A few simple renovations that will increase the value of your home

12 July 2020

Let’s start with the outdoor area. Us Aussies love being outside, it’s the perfect place to relax with family and friends. It’s also a great way to entertain while keeping the house clean. While shade and shelter is essential, bricked fire pits and pizza ovens have become a popular and desirable addition to many backyards. And what’s great is you don’t need lots of space. Home sellers who had a pizza oven received 26% more for their house than those who skipped the simple upgrade. A retainer wall is also a valuable contributor to your outdoor area. They have great functionality by preventing erosion, increasing space, preventing flooding while also improving the overall aesthetic and adding to the value of your property.

Another space that will definitely win the heart of buyers and significantly increase the value of your house is the bathroom. Completely renovating a bathroom can become pricey, however there are some great ways to change the entire look of your bathroom without breaking the bank. You can spruce it up by doing a paint job, replacing the old tiles, shower heads and handles with new pieces that stage a modern aesthetic look. These simple changes can change the entire look of a bathroom and make the room look more spacious, bright and clean.

And last but not least the heart of the home, the kitchen. A modern kitchen makes a house feel clean and organized. Better yet it can add up to $50,000 to the value of your home. However, a modern kitchen comes at a cost, so make sure you assess if the gains justify the cost. I know flat packed kitchens sound like a lot of work, but assembling a kitchen yourself will give your kitchen the modern look at only a few thousand dollars. A less expensive option is to give your kitchen a mini makeover. Swap outdated fittings and appliances with new and contemporary ones, paint the walls a fresh neutral colour and replace the old tiles with new tiles or a splash back. If your cupboards are outdated, try painting or varnishing them, or swapping the doors and handles for something more modern.

If you are looking for some help with increasing the value of your home, please don’t hesitate to contact Shaun on 0429 116 393.

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