10 Quick Renovations to Add Value to Your Home

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10 Quick Renovations to Add Value to Your Home

Enhancing your home with minor improvements can have a huge impact on its overall appearance and value. Here are 10 quick and easy ways to improve your home. 10 quick renovations to add value to your home.

10 Quick Renovations to Add Value to Your Home

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1. Paint

Painting your walls definitely provides the greatest improvement for the least amount of money. Opting for bright whites or neutral colours is a sure-fire way to brighten your space and add value. Bunnings will normally have discounted tins of paint for $10 or less so even if you’re on a budget you can use this trick. 

2. Kitchen Backsplash 

Updating your kitchen is essential if you want to improve the look, and increase the value of your home. Installing an on-trend backsplash in your kitchen is a super simple way to do this. Subway, herringbone and marble tiles are all on-trend at the moment and can transform a dated kitchen. There are so many options including peel and stick backsplashes that you can install yourself.

3. Landscape the Yard

Adding some new turf or plants to your yard is an excellent way to improve your home. Landscaping the front yard will increase curb appeal and make your home more welcoming and improving the backyard will create an awesome space for entertaining. Large fiddle leaf figs, green wall instalments and big succulents like Agave plants are all trendy, easy to maintain options. Installing a pathway or painting your front fence can also make a huge difference for a low cost.

10 Quick Renovations to Add Value to Your Home

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4. Outdoor Lighting

Not only will outdoor lighting add safety to your home it will also add value. Installing lights on your deck, around your yard and on the front of your house can improve the appearance dramatically and create mood lighting for entertaining. Automatic porch lights have been shown to help deter burglars and will be a handy addition if you are coming home late and need guidance to the front door. Lighting can completely transform a space so be selective when you choose the brightness, position, style and colour of the lights, recommend the lighting experts from Watts Up Solar and Electrical. 

5. Revamp the Garage Door

Switching out your old garage door will have a huge impact on the curb appeal of your home. Wooden garage doors are super on-trend but on the pricier side, if you’re on a budget you can still achieve the wood look without breaking the bank by using a DIY paint kit on your existing door. Painting your garage door an on-trend colour can also inexpensively improve its appearance. 

If you can work it into your budget, getting a new garage door is a great investment because of how much real estate the door takes up on the front of your house. If you don’t have an electric garage door already, installing one can also add security to your home which is perfect if you store expensive belongings in the garage. 

6. Deck Space

Who doesn’t love enjoying an evening on the deck? A simple way to extend your home is to add an exterior deck. A deck is a perfect place to entertain and adds a lot of value to your home. If you want to add additional rooms to your home without hiring expensive builders, an enclosed deck is a great option because it’s way more affordable and easier to install. 

10 Quick Renovations to Add Value to Your Home

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7. Paint or Replace the Front Door

The entrance to your home leaves a huge impression on your guests and by updating your front door you can give your home a whole new look. 

“If you’re on a budget simply paint your existing door to freshen it up or you could opt for a bright colour like blue or red to add a little spice and character,” says home designer Gary Hamer. 

There are so many trendy new doors that are reasonably priced and easy to install so this should definitely be at the top of your list. 

8. Install Security

Security technology has become a huge market for homeowners in recent years. The invention of devices like the Ring Doorbell and security cameras designed for the home has made it easier than ever to add a layer of protection to your house. 

“Adding security cameras, motion sensors or alarm systems to your home will not only help to keep you safe but also add value to your place if you ever decide to sell or rent,” says the home security specialists from Sunshine Security. “Most products connect to your phone so you can monitor your home even if you’re at work or on holidays”. 

9. Replace Carpet with Hardwood or Laminate

We all know that after a while carpet just doesn’t look or smell clean. Oftentimes homes with older carpets can look extremely dated. 

“Ripping up the carpet and replacing it with hardwood or laminate flooring is the ultimate renovation because it will brighten up your space, eliminate odour and make your home look brand new” notes flooring renovator’s from Quality Timber Flooring

You can even DIY this task with floating floorboards that are super easy to install. Adding durable hardwood or laminate to your home will make cleaning easier and will increase your home’s value. 


10 Quick Renovations to Add Value to Your Home

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10. Dress the Walls

Adding some expensive-looking art or large mirrors to your walls can transform the way your room looks. Opting for trendy pieces like large, neutral or monotone abstract works will make your home look very editorial. You can even create art yourself, get guidance from YouTube or inspiration from Pinterest and personalise your piece to suit your decor. Mirrors are fantastic tools because they make your space look bigger and reflect light. 

Sarah Miller

Sarah writes about her personal journey, learning, life optimisation and her passions. For more thoughts and ideas, you can connect with Sarah on Twitter

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