Redecorating your home with fresh, new colours is the ideal way to give it an uplifting look and feel without costing a fortune. A complete palette change can be a fun way to mix things up (we all get bored of the same colours eventually) but if you don’t want to have to start redesigning furniture and furnishings to match, simply repainting in your current colours will make a difference too — colours fade over time, especially if exposed to direct sunlight.
If you have the time and will to do it yourself, repainting is by far the easiest and cheapest way to increase your property value.
At the other end of the spectrum, the most extreme, and therefore expensive, way to increase your property’s value is to remodel your layout. This may seem like a complex proposition, but it’s easier than you think. Most people will have an idea of something they’d like to change about the layout of a property after living in it for a few years; maybe you wish the kitchen flowed better into the dining room, the living room didn’t lead directly onto the stairs, or that wasted cupboard was more floor space in the bedroom.
Remodelling your home’s layout is expensive and time-consuming, but it can add great value to your property in the long term.
According to industry experts, kitchen and bathroom remodelling will give you the single biggest return on investment. They are also rooms used several times a day by the whole family, so it’s even better when they are both functional and look stunning. Updating the kitchen or bathroom doesn’t have to cost a fortune, though. Even things as simple as new appliances or cabinet fronts (rather than whole new cabinets), can have a substantial impact.
The swimming pool. A must-have addition to any home, especially with the Australian summer heat, can add value to your property. Although it can be difficult to put a number on the value, a well-built pool can increase the level of inquiry and interest for a property, which should push the value up. More and more buyers are making a swimming pool a key criterion in their property search. But forget about potential buyers. A swimming pool adds more than financial value to your property; it’s the perfect space for fun, parties, and relaxation for the whole family.
You’ve touched up the paint, moved a few walls, and had a pool fitted. How do you finish it all off? Landscaping! While other upgrades such as a new kitchen and bathroom or swimming pool may add the most value to your property, they are elements hidden inside or in a backyard. When you are trying to sell a property first impressions matter and that’s where landscaping comes in. Having your garden area landscaped will make a great first impression on potential buyers. But the benefits aren’t just found while selling the property. A well-landscaped yard can be enjoyed by the whole family, and pairs particularly well with a new swimming pool.