Is your home starting to look a little dusty and dated? Sure, that’s okay when Halloween is just around the corner, but those cobwebs don’t have to be! Modernising doesn’t have to be an expensive affair. Creating a fresh look, without bringing out the sledgehammers or breaking the bank, is a lot easier than you think.
Here are a few basic renovation ideas to elevate your property’s value, and make your run-down room look brand new.
Clean, de-clutter & depersonalise
Firstly, get rid of all personal items, as well as any random “stuff” laying around in your rooms. These things are just taking up space and become an eyesore for potential homebuyers. Once you’ve de-cluttered and depersonalised, wind-up some serious elbow grease!
Nobody wants Mr. Mould Patch watching them shower. Only once you have a clean, blank canvas, will you be able to truly start your new creative adventure with all its potential.
Let your ‘walls’ down
Ever noticed on home renovation shows that the first thing to be changed, are walls being broken down? By doing this, living spaces instantly appear significantly bigger.
Furthermore, the entire face of the home changes. If it’s in your budget to make radical changes, you can never go wrong by opening up your floor plan.
However, if you need a cost-effective renovation, you don’t always need to start with demolishing. Moving furniture around can change your perception of a room, by opening spaces on a more visual level.
When last did the walls get a fresh coat of paint? A fresh ‘splash of magic’ can change the tone of a room, make it appear lighter and even look bigger – if you pick the right colours. Fresh fittings can instantly modernise a home.
Moreover, revitalising changes like lifting old carpets and sanding wooden floors, are also an option. However, don’t be fooled, these are where your biggest expenses will be in your home’s facelift.
Taking your time and spending the money will be worth it, though, because this is what will completely restore your aged property and make it feel brand new.
Trim the hedges
Before anybody puts a foot into your house, they go through your garden. An unkempt garden is a realtor’s worst nightmare. You should make sure your garden, whatever size it is, has been weeded, lawn-mowed and given a good all-round polish.
No need to bring in landscapers, but your home will look a whole lot more attractive to potential buyers if your garden looks pristine.
Restoring an aged home is never easy and requires a lot of imagination. Furthermore, it’s even harder to do so on a small budget. Having said this, follow our simple, cost-effective renovation ideas and you’ll be well on your way to creating a fresh-looking, modern, revitalised house that you can be proud of.
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