Preparing to sell your house is an exciting journey, as you look toward a new future while revisiting past memories. To get the most out of selling your home, it’s important to maximise the selling points and ensure the hard-working spaces of your house are both pretty and practical. Renovating specific areas of your home before it goes on the market can increase the value of the property, and take your home from dull and outdated to striking and modern. Below, we outline the top three areas you should revamp when renovating to sell your home.
Heart of the Home
The kitchen is the hub of the home, a functional and inviting space for your family and friends to gather together, prepare meals and share stories from their days. For potential buyers, your kitchen needs to tick a number of boxes, from expansive bench space to a stunning splashback. Take a look at your current kitchen. Is it lacking in cohesive style? Is the cabinetry clunky or the benchtops cluttered? Whatever the case, set aside some time and money to optimise the kitchen – one of the biggest selling points!
Our top tips? Install a trio of pendants above the benchtop that are consistent with your interior scheme to create a clear focal point, and if your joinery is timber then consider repainting cupboards in a fresh, on-trend colour. For bigger changes, replace your surfaces with hard-working, luxe-look materials – from floorboards to benchtops. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to reach out to the friendly team at Bay 2 Bay Group for some guidance on your kitchen renovation.
Bathrooms are often small spaces that pack a design punch. When people visit your open home, they’re looking for a bathroom that exudes a sense of relaxation and plays to practicality. This means ample lighting, whether natural or artificial, modern surfaces and easy-to-use fixtures and fittings. Downlights and LED lights are simple to install to create ambience and add value to your bathroom, as is changing up your mirror to suit an on-trend style. But if you need to restructure the layout to create a more productive space that will appeal to your buyers, it’s best to get in touch with bathroom renovation specialists to take care of everything from the design to coordinating the trades.
During these uncertain times, it pays to be flexible. While there are issues that can arise during any renovation, such as poor craftsmanship by the previous owners or even asbestos, during the pandemic other mitigating factors are becoming more and more frequent. One of the biggest issues facing contractors is the lack of building materials, as a shortage of shipments from overseas means getting a hold of certain materials might be more difficult than usual. So, be flexible and prepare to accept alternative solutions to unattainable fixtures and finishes.
The laundry is one of the most underrated rooms of the house, a hard-working wet zone that needs to withstand the daily rigours of washing and drying for the whole family. When putting your house up for sale, it’s important to ensure your laundry is designed with durable materials and a highly functional layout. If you’ve noticed your laundry isn’t making the most of storage space or has an outdated sink, consider making some changes before auction day.
Some simple swaps that can instantly elevate your laundry interiors include switching up your tapware with a more modern design, replacing your splashback or installing a pull-out laundry hamper. These are easy weekend tasks that – with the assistance of a qualified plumber or tiler – can increase the value of your home, especially with skilled professionals who prioritise speed and efficiency to get your home on the market as soon as possible.