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Tips to give your home a facelift

Tips to give your home a facelift

You don’t have to spend a lot to make a big difference to your home.

If you’re looking to sell your home or just want to freshen the place up a bit, there are a few small things you can do to give your home a new lease of life and potentially increase its value, without blowing a big hole in your budget.

Check out these tips for each of the rooms in your house.

Bathroom

  • Install a glass walk-in shower to give the feel of more space
  • Paint or spray over existing tiles to save buying new ones
  • Place some pot plants near the window to add some life and colour
  • Make sure any changes you do make fit the existing layout you have so you can avoid expensive plumbing charges

Kitchen

  • Clean all your appliances and cupboards. If you’re installing new ones, think about a matte finish rather than glossy to help hide dirt and fingerprints
  • Make sure there is plenty of space to walk around benches, ovens and other areas
  • Clear out any unnecessary items or utensils to free up storage space
  • Replace older door, draw and cupboard handles with modern ones

Living & dining rooms

  • Painting the walls is a relatively easy and affordable way to significantly change the feel of a room
  • Use accessories like rugs, lamps, curtains, artwork and cushions to shape your rooms
  • Be consistent across colours and styles to create a more open and inviting space
  • Update the light fittings

Outdoors

  • Clean and paint your driveways, paths, fences and gates
  • Keep the garden tidy and contained
  • Consider renovating entertaining areas, including BBQ and outdoor furniture – this can make a big difference if you’re looking to sell

Refinancing your home loan is one way to help cover the costs of any renovations you might decide to make to your home. 

This article is intended to provide general information of an educational nature only. It does not have regard to the financial situation or needs of any reader and must not be relied upon as financial product advice.