July 04, 2019
How to renovate your home on a budget
When it comes to renovating your home or investment property, it can often be a disheartening process as your ideas and creative flame can be extinguished by the thought of ‘how much is this going to cost?’ before it even starts to burn.
Home renovations can be quite costly but they definitely don’t have to be. We have a few tips on how you can refresh your home without the sizable price tag, and also advice on what rooms are highly considered by potential tenants and buyers.
The most important thing to consider when making any change to your home is whether or not it is going to add value, both financially and practically.
It is also important to consider short term and long term goals for your property. For example, it would be a shame to spend time and money upgrading a small kitchen or bathroom if you will need it bigger in the future, this is especially relevant for growing families.
So, what areas and forms of improvements do we recommend to add to your properties bottom dollar that won’t break the bank?
Kitchens and bathrooms sell and rent houses. While major renovations can require multiple trades, a big budget and a substantial amount of time, there are some quick and easy D.I.Y. improvements you can make that will have a big impact.
Splashbacks; Tiling or retiling your kitchen and laundry splashbacks is a simple way to make a big difference in your home. Modern, stylish and affordable tiles are readily available and more often than not, these jobs can be done yourself.
Tapware; Updating tapware is an effective way of refreshing a space for a small price.
Shower Screens; Replacing shower curtains and screens with sleek frameless glass panels can modernise your bathroom whilst also making the space feel bigger.
Built in Robes; Installing robes into bedrooms adds to the practicality of a home and is a very appealing aspect for potential tenants or house hunters.
Shelving; Shelving in a laundry or office space is a simple and practical upgrade that can go a long way and can easily be done yourself.
Shutters; Replacing curtains and updating outdated blinds with sleek plantation shutters can brighten up any room, and increasing the natural light will only make the room feel more spacious.
Heating and cooling; Ensuring that your property has adequate heating and cooling is a must, especially for investment properties. We are finding that potential tenants won’t give a second look to properties with no or limited heating and cooling.
Paint; Never under estimate the power that a fresh coat of paint can have in any room, it’s a cost effective way to make a big difference instantly.
Every home is different and deciding what is best for your home can be tricky, if you don’t know where to start or would like some tips for your property our team is always here to help.