Cheap ways to add value to your home
Are you considering selling up? But worried you might need to complete big budget renovations to add value to your home?
Well, we’ve got some great news – not all value-adds have to break the bank! Simple (and budget-friendly) tweaks to the exterior and interior of your home can impact the way buyers view your home. The trick is to think outside the box! Keep reading to discover our top tips to add value to your home without using all your savings.
Keep it neutral
It’s a fact universally known that buyers like a neutral colour pallet when looking for a new home. This is simply because everyone has a different style. For example, even though you love that bright red feature wall, your buyers may not, causing them to dislike the space. Adding a lick of paint and a neutral colour pallet to your home will allow buyers to imagine themselves, and their style, in the space.
Spark joy with new lights
Of course, the style of light fixtures is important but did you know light temperatures can also affect your emotions? A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology found that as lighting becomes more intense, so does a person’s emotions – both negatively and positively! So make sure you take time to consider the lighting in your home before selling. It won’t only add pizzazz to the interior, but it could also positively affect potential buyers!
Fix the fixtures
Do you still have plastic taps and old rusty faucets in your home? How about door handles that don’t quite work? If you said ‘yes’ to any of the above, it’s time to update! Although it may seem trivial, you’d be surprised the difference clean and modern fixtures can make to the appearance of your home.
Create a ‘love at first sight’ moment
When it comes to homes, first impressions DO count. If the exterior of your house stands out like a thorn in a garden of roses on your street, it may need some TLC. Curb appeal is one of the most important aspects to selling your home, so take the time to make your front yard inviting. Here are some easy tricks to enhance curb appeal:
- Tidy the garden
- Paint the front door
- Add a new door handle
- Update the mailbox
- Create an instant garden with pot plants
- Add outdoor seating
- Get environmental
Now, more than ever before, buyers are looking for sustainable homes. While you may not be able to make all the big-budget energy-efficient changes, there are some simple updates you can make. For example:
- Install energy saving light bulbs
- Choose water-efficient fixtures
- Make sure your house is properly insulated and fix any draughty windows
- Choose water-friendly plants such as natives and succulents for the garden
- Add some greenery to your home with indoor pots or hanging plants
So what are you waiting for? Head down to your local Bunnings or Kmart and start adding value to your home!
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