If you’re looking at selling your home, you will be looking for ways to boost the value of your home. In this article, we explore a variety of home improvement tips that will truly add value to a property.
The first thing people see when they look at your property is the view from the curb – and first impressions do count. When looking at the view from the curb, consider:
- Is your front yard clean and inviting? Should you add some flowers to make it seem homier?
- Does your gate, if you have one, need to be repainted?
- Is it time to clean or replace your visible gutters?
In terms of remodelling, the kitchen can quickly become one of the most expensive areas – but it will be worth it. If you are looking at home improvement, start with the kitchen.
- If you aren’t looking for any major changes, add value by adding storage. This can be in the form of floating shelves, pot holders, or even a handy space to store spices.
- At the very least, add a new splash of paint or backsplash. New paint and tiles will freshen and lighten your kitchen, and it will become more appealing to a buyer.
There are many different ways in which a bedroom can add value to a home.
- Repaint the walls, add a feature wall, or even add a wall of wallpaper. If you’re worried about which colours to go for, choose neutral. This means staying away from the old style of yellow walls and instead going for creams. For feature walls, use greys and pastel colours – depending on the room.
- Add more storage options. These can come in the form of floating shelves and closet organisers, which are easy and affordable to install and add significant value when done tastefully.
Bathrooms are crucial in determining a home’s value.
- If your bathroom is small, consider replacing your bath with a larger shower, or a shower-bath combo. This will leave more space for storage and will make the room feel larger.
- Make sure there is plenty of light and keep your window coverings clean.
- If your mirror is old, replace it with a new and fresh model.
- Change your bathroom counter – even if only with a fresh coat of paint.
- At the very least, remove rust stains and apply fresh caulk.
Messy gardens bring the value of homes down. It’s a good idea to tackle your garden.
- Consider adding a patio and some sort of shelter outside.
- Instead of letting it go wild, control it.
- Plant neat flowers and veggie patches. A sustainable home is appreciated in the market.
- In every room, check for chipping paint on walls and doors and windows. Repaint if necessary.
- Perform a deep clean, which will also reveal any pressing issues.
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