10 cheap fixes to boost your homes value

Short on cash but ready to renovate? Think new door handles, not new doors, and spiffed-up appliance fronts, not new appliances.

1. Make the kitchen look good and clean.

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Make sure your kitchen looks clean and reasonably updated.

Replace the kitchen sink & taps.

Add new cabinet door handles and update old lighting fixtures with brighter, more energy-efficient ones.

Replacing old, discoloured flooring.

Clean the Tiles & Grouting.

Give the cabinets a makeover with new doors and draws. 

2. Facelift appliances.

Match kitchen appliances with new doors or face panels. 

A more cohesive-looking kitchen makes a big difference in the home buyer's mind and in the resale price.

3. Make the bathroom look good and clean.

Bathrooms are also important rooms to update.

Fit a new toilet seat and bathroom fittings.

Replace the Bath & basin fittings.

Replace old, discoloured flooring.

Clean the Tiles & Grouting.

4. Improve the storage.

Add do-it-yourself wire and laminate closet systems to bedrooms, pantry and entry cupboards.

Make sure bedrooms have cupboards.

Functional storage will make your home look more customized to potential buyers when you are ready to sell. Remove all clutter.

5. Add a extra room.

For small homes, Turn that office space into a bedroom. More bedrooms are more attractive to buyers.

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It is worthwhile hiring an electrician and plumber for a couple of hours to look over your electrical and plumbing systems to check all is in order and working.

7. Facelift the Flooring.

Clean Carpeting, Wood or Tiled Floors can update a home and make it look cleaner.

Professional carpet and floor cleaning is an inexpensive investment.

Cover worn areas with inexpensive, strategically placed area rugs. 

8. Improve the light.

Replacing old light fittings with newer energy efficient ones.

Replace old fan light blades to update the fixture's look.

9. Upgrade the Entrance door.

Fit a sturdy Approved handle-and-lock set on exterior doors. Make sure the exterior doors are solid and not hollow.

Give the Exterior doors a lick of paint.

10. Improve the garden.

Cut the lawn, trim the shrubs/hedges and tidy the garden.

Plant a few potted flowers for colour.

What buyers see when they first drive by your home is tremendously important.


Note: If in doubt call in a reputable Tradesman


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