Thinking of selling? Maybe you are planning some future renovations and can’t decide on which particular home improvements to make? Well sometimes it is best to look at your property from the perspective of an “outsider” or a potential buyer. This way you can uncover details and areas that you did not notice before. Which might even end up increasing the value of your home.

Well we have the run down for you, here are some tips broken down into improvements that can made both within the interior and exterior of your home.

ADD SPACE

Adding space adds value? Well funnily enough it’s a simple way to enlarge the size of your rooms, ultimately a popular way to create atmosphere and appeal. According to Realestate.com, Australia has recorded to have some of the biggest house in the world, most people want to have more room to move in their homes! If you have large rooms or perhaps an open plan space, it can be recommended to consider creating multiple rooms. This will increase the number of bathrooms or bedrooms in the home.  

SIMPLE CAN WORK WONDERS

Simple spaces can truly create senses of calm and tranquillity within a home. There are many affordable improvements that can make a huge difference to your property’s value. Simple improvements such as new door handles, new light fittings, fresh paint touch ups in rooms and maybe some new bathroom fixtures can enhance that fresh look.

PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME WITH MODERN COLOURS

By giving the exterior of your home a fresh lick of modern paint, it can meet the needs of many different potential buyers. While you might love the current colour of your home, maybe it is the same colour as when you first bought the house, there is a high chance that today’s buyers have moved on from the ‘90s shades. It is best to research recent listings or maybe speak to your agent to find out which colours are trending in the current market.

Richard Armstrong from The Makeover Group says that “a fresh, modern colour scheme broadcasts to the world that your home has been kept updated and is ready for new owners to move in. Make it easy for them.”

LANDSCAPE, LANDSCAPE, LANDSCAPE

Whether it’s front or back yard landscaping, it’s always a good idea to get in and do it. If your outside needs some love, you may need to contact a landscaper and plan some great ideas. You could go big and spend more money on landscaping or you could settle for some goof tidy ups. You mainly want to focus on making it look the best it possibly can without doing much major works. Home buyers love clean edges and visual definition in the yards surrounding a house. Both in the front and back yard you can focus on clean cut, consistent and edged lawns, bordered and freshly mulched garden beds, plenty of weeding, pressure washing pavers or concrete and even cleaning those roof gutters.

Some types of plants and styles that are a good choice and low maintenance for landscaping your yard include sculptured garden plants such as Westringia ‘Aussie Box’ and ‘Grey Box’, screening plants, Acacia, Correa, lavender, Grevillea, Rhoeo and Philodendron Xanadu. These are some great low maintenance plants that will bring your gardens to life.

KITCHEN UPGRADE

If you have it in your budget, then a kitchen upgrade is the way to go. Kitchens are one of the most important communal areas within a home, so those potential buyers want a functional workspace that includes those all-important details. Which include beautiful bench-tops, well-designed cupboards, and good taps. Make sure to include sleek appliances that are in working condition and keep in mind that you want a kitchen to look as tidy and attractive as possible. In regards to kitchen styling you want designs that are sleek and modern or contemporary and inviting, these types of designs grab the attention of buyers and will definitely increase the value of your home.

INTERIOR FLOORING

It might sound strange, but the floor is one of the first things that buyers stumble upon, so it’s important to have quality floors within the interior. The interior floors need to be contemporary, clean and stylish, so going with a modern style of flooring that suits your home will enhance it’s look. Most commonly, the hardwood floors are perennially popular and easy to care for. For an extra look, incorporating a high-quality carpet can be attractive and create a warm atmosphere. A simple step to flooring upgrades is fixing any flaws in your current floors, and consider whether you need to replace any carpets if they are ancient.

There you have it! Plenty of ideas and ways to increase the value of your home if you are ever thinking of selling.

KELLY MCNAMARA – MARKETING ASSISTANT
07 3202 3040
Passionate marketing student with a keen interest in real estate, Kelly is the perfect addition to the iThink marketing team. Armed with the latest marketing knowledge, Kelly is ready to put her degree to use in the real world.
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