7 weekend projects that will improve your home’s value

Weekends are precious so if you’re going to spend time improving your property you’re going to want to make sure it counts.

There’s often a lot that can be done at a property to improve it’s value, but if you’re limited on time and only want to make a few quick changes then here are a few small projects that could make a big difference.

  1. Replace old appliances – Old or mismatched appliances like dishwashers, fridges and stoves in the kitchen can really do a buyer’s head in. It’s best to keep the colours and styles of appliances consistent for a cohesive look. 
  1. Clean the carpets – A simple steam clean of your carpets may help them look and feel like new again. If they are worn or damaged however it may be time to think about replacing them, or if you’re lucky you might be able to remove them permanently because you have fantastic floorboards waiting to be found underneath.
  1. Paint the front door- Don’t have time to paint the whole house? Painting your front door alone may be all that’s needed to give your property an instant style update and to help make your front entrance stand out.
  1. Add new house numbers – It’s important that buyers can easily find your property and recognise it from the street. The first thing they will look for is the numbers, so make sure they stand out and make a good first impression.
  1. Pull out weeds – It may not be fun but the best thing you can do for your gardens is to get rid of all the overgrowth and weeds hiding in amongst the lawn. Aim to make gardens look as neat and tidy as possible, because this translates to less garden maintenance for buyers.
  1. Match up your hardware – Consistency is really important because it shows a bit of thought has gone into the property and makes it flow better from one room to the next. Take the time to match all hardware around the house. Think things like door handles, light fixtures, taps and switches.
  1. Update lighting – Make a statement in your home by replacing old shades or covering bare light bulbs. If more lighting is needed in your home and you don’t have the time or money to bring an electrician in, consider adding some floor or table lamps to shine a bit of extra light where it’s needed.

 

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