If you're spending the festive break at home and considering ways to boost your property's value, we've compiled some tips to guide your to-do list. While location and market influences play a significant role in a property's value, there are plenty of budget-friendly tweaks that can make a difference.
No need for a massive renovation – sometimes, the little changes have the biggest impact, especially with the current cost of living. Let's explore some strategic upgrades to enhance both aesthetics and functionality.
A new paint job
Embarking on a new paint job is one of the simplest and most economical ways to refresh the look of your home and increase its value, especially if you are putting in the hard work yourself. Whether you tackle the entire home or focus on specific areas, a fresh coat of modern, neutral tones can provide an instant refresh. Check out Australia’s favourite paint colours for inspritation - These are Australia's most popular paint colours | Home Beautiful
While fully revamping the kitchen and bathroom might be high on your renovation list these are costly changes, but achieving a fresh look doesn't have to be. Consider simple swaps, such as updating accessories with modern fixtures and fittings, changing handles, tapware, adding new hooks, a stylish wall mirror, and utilising storage baskets as décor and to maintain a clutter-free environment. Don't forget about the impact of modern pendant lights and the transformative power of a fresh coat of paint on tired tiles and walls.
Energy efficient improvements
With changing weather patterns and rising utility costs, making energy-efficient improvements not only contributes to long-term cost savings and comfort but also boosts your property's value. Upgrade insulation, install solar panels, update older home appliances, and consider the colour of your roof. For a more in-depth exploration, stay tuned for our upcoming article on ways to improve energy efficiency in your home.
Increase storage space
An organised home is the dream, but it’s not always easy to achieve. Explore built-in shelving units, multi-functional furniture like ottomans with hidden compartments, or coffee tables with built-in drawers and custom organisers for closets, drawers, and pantries. Storage baskets can add appeal as functional décor items for storage of blankets and shoes. Simple additions like hooks on doors can also provide convenience and enhance order.
Improve your outdoor living space
An outdoor living space for entertaining, dining and relaxation is every homeowner (and buyers dream). In temperate areas of Australia an outdoor area often leads to a massive increase in your usable year-round living space. Adding some paving to a covered outdoor area, some additional comfy seating to shady spaces invites you to spend more time outdoors and will increase the desirability of your home.
Elevate your homes kerb appeal with a few simple touches.
- Wash the façade and driveway to remove dirt and grime.
- Fix and broken fence railings or a rickety gate to creating a positive first impression.
- Enhance your entry path with a clean and appealing framing with pavers or stepping stones.
- Refresh your lawn and garden with trimming, watering and new feature pants.
- Consider painting your front door a different colour and framing it with a potted plants for a fresh and vibrant entrance.
Maximise the impact of your upgrades with a good decluttering session, utilising new storage solutions. Incorporate modern décor items like vases, candles, cushions, and fresh linens in bedrooms to breathe new life into your space.
As you dive into your home improvement adventures, don't forget to soak in the festive spirit and enjoy the season! Whether you're adding value to your property or simply creating a more inviting space to relax it will be a positive return on your efforts.