Summer is a great time of year to do a few jobs around the house. It’s also a good time to start planning ways to build some equity in your home with a simple renovation. Here are some strategies that can quickly build equity with a small renovation or even just a touch-up.
The first thing a new buyer looks at when they enter a property is the exterior and the gardens. Tidying up the garden and outdoor areas and making them into beautiful places that a family could enjoy is a great way to build appeal.
Convert the Laundry
These days, there’s less need for an entire room to be dedicated to a laundry. So, the space is perfectly set up to be converted into another bathroom or even an ensuite. Adding an additional bathroom can really increase the appeal of a property and give it a modern touch.
Remove Internal Walls
If there is the opportunity to remove an internal wall to open up the living area, this can really make a big difference. This is the type of renovation that might only cost a few thousand dollars, depending on the nature of the wall that is being removed, but could have a big impact on its value, as it can modernise an older style property. Remember that every property is a little different and it’s not always possible to do this.
Clean the Roof
A very quick and easy way to make the exterior of your home more appealing is to wash the roof with a high-pressure cleaner. This method can turn an older roof into one that looks fresh and modern. Cleaning the roof is an especially good option if you’re looking to sell the property.
These are the classic two updates that have a huge impact on the state of a property. Potential renters will likely pay a premium for a new bathroom and kitchen, while the property will also be a lot easier to sell if both are modernised. Even the simplest kitchen renovation takes time and planning. You will need to make sure you have the budget in place to get the result you want.
Painting & Window Coverings
When it comes to value for money, you can’t go past a fresh coat of paint and new window coverings. While it will likely cost you a few thousand dollars to have a property painted by a professional, this is one job that you can take on yourself. New window coverings are also a great way to make your home look a lot more modern. If you’re looking to sell, you should consider investing in both.
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