If you’re thinking of selling any time soon, you’re probably wondering how to add value to your home. Luckily, you don’t have to go through a major reno to boost your sale price – even small changes can make a difference. To point you in the right direction, here are ten ways to value to your home. Most of these you can DIY, but don’t be afraid to call in professional help if you need it.
1. Fix, declutter and clean
At the very least, your house should look tidy and comfortable. Fix those squeaky doors and broken window latches, clear out the clutter to help make every room look that little bit bigger and scrub the place from top to bottom.
2. Splash out on some fresh paint
Say goodbye to years of wear and tear with a quick paint. A fresh coat will instantly lift and brighten a house, can make a tired house feel new again or transform an old, outdated space into something more modern with timeless, neutral colours.
3. Create an inviting entrance
When you’re welcoming potential buyers to your home, first impressions count. An inviting entrance sets up how they’ll feel about the rest of the house. Think from the outside in, from a tidy new letterbox and entrance path, through a striking front door to an established entry way furnished to welcome you home – every little touch helps.
4. Give the kitchen a makeover
The kitchen is the heart of every home. Make it beat loudly with a cosmetic lift. It can be as easy as painting some cupboard doors and swapping out the handles with a more modern option. Or you can give it a bigger revamp, with a new benchtop, splashbacks and taps.
5. Upgrade the bathroom
After the kitchen, the bathroom is usually the next space where little improvements can make a big difference. Start with cleaning or replacing old grout and replacing the shower curtain. Take it to the next level with new taps, sink and toilet.
6. Give the flooring a lift
A great room can be let down by poor flooring. Look at new carpets, freshly polish wooden floors or cover grimy old tiles with smart floating floorboards.
7. Revamp your electricals
A job best left to the professionals, new lightshades and feature lighting are a simple and effective way to transform a space quickly. Even just some more modern or colour-matched light switches can make a difference.
8. Trim the windows
Window coverings make a big difference to the look and feel of a room. Fix new curtains or blinds in every room to add warmth, style and texture.
9. Backyard blitz it
Don’t forget that your yard plays an important part in the overall feel of your home. Give your garden a good clear out, trim the trees and make room for some new feature plants. Bonus points if you create a new outdoor living space.
10. Styling is everything
Put your home’s best foot forward with styling that sells. Position your existing furniture to maximise the space and add some layering with things like cushions, throw rugs and books. Or take full advantage of the space with professional styling and hired furniture chosen to appeal to the market.
Now you know how to add value to your home, you should keep in mind that a good real estate agent can also make a difference to the offers you receive. Talk to us today about how we can help you reach the market and maximise your sale price.