Renovate a house before selling

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If you are considering selling your home anytime soon then you should certainly look into projects that will increase the value of your home. You can consider asking a professional in the business, such as an architect or even an estate agent to see if your proposed renovations will effectively increase the value of your property in the long run. They will have an insight into the beneficial projects in your area and how they could add value to your home. The main focus is whether the money you spend will be reflected in the increased value of your property. If not, then the renovations are of course not viable.

Open Kitchen

Open plan kitchen renovations have increased in popularity in recent years and are one way in which you can certainly increase the value of your home. There is a high chance that you will get a return on what you spend when renovating an open plan kitchen. In a larger space you have a lot more options for renovations as well.

An L-shaped countertop is a very popular choice for kitchens and is easily installed in an open plan kitchen. This will combine both the kitchen and dining areas to create a very versatile living space. An eye catching splashback will also go a long way in increasing the value of your home through the kitchen renovations.

You can look into buying an ex-display kitchen as well to save on the cost of your renovations and add the same value to your home with minimal costs, especially if you are selling sooner rather than later.

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal should not be underestimated and will give a great first impression of your home when sale time comes. Making sure the exterior of your home is up to scratch will give you a good chance of getting the best price for your property. Ensure that the gardens are kept well, the pathways are immaculate and the front door and fencing is freshly painted. It will be the first thing that potential buyers will see when they approach your property and it can have a lasting effect on their memory of your home. Ensure that you perfect the finer details, such as the window frames, and make sure that everything is colour coordinated.

Bathroom Design

For the bathrooms you will need to ensure that your design appeals to the vast majority of the public. You do not know what people’s individual tastes will be so if you are looking to make your bathroom more appealing you will want to keep it simple. Opt for general whites and creams and make sure that there is plenty of opportunity to personalise it when the new owners move in. For a modern take on the traditional bathroom you can look into exposed plumbing and elegant tapware. Generous mirrors are also a bonus in the current market.

Staging the interior space

For the best chance at selling you do not want a home that looks lived in. If you can, stage the interior of your home so that it looks stylish and modern, or suited to the current design inside. It originated in the USA and has started to become prevalent here as a way of luring in potential buyers. It gives a view of what the home could be and the kind of design that would be suited to the space.

It gives the buyers a chance to imagine what could be done with the space and imagine themselves living there. It will surely get you the best price as opposed to leaving your home as is while on the market. Not everyone has your tastes and for some people it could be difficult to see it from another perspective.

The simpler the better

Simplicity is key. You do not want to overwhelm buyers with a lot going on inside, or out. This is why less is more when it comes to selling your home. You should have minimal furniture, minimal décor and a simplistic outdoor area, perhaps inclusive of a garden. This will bring a sense of calm to the viewing, believe it or not. It encapsulates a welcoming atmosphere and with fewer things clogging up the living space people will be able to better see the structural features of the home.

Natural Feel

Make it feel natural. This goes along with the theme of simplicity but specifically addresses the colour scheme in your home. You will need to look at the main features of the space in order to match the colour scheme to each room. You will want continuity throughout so opt for a versatile colour for the walls and use this as a starting point for the rest of the décor and furniture. Neutral colours are the most favourable when you are selling your home and will appeal to buyers.


Look at the state of the flooring in your home and do not overlook this key aspect when doing a vast property overhaul to your interior. It can transform a space from OK to outstanding. Make sure that the flooring too compliments the walls and furnishings.

Laminate flooring is a cost efficient and easily installed option if you wish to cover a large area of the floors and can be purchased in vast quantities. It is also perfect for the majority of indoor rooms, even bathrooms and kitchens as it is versatile and can be waterproof. It will also come in a range of styles and colours and can even mimic hardwood floors.

Window Dressing

You will want to add cosmetic touches that are cost effective and will add maximum value to your home. This is where blinds come into play. They look great in most spaces and fit any size window while also being cheap and easy to install. They provide much needed privacy and darkness for a good night’s sleep. This is an easy way to replace your current curtains and give a more understated look to any room. They can be purchased from stores such as IKEA and Bunnings so they are also easily accessible.

Use of Arts

Generic art pieces can help to brighten up a room, especially if you have gone with a neutral colour scheme in your home. You can look into current trends and see how these modern styles can be replicated in your home through the décor. Do not go with anything too out there or too risque as this may turn off potential buyers unknowingly. You can add these pieces to any room, even the bathrooms, as it gives any given room some much needed personality. You can buy prints in store or online to fit your specific tastes for a very low price and it is a cheap and effective way to brighten up your home prior to an open house.

Sometimes you need to go above and beyond to peak interest in your home. You will want to find something unique and tasteful to bring buyers in and hopefully maintain their interest. Adding something to the backyard such as a gazebo or decking will boost the value of your property and hopefully get more people to have a look in and see the potential for your home.

All of these tips aim to not only increase the value of your property but also boost the number of people who will attend your home before it is eventually sold.

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