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How to Quickly Add Value to Your House Before Selling

1. Freshen the house with some paint

A fresh coat of paint can transform a house and add serious value. Choose a neutral colour, such as white, to appeal to as many people possible. Choosing white will also give your buyers a blank canvas for them to apply their own personality while not offending anyone with bright colours.

One thing to remember when re-paining your home for selling, you’re not after a perfect paint job. Your goal should be to make the house appeal to as many potential buyers possible, chances are they will repaint it anyway.

2. Update flooring

While adding fresh paint to the walls will make your house instantly look better, nothing can improve old, warn and depressing floors. Updating your flooring can be easy and doesn’t have to break the bank.

Some carpets can be addressed with a professional steam clean, but other carpets are just too far past it’s use-by-date. Update your old carpet with a colour that will complement your wall paint. Darker carpet will make your home feel smaller and more intimate while lighter carpet will open up the room and make it feel larger.

Similarly, with carpet, floorboards have a use-by-date too and sometimes they are too far gone to be saved. Floorboards are generally easier to maintain than carpet and are easily installed. With numerous options to fit everyone’s budgets, floorboards are a great choice for your home.

3. Spruce up the garden

The garden can be the icing on the cake for potential buyers so it’s worth spending some quality time ensuring it is up to standard. Ensure plants are trimmed and well maintained. Fill in any blank spaces with additional plants to prevent the garden from looking bare. It may be worth hiring a high-pressure cleaner to ensure your paths, decking and outside of the house is clean. Wipe down any outdoor furniture and ensure your fence is presentable.

If you’re not feeling up to the task, hire a gardener who can ensure your garden will be perfect come auction day.

4. Kitchens sell houses

The saying often goes that kitchens sell houses. Ensuring your kitchen is up to date is one of the simplest ways to guarantee your house doesn’t just sell but you get the most money possible. If your kitchen has seen better days, consider getting a new one installed. Affordable kitchens can be purchased from major retailers such as Ikea and Bunnings Warehouse.

You don’t need to break the bank to update your kitchen, sometimes all that is needed is a face lift. Paint the cupboards or consider replacing the cupboard with new modern doors and handles. New benchtops can easily be installed and simple upgrades to the splashback and tap fittings will make your kitchen look like new.

5. Window treatments make all the difference

Freshly painted walls, new flooring and the perfect kitchen can be let down by a simple decoration, window treatments. Old, damaged blinds can outdo all your hard-renovating work so when updating your house don’t overlook the power of new blinds. The great news is that new blinds are easy to install with plenty of options for all price ranges.

Plain white roller blinds are affordable and will appeal to a large number of potential buyers. Make the room look softer by installing floor to ceiling sheer blinds which span across the whole wall. Find inspiration on Pinterest for the perfect blinds for your space.

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