Have you been thinking about selling your Mount Gambier home? With an ever-changing property market, boosting the appeal of your home through small upgrades can make a big difference come sale time; and if you do them before you go to sell, you’ll get the benefits as well.
There is plenty of mixed information out there on what renovations bring the best value to your home, so we’ve outlined the five that we’ve found buyers are always looking out for.
Can you add an extra room?
Families are growing, kids are staying home for longer, parents are moving in with their children, people are working from home and then there’s guests to think about. An extra room, whether it be a full bedroom or an office, is always appreciated.
But you don’t need to start knocking down walls and doing huge extensions. Enclosing a small space for an office works well, while splitting a larger room into two smaller rooms will give you additional sleeping space without a huge cost. If you have a patio you don’t use that can be enclosed, or even room for a granny flat, these are other great ways to build an extra room into your home.
Think about flooring
Flooring can be a difficult one as some people will prefer carpet, others tiles and others timber. If you are considering redoing your flooring, have a think about the weather and temperatures, what more modern homes are using, and what would brighten your home.
You may like to use a mixture of flooring materials – carpet in the bedrooms and timber in the living/kitchen areas for example. High quality flooring will make a difference to your home, both in the look and the under-foot feel.
Kitchens and bathrooms sell houses
If you live in an older house or apartment, there’s a chance you may still have the original layout for your kitchen and bathroom, which can really date a house. While these are a more expensive renovation and will take a little longer, they can certainly add a lot of value to your home.
Many buyers will consider the kitchen and bathroom as the main rooms in the house that they use, so something modern looking, with stylish, durable materials is always a great way to go.
You don’t need to spend a lot on landscaping, but your garden and yard are the first things potential buyers see, so making them welcoming is essential. Tidying up your garden, pulling out any weeds and having the lawn trimmed regularly are basics that should be done. If you want to go a little further, you could consider having new garden beds put in with low maintenance plants and some fresh mulch.
As well as plants, you could add features to the garden such as solar lighting, ponds or rock gardens to add a unique touch.
Add a little storage
Everyone loves a home with ample storage space, and if your home doesn’t have a lot, this is certainly an area to look at. But how to add that space without taking away too much floor space?
If you are renovating your kitchen or bathroom, consider installing more cupboards or draw space or even building in a butler’s pantry. A mudroom is also a great way to add a little more storage, particularly if you have an unused part of your home. Installing a great bench seat, hooks and overhead open cupboards can make a lot of difference.
Other options for more storage might include under-stair storage if you have a multi-level home, recessed draws, built in bookshelves and built in wardrobes.
Don’t have time and want to sell quickly?
A fresh coat of paint will give the most bang for your buck when it comes time to sell. That, and a good clean and declutter. So if you are short of time, talk to us about a fast, easy approach to selling your home.
Thinking of selling? Talk to us!
Lost for where to start? Have a chat with the friendly sales team at Complete Real Estate – we can organise a time to pop around, walk through your home and give you an idea of what buyers are looking for in the current market. Contact us today!