How To: Add Value To Your Home
When you start thinking about selling your home, you probably also wonder what you could do to make the most of your investment. Even though there is a lot that is out of your control when it comes to the value of your home (location, size, infrastructure, the state of the market). There are some things you can do to improve on its appeal to buyers, and make it stand out from other homes on the market!
Turn the Backyard into an extension of the house.
If your potential buyers love to entertain or have a young family, a functional outdoor space will be important to them. Leading up to a sale, maintain any grass topping it up with grass seed, or if necessary lay down some fresh turf to give it a nice even finish.
If you really want your garden to impress, installing high quality outdoor blinds will add an extra room to your home and create the perfect entertainment space to enjoy all year round no matter what the weather. Outdoor blinds are also perfect to install for extra privacy and protection against insects like mosquitoes or beetles. Laying down mulch on any exposed dirt in the garden is a great finishing touch. Alongside its aesthetic value, mulch can reduce water consumption by 70%, add nutrients to the soil and prevent weed growth making it a huge plus for potential buyers.
Upgrade your windows
Dusty, heavy curtains can massively date a house and be very off-putting to potential buyers. Updating your window furnishings can have a huge impact and give your home a complete facelift. Plantation Shutters are a favourite in Australian homes for both their looks and functionality. So much so, that real estate agents often advertise them as a feature of a property! Plantation Shutters are easy to maintain, provide insulation, allow air flow control and add much more value to a home than curtains. If you are on a busy street, near a train station or even near an airport. Installing Roller Shutters will be a huge selling point in your home. Roller Shutters provide extra security but also block out street noise reducing the stress of city living
Freshen Things up!
Painting your home can be a really easy way to freshen up and modernise your house. If it’s an older home, chances are the walls are probably a cream colour. While it was the go to colour in the 80’s and 90’s a fresh coat of white paint can breathe new life into a room, and make the space look bigger and brighter.
When renovating to sell, it’s best to keep things simple and white is generally the safest option.
Something else you might want to consider, is investing in a Roof Restoration. Your roof is a massive part of your homes curb side appeal and you want to make sure that your potential buyer falls in love with your house as soon as they see it if you want to get top dollar. Not only will your roof look much better after it has been restored. A well-maintained roof is a huge selling point as you will be able to guarantee it is in great condition for the buyer.