5 handy reno hints to add max value

July 23, 2015 - 2 min read

Are you looking to make a few renovations to your  property, but not sure how to go about it? Whether you’re looking to sell up or you just want to improve the overall look of your home, there’s a few renovation ideas you need to consider. While the possibilities are endless when it comes to upgrading your home, there are some changes that will have a big impact with minimal effort. From focusing on your kitchen to giving your property a fresh lick of paint, we’ve got some handy reno tips that’ll get you the most bang for your buck.

First impressions


Research indicates that potential buyers will often decide whether the home is—or isn’t—for them within the first 7 seconds. So be sure to place an emphasis on the entranceway and your front door. You want to give it something that will really make it stand out! Whether it’s a stainless steel house number, big vintage doors or a brass letterbox,there’s a number of ways you can make a good first impression. Remember to have sufficient lighting and consider adding life with a few pot plants.

Kitchen is key


Kitchens are the heart of your home. With this in mind, adding a new kitchen or improving your old one is the best way to increase the value of your property. It’s where families spend a lot of their time—whether it be cooking, dining or watching TV—so you want to keep it both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Depending on your budget, consider installing new equipment, a fresh splashback or more cupboard spacing.



Whether it’s a linen closet, kitchen cupboards or a tool shed, everybody needs storage to keep their valuables in. Potential buyers don’t want to pay for storage, so consider adding cupboards in the kitchen, storage options in the laundry and garage, or even a shed if you have enough space in the backyard.

Concentrate on colour


Putting a fresh coat of paint on your home is cheap and effective. It will improve the overall look of your whole home and you can do yourself! This doesn’t mean going all out and painting feature walls in every room; buyers prefer more neutral colours and remember lighter colours will make the space appear larger.

Fresh floors


Floors are often forgotten when it comes to renovating, but the right surface can give your home a real lift. If you have enough money, consider purchasing new floor boards—if you don’t already have them—as they both look great and are easy to maintain. Also, investing in a feature rug for your living room can really liven up the space, plus you can take it with you when you sell up!