instantly change the look and feel of a room. Simple things such as new carpet, sanding down your floorboards, or relaying your bathroom and kitchen can reinvigorate and re-modernise your home. If your carpet or flooring is feeling old or outdated, or even worse, if it’s stained or smelly, then it’s definitely time for an spring clean.
Kitchens and bathrooms
The kitchen and bathroom are most important areas for potential home buyers. Being the the most frequented rooms in the home, first impressions definitely count in these areas. You can opt for smaller changes, such as replacing rusty old fittings with new ones or changing bench tops. Or if you’re ready for the challenge, you can conduct more thorough renovations to replace or install taps, sinks, flooring, cupboards, drawers, and other necessary amenities. To make the best possible impression, your kitchen and bathroom should not only be clean and tidy, but also stylish and functional with modern facilities.
The great outdoors
If you’re lucky enough to have a property with an outdoor area, you should take advantage of this to help your house stand out from the crowd. The best way to do so is to design and create an alfresco space that’s both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Cultivate an outdoor garden to boost the appeal of your home’s exterior, and if you’ve got the space to do so, consider adding a patio, veranda or sunroof for extra usability. This is particularly important if you live in an area that experiences intense sunshine or heavy rainfall.
The five areas of the home that we’ve highlighted here are only really the tip of the iceberg. Each home has its own individual merits that can be capitalised upon, as well as areas of weakness that can be updated, transformed and improved. Whether you’re intending to make your home more appealing to a potential buyer or simply for yourself, it’s a good idea to sit down and brainstorm how you can go about adding value to your unique property.