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If you’re looking to sell your home soon, you may want to consider making a few changes. Prospective buyers cast a critical eye, so if your décor has become tired or out-of-date, they’ll notice.

Making improvements isn’t difficult; in many cases, relatively small projects can boost the look and perceived value of your home. Renovation is all about the attention-grabbing areas and curb appeal – you want your home to give a great impression when someone comes to view it.

Here are six ways you could increase your property’s value:

1. Switch Out Bold Colours For Neutral Styling

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That bright red accent wall that you love? It’s not for everyone, and you may want to replace it. When a prospective buyer visits your home, they are trying to imagine how their belongings will fit into your home. This is easier when the styling is relatively neutral.

Bold colours draw the eye and distract viewers from seeing the potential of the rest of the room. Neutral colours, such as ivory, look great but are less distracting and will work with almost anything they have.

2. Remodelling Your Kitchen

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Your kitchen is one of the key areas that potential buyers will be looking at and it can add (or remove) a lot of value to your home. Most kitchens won’t require a full remodel: instead, look for the areas where you can make the most impact.

Common areas where big improvements can be made include repainting cabinets and walls, replacing the tap fittings, upgrading your cooker, and improving the lighting. If your cupboard doors need more than a bit of paint, consider replacing the doors (but not the rest of the cabinet).

Of course, if you’re looking for a bigger project…

3. Switching to an Open Plan Design

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Open-plan living has become increasingly fashionable and popular, but many older homes were not designed that way. You can take advantage of this by removing a wall or two to open-up part of your home.

One good way to do this is to remove one of your kitchen walls to create a larger kitchen/dining area that will be great for entertaining.

4. Increase Your Curb Appeal

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The front of your home will be the first thing buyers see and will set the tone for the rest of their viewing. You can’t change the style of your building, but you can make the best of whatever you have. Tasks that can achieve this include repainting your home, updating the windows, and replacing the front door.

A big improvement can be made just by investing some time and energy into the front yard. A smart front yard with short grass, trimmed hedges, and a few nice flowers or plants can make a huge difference to the buyer’s first impression.

5. Give Your Bathroom a Makeover

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After the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the most important areas to get right. Cleanliness is vital, but no amount of scrubbing can make a tired toilet look brand new – consider a replacement if necessary.

Easier wins include replacing the taps, repainting tiles, improving the lighting and redoing the grouting.

6. New Patio

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A new patio is a cost-effective way to refresh your backyard and increase the space available for entertaining. Patios are attractive to buyers because they are low maintenance, add to your living area, and provide a great place to relax and unwind.

If you want to go one step further, the addition of a roof over part of your patio and outdoor blinds can turn it into a true living space. An area like this provides protection from the elements, is usable all-year round, and provides an effective extension to your living space for far less cost than an extension.

Are you looking to improve your home? The Grand Patios team can help! We are your local Perth patio experts and specialise in patios, alfresco areas and carports. Call 0895921285 or contact us online today to get your free quote.

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