Looking to sell your home in the near future? Of course the goal is to appeal to more buyers and get the best sale price.
But how do you do that without breaking the bank? Here are six fairly easy and inexpensive ways to give your home, and your sale price, a lift.
A new coat
You don’t need a full renovation to improve your home. Sometimes you just need a couple of cans of paint. Although it might take a weekend or two of your time, painting is a relatively easy do it yourself project. A neutral colour scheme will appeal to more buyers, so you’re better off using bold colours and patterns in your furnishings and artworks than on your walls.
More store room
No one has ever looked through a home and said, ‘there’s too much storage!’. Improving and adding storage is a sure fire way to get buyers excited about your home. And it’s often an easy fix. Shelving in the kitchen, robes in the bedrooms, sufficient cupboard space in laundries and bathrooms, and even hooks behind doors are great ways to add value and appeal.
The right ingredients in the kitchen
Kitchens have become the heart of the home and the first thing buyers check out during an inspection. A full kitchen renovation is an expensive exercise, but you can give it a makeover for a fraction of the cost. Painting cabinets, installing a new benchtop or gas cooktop, and even new fixtures like cupboard handles can make a huge difference.
A safe and sound investment
Buyers base their decisions on more than just aesthetics. They also want to feel safe and secure in their new home. Security doors are fairly inexpensive compared to the peace of mind they can provide. Make sure the locks on your windows and doors work too. If not, get them replaced.
Showered with compliments
After the kitchen, nice bathrooms are usually next on the buyers’ wish list. Again, you don’t have to spend a lot to make a good impression. Changing fixtures like shower heads and taps can give a bathroom an instant lift. If tiles are old and outdated, bring them into the 21st century with tile paint, which is available in a range of contemporary colours.
Go window shopping
Daggy or damaged blinds and curtains can really let a room down. New window treatments help your home look better inside and out. Keep them simple and in neutral colours to ensure they appeal to a wider range of buyers.