Budget friendly upgrade ideas

You don’t need to break the bank to make your home stand out. You can make budget-friendly changes to ensure your home is more appealing to buyers. You don’t need to do costly renovations to make an impact, subtle changes can actually go a long way to increase the appeal or your home and give you a competitive edge.

Take a look at these low-cost renovations

You walk through your home daily, but you need to do it from a potential buyer’s perspective. Walk through each room of your home and make a list of things that need to be replaced or repaired. You need to try and remain objective during the process; you might want to ask a friend or a member of the family to help. Look for old styles, bold colours or patterns, fixtures that look dated and cluttered worktops or cupboards. Once your list is complete, think of a budget and date on the calendar to finish anything you have flagged. You want features that showcase your home in the best possible light.

Your kitchen and bathroom are the most frequently used areas in your home, they are also a focal point for buyers. More effort should be made to ensure they are fresh and looking great. An old shower or toilet, broken or missing grout, dated hardware and leaky taps can be easily replaced at minimum cost.

A fresh coat of paint will freshen the home with a reasonably small investment, especially if you have the time and skill to do it yourself. Painting can instantly transform any room! Stick to neutral tones as these are the most universally pleasing, not everyone will like bright colours.

Every home is unique and individual to the person who lives there. Incorporating modern elements into your home is great, but you need a balance. Try to create traditional elegance with a contemporary cool – blend comfort and warmth with clean lines and muted tones for a contemporary look.

A buyer will decide quickly whether they like a house or not, so first impressions count. A buyer will not just form an opinion of your home from what they see inside, it starts from outside the property walls. Kerb-appeal is a great way to attract buyers. So, clear the pavement outside your property and make sure your front door looks inviting. Small changes such as trimming hedges, planting flowers and exterior painting can drastically improve the look of a home.

Small changes can have a big effect on the overall appeal and price of your home! If you do need further advice, please get in touch here.