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How to increase the value of your property without breaking the bank

It's a new year, which means it's time to start ticking items off your bucket list. One of those items on the list may be to sell your home or just do a little nip and tuck to spruce things up.

Either way, here are some tips on how to increase the value of your property without breaking the bank:

1. Look after your walls

First impressions count, and often the first thing someone notices about your home is the walls. Walls that are cracked, dirty, mouldy or have bubbling paint are an eyesore.

  • Give your walls a good cleaning, fill in the cracks and chips and apply a fresh coat of paint to get them back to their former glory.

2. Let there be light

Natural light is always better than artificial light. It bathes your room in a rich full spectrum hue that light bulbs can only hope to duplicate all while increasing your body's "feel good" serotonin levels.

  • Introduce lighter colours to your walls by banishing statement wallpaper and dark block colours in favour of a soft shade of white paint. Shades of white will make your space feel brighter as it reflects the natural light entering the room, rather than absorbing it.
  • Hang a large mirror on a wall opposite a window doubles the light streaming in. You can use smaller mirrors to line the backs of bookshelves or arrange several of them on one wall.
  • Give your windows and glass doors a thorough clean to ensure as much light as possible can filter through the glass and into your home.

3. The great outdoors

The garden is one of the first things people will see in your house, so ensure that your home looks neat and welcoming.

  • Keep your grass well groomed and mowed - don't let it grow too much before mowing it again.
  • Pull out weeds.
  • For a constant supply of almost effortless beauty and colour, perennials are your best plant choice. They will appear in your garden year after year, without having to be replaced, and they are easy to propagate by dividing them into smaller plants, spreading colour season after season throughout your garden.

4. Update your interior lighting

Increasing natural lighting is important, but what about also updating your interior lighting? Adding new or updating the old light fixtures in your home can add a great deal of value.

  • Invest in LED lighting. LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting such as fluorescent and incandescent lights. 95% of the energy in LEDs is converted into light and only 5% is wasted as heat.

With these 4 simple and cost-effective tips, you can make your home look fresh and airy while increasing the selling potential of your property.

Thinking of selling your home or buying a new property? Give Hendra Estates a call and we will help you along your journey.

Author: Wayne Hendra

Submitted 21 Jan 19 / Views 398