5 Top Tips to Boost your Property on a Budget
Are you selling your house or redecorating an investment property, but don’t want to spend all your savings in the process? We’ve put together 5 key ways you can change the overall look of your property without breaking the bank.
Paint Away Tired Walls
One of the most affordable ways to spruce up your home is giving it a lick of paint. Over the years walls can begin to look tired, luckily this is an easy fix with a quick paint job. If you’re aiming to sell or rent stick to neutrals colours, make sure to keep things light and modern, as heavy patterns or bold colours can end up looking outdated or make a room appear smaller. The great thing about painting is you can quite literally DIY; make sure you grab a tester pot before tackling the full wall as colours can appear different depending on the light. If you’re not feeling confident, call in a decorator!
Paint Your Cupboard Doors
Whilst you’re on a painting roll, why not give your cupboard a quick fix up as well? If you’ve changed your walls keep your cupboards in sync too. Try complimenting a light wall with a shade of pale grey. Be warned; before you embark on the painting be sure to give your cupboards a good clean with a strong detergent to remove any grease. The next step is to rub down wooden cupboards with fine sandpaper and apply a wood primer-dependent on the surface. Once the primer is dry, paint away, two coats should do it.
Update Your Door Knobs
It may seem like a minor detail but believe it or not, changing your doorknobs can instantly modernise the appearance of a room, whether it be a kitchen, bedroom or bathroom. Replacing the full fittings could become costly, replacing the knobs alone is a much cheaper, yet effective way to give the fixtures a new look. When choosing your new knobs be sure to stick to a similar size to avoid them looking out of place on your furniture.
Change Your Front Door
The front door is the first thing people see when coming to view your property. It takes around 7 seconds for someone to make a first impression; this is the same for your house. If your front door is looking tired, outdated, or even unsecure, this could immediately put off a potential buyer. If you have a wooden door why not get it repainted or varnished; soft pastels are a popular colour of choice at the minute. If you’ve got a little more money left in your budget, why not replace the door completely. It might be more of an expense now, but the return will be worth it when you find yourself a buyer.
Upgrade Your Light Fittings
We’re not suggesting you fit a whole new spotlight system, but updating an old dusty light fitting or lamp shade could brighten and modernise a room. If you have a large room use a statement fitting to attract attention and create a spacious feel, use lamps and other lights to further brighten the room. If you have a smaller space use a long pendant light to emphasise the ceiling height as oppose to room width. If a room seems light and bright this will instantly attract potential buyers all for a small cost.
Making a few minor inexpensive changes could make a huge difference to the way potential buyers view your property. You don’t have to spend thousands to make a dramatic difference! Give these tricks a try and see what a difference it makes!