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It stands to reason that every homeowner wants to get a great price for their home, but how many know how to improve their home’s value before putting it up for sale?

Fortunately, it’s possible to improve your home’s value without spending a great deal of money, which is something you don’t want to do. Especially seeing that you can never be exactly sure how much you’ll actually recuperate when you sell your home.

However, you don’t need to break the bank in order to make your property more appealing to potential buyers. There are more than a few small changes that you can apply which will make your home much more alluring, starting with the kitchen.

Consistency in the Kitchen

The kitchen is still the first room that potential buyers tend to look at when inspecting a property, so focus your attentions on the kitchen first. If you’re handy around the house you can manage most improvements yourself, but don’t attempt anything that will see you in over your head – that’s where the expenses start to stack up.

Consistency in the kitchen is very important to homebuyers, so make sure all the faucets, cupboards and appliances in your kitchen are of the same style. For a few hundred dollars you can get a new kitchen faucet set, update all the handles on the cupboards and do a little extra work around the kitchen to ensure consistency. A cohesive and organised kitchen can do wonders for your home’s resale value. 

Beautify the Bathroom

After the kitchen, the bathroom is likely to be the area that potential homebuyers will focus their attentions on next. Bathroom remodelling projects can be expensive, so rule this out in favour of making a few minor improvements. Like the kitchen, you should aim for a consistent, unified look with all fixtures of the same style and colour.

Minor improvements that can add up to make a big difference include re-grouting tiled areas and the shower, updating lighting fixtures and replacing old toilet seats and mirrors. Also, if you have an old pedestal sink, replacing it with a new one can make a significant difference to your bathroom, as can replacing old shower screens.

Lighten Up

Homes that are light, bright and breezy attract the attention of homebuyers and you’ll find that lightening and brightening your home can make a notable difference to the offers you receive. After taking care of any wall repairs required, a fresh coat of paint always works wonders, so opt for a nice, light colour. Something neutral.

White walls, despite being as neutral as possible, are often perceived as boring while other colours may prove a bit too outlandish for some potential homebuyers. If you’re unsure of what colour to paint your internal walls, confer with your real estate agent.

Although far from all the improvements you can engage in to improve your home’s value, these are some of the simplest, most affordable options that can make your property more appealing to potential homebuyers.

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