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If you are planning on selling your home, this summer is the perfect time to tackle small projects that will add value to your home. If you are looking to add value to your home, here are some tips from property experts over at Century 21 Gold in Manurewa.
It’s a fact that kitchen’s sell houses. If you don’t have the budget for a complete remodel there are small things that you an upgrade or replace that will go a long way and won’t break the bank. “For example, if your kitchen looks a little outdated try replacing the fixtures, faucets and hinges,” says Century 21 Gold Manurewa principal Derryn Mayne. Catch every buyer's eye with a pot rack with fresh new pots, pans and a hanging wine bottle holder.
In the bathroom try removing overhead lighting in favour of wall mounts which add warmth and value to your bathroom. Make sure that around your mirror you have even lighting with no side shadows. Also make sure the bathroom is spotlessly clean. It’s easy for dirt and grime to become embedded in bathroom surfaces. “You can freshen it up with new grout,” says Derryn.
For the exterior of your home try fresh paint, tidy landscaping and even outdoor furniture. “Buyers often imagine themselves enjoying their backyards, especially as the summer sun shines,” comments Derryn. Now is also the perfect time to plant flowers along the sidewalk, in front of the house, inside flower boxes and in hanging baskets which all make for an enticing home that will draw the buyers in.
One of the simplest, most cost-effective small projects you can take on to add value to your home is paint! A fresh coat of paint can make rooms appear more modern, clean and updated which is great for the value. When choosing paint colours for your home make sure you keep in mind that neutral tones will appeal to the greatest number of people.
Replace old appliances with energy-efficient models. Home buyers will often try to find ways to save money when shopping for a new home, so switching to Energy-Efficient Appliances will attract buyers. Look for Energy Star-rated appliances which are better for the environment as they use less energy.
If you want to know what home is currently worth or what you can do to improve its value, the talk to friendly and professional real estate agent from Century 21 in Manurewa. By knowing what your current home is worth they can help you figure out what home you can afford next.
Contact Century 21 Gold Real Estate Manurewa:
Address: 25 Station Road Manurewa Auckland 2102
Postal Address: PO Box 75459 Manurewa Auckland 2243
Phone: 09 267 8980
Fax: 09 267 8982
Phone: 0274 587 724