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Small Updates That Add Big Value To Your Home

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Small Updates That Add Big Value To Your Home

Your home is your place of peace, rest, and sanctuary. It can be easy to become comfortable with your home and all its quirks.

The broken doorknob, the missing light fixture and the stained carpet can be the things that give your home character and make it feel like your own. When gearing up to sell your house, you might have become so comfortable with these oddities that you don’t even notice them anymore, or they might not seem significant enough to make a difference in the overall selling price of your property. However, first impressions matter and are only made once!

Here are some small updates you can make that will improve the valuation of your home.

1. Refresh your kitchen cabinets

Conducting a full renovation of your kitchen takes a lot of time, money, and patience, which you may not be willing to expend, especially if your kitchen is in good condition, but could do with a spruce up.

Swapping out the cabinet doors, resurfacing the cabinets or changing the cabinetry colours to provide a new flavour to your kitchen are minor changes that can make a big difference.

None of these upgrades are particularly difficult or require you to hire someone to do it for you, and you can get the supplies you need from your local hardware store.

kitchen cabinet

2. Tidy up your garden

An unkept garden can give a bad first impression and make your property seem disorganised. Even if you don’t have a large budget, trimming your plants and installing some outdoor lighting can intrigue potential buyers and make them excited to see what’s inside.

Landscaping can be one of the most cost-effective ways to increase your home value. If you have a little extra to spend, you might even consider building an outdoor patio, creating an outdoor seating area, or building a deck.

garden

3. Repaint your walls

This is one of the easiest ways to transform your space for the better. Choosing a neutral off-white colour is the safest way to go, as it adds space and provides a blank canvas for the potential buyer. You might even experiment with 2 different shades of white, using one for walls and the other for trim, doors, and ceiling - a nice way to add detail to your space.

painting

4. Install recessed lighting

Recessed lighting is a type of lighting that uses minimal space, it’s placed into a hole in the ceiling, so it ends up flush with the ceiling itself. The benefit of using recess lighting is that it modernizes the feel of your home, making it look brighter and more expensive.

Recessed lighting works best in kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms- and you can save money by prioritising these spaces before bedrooms.

5. Refinish your floors

If your floors are not in a great condition, it might be worth spending the extra money on getting the upgrade. There are various types of renovations you can do with your flooring, depending on the cost.

If your floors are hardwood, you have the option to sand, buff, stain or overlay, which means you can avoid having to replace anything. If you have tile or carpet floors, you may need to think about replacing them depending on what condition they are in.

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Putting care into the details can make a much better first impression on potential buyers and give your home the best shot at getting sold at a price it deserves!