10 Ways to upgrade the look, feel and value of your home

In the mood for a change or getting ready to sell your property? Here are 10 ways you can upgrade your the look, feel and value of your home!

Make it sellable

Even if you are not in the market to sell your home right, a fresh coat of paint or landscaping your garden will make your home more attractive to prospective buyers and add value to your property.

Plan ahead

Are you planning on adding to the family or growing old in your home? Make sure your home can handle your needs. You could turn your home office into a baby’s room or your garage into a craft studio – it’s all about figuring out how best to use the space you have.

Give it the green light

The initial investment of turning your home into a greener home will pay off in the long run. Solar panels, solar geysers and energy efficient lights will not only benefit your pocket but also make your home more appealing for prospective buyers who will undoubtedly keep rising energy costs in mind.

Keep the heart going

The kitchen is the heart of the home and if your kitchen is in desperate need of some love, now is the time to do it. Update the countertops and cupboards, or a new stove if you can afford it.

Create a sanctuary

Your bathroom is the one place you can escape to after a long day to relax, therefore it is important to keep this space a sanctuary. Keep it neutral and calming when it comes to the finishes and colour to help you create the space you deserve.

Make it right for your kids

Don’t want to leave your neighbourhood because your children have friends across the road? The idea of moving and having to change schools is daunting and this means that you and your family probably won’t be going anywhere until school is through. So don’t wait 12 years to do some home improvement – make your home suitable for the right now. Add a slide in the back garden, or paint the kids’ bedroom walls fun, bright colours.

Make it an eye pleaser

Don’t waste another day avoiding making eye contact with those insipid baby-pink bathroom tiles! Are you embarrassed to invite friends over because they might snigger at the hideous, outdated colours in your kitchen? Putting in new countertops is easy and doesn’t cost as much as you might think, so go ahead and change them!

Make it fresh

Even if your home feels almost perfect, it could probably do with a minor facelift. Paint your walls and skirting boards and the house will instantly feel fresh and clean. This is a great solution for anyone on a shoestring budget.

Make your garage/outside room/laundry room usable

Are you tired of using your garage/outside room/laundry room as one big storage unit? Convert it into a living space, such as a games room, or even add a cupboard and turn it into an extra bedroom. This will add square footage and increase the overall value of your home.

Make it smart

House-hunting is time-consuming and frustrating. Instead of spending months looking for something else that’s perfect, upgrading your bathrooms and kitchen or removing that wall that’s been bugging you just might be the solution!

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