Renovating before selling can add substantial value to your home, but only if you know what you’re doing. If you’re planning on a DIY renovation, here are our top tips for renovating for sale day!
1. MODERNISE THE FLOW
Making your home appeal to new buyers is especially relevant for older homes that might have smaller adjacent rooms and long corridors. These days buyers expect a layout that is modern, open-plan and immediately livable, so consider joining rooms, knocking down walls and archways to improve the outlook.
2. UPDATE THE FLOORING
One of the first things buyers notice as they inspect a house is the flooring. If it’s outdated, stained or damaged it can make a house feel unloved and undervalued. An effective and affordable option can be to sand and stain any original timber flooring, as well as adding additional rugs and mats to amplify the space.
3. DON’T FORGET CURB APPEAL
Impress your buyers before they reach the front door by making sure the garden is tidy, lawns are mowed and there is a clear path to the house. Consider painting the façade, updating any broken fixtures and refreshing potted plants and garden beds.
4. ADD SPACE SAVERS
Storage can be a big issue for buyers especially in smaller houses. The addition of built-in wardrobes, mirrored cupboards and shelving can make a home more liveable as well as offer more options to buyers (especially in bedrooms, laundries and lounge rooms).
5. REFURBISH WINDOW COVERINGS
Nothing makes a house feel small and uninviting like old, dusty window coverings. Faded curtains, dirty blinds and old locks and hinges can have a huge effect on the look and feel of a room. Spend a little time (and money) updating any window coverings that need a little love so you can accentuate the natural lighting of your home.
6. ENLIST A PROFESSIONAL
Not sure where to start or don’t have the time (or skill) to do your own renovation? It’s time to consider enlisting the help of professionals to get the job done. Here at Your Property Profits, we’ll sit down with you and make a plan from start to finish. We want to understand your expectations for the project, so we can help bring you the most value to your property.
Not only is renovating with us less stressful, but we’ve also partnered with the best contractors in the business so we can create stunning results. That way, you’ll be able to sell for more.