Many buyers want to purchase a house that needs little to no work as most people don’t want the hassles or the extra costs. Therefore it is best to present your home at its best.
You want to freshen up your home but need to avoid over capitalisation. Therefore when considering cosmetic enhancements think about what you notice when you inspect a house.
Take a walk through your home and note down things needing attention and do the same outside the home. Sometimes all you need to do is trim the plants out the front and paint the walls inside.
- Trim back overgrown trees and shrubs and remove any weeds.
- Consider planting a few new plants to give a fresh modernised look.
- Give the driveway a good clean and wash all exterior pathways.
- Repair any damage to gates or fences.
- Replace curtains or blinds to the front windows if they are very dated or broken.
- Give the front door a coat of paint and change the handle if it’s dated, or replace with a new door.
- Repair any damages to walls, doors, locks, cracked tiles etc.
- Consider re-grouting your tiles in the bathroom for a fresh look.
- Rip up old carpets and polish timber floors if the home has them.
Lighten Up the House
- Open up blinds and curtains.
- Replace any outdated light fittings with simple modern styles which can be found in many hardware stores.
Revamp the Kitchen
- If your kitchen is old and tired revamping your kitchen is essential; it can be as easy as painting the cabinetry (specialised paints are available for laminated surfaces)
- Replace handles with newer modern handles.
- Replace an old tired looking benchtop.
- Give your appliances a good thorough clean.
- If your tiles are in good condition but very outdated then consider painting them white (see your hardware store for suitable paints).
- Change the tap ware for an instant modernised look.
- Replace or fix any broken floor tiles.