Inexpensive ways to boost your home’s value

If you’re looking to sell your home then you might be thinking about renovating to add as much value as possible.

While you may be tempted to do a large-scale renovation on your property before selling, you should first consider whether or not a few smaller improvements could add similar value.

Renovations to improve value should always be considered carefully, keeping in mind what buyers are looking for in your particular area. Every neighbourhood and house might benefit from slightly different home improvements.

Fix the fence – A property’s front fence can make or break its overall appearance. Before a sale give it a check over and make sure it is standing straight and there are no missing palings. A fresh coat of paint and a new letterbox might also help give it a lift.

Freshen up interior walls and floors – Small cosmetic changes can make a big difference. Trends change regularly for both wall colours and materials used for flooring so its always a good idea to check in interior design magazines, or on what other renovated properties have done in your neighbourhood, to see what styles buyers are interested in.

However you probably won’t go wrong with light, neutral colours and natural tones in most properties.

Update kitchens and/or bathrooms – If you decide to update any one room in particular, then make it the bathroom or kitchen, depending on which room requires it the most. These are the rooms that help sell houses so any improvements here will often help lift a home’s value.

If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on these rooms then you can still freshen these areas up by painting cabinetry in a new colour or adding in new fixtures and fittings.

Add new window treatments – Window treatments can help unify the look of a home, as well as provide occupants with much-needed privacy. Shutters, curtains and roller blinds can all be suitable choices depending on what each room requires.

Just try to keep window treatments consistent throughout the home and choose colours that fit in with the home’s existing colour scheme.

Pressure clean the outside – Hire a pro to come in and pressure clean the outside of your house to make it look like new again. Depending on the material being cleaned, a pressure clean can be useful for outside patios, decks, driveways and walkways.

Save money for styling – It’s amazing the difference the right styling can make to a room. The right furniture placement or artwork can dramatically transform a space and is well worth investing in when selling.

Thinking of selling in outer western Sydney and want advice on whether or not to renovate? Contact the team at Professionals Outer Western Sydney.


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