6 Top Ways to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value in 2024

6 Top Ways to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value in 2024

If you’re thinking of selling your home in 2024, you may be looking for ways to increase your property’s resell value. While it’s true that some renovations are costly and time-consuming, the good news is that there are a bunch of simple additions or modifications that will instantly make your home look better.

Some of these simple renovations include a quick coat of paint. Other additions may include a more significant investment such as installing the blinds Narre Warren locals are adding to their homes.

Simple Renovations That Make All the Difference

Increasing your home’s resell value is an ongoing process of small tasks and maintenance that all add up. Routinely investing in the smaller tasks will prevent you from having to spend large amounts of money at once. We’ve listed a few of the more effective ways to add value to your home.

1.     Upgrade Your Window Coverings

Many Australian homeowners are replacing their traditional bulky curtains with modern, streamlined blinds. Whether you opt for Roman blinds or even roller blinds, you’ll be delighted to learn that either of these options can add significant value to your home’s resale potential.

This is because the average potential homeowner wants a home that has as many modern features as possible. Blinds not only add a modern aesthetic, but they’re also easy to clean and can be energy-efficient. Since they take up less space than heavy, bulky curtains, they also add space to a room. Homes that have a lot of natural light are also more likely to be appealing to buyers.

2.     Add a Lick of Paint

Property sellers should never underestimate the power behind a fresh coat of paint. It’s also a good idea to paint the interior, exterior walls, gates and garage door. Fresh paint, in a neutral colour, will instantly give an older home a new look.

While painting all at once can be quite costly, especially if you hire someone to do it, there’s always the DIY option. Breaking your painting task up into smaller chunks will ensure that you can stretch it over a few months. Start with one room at a time if you’re working with a smaller budget.

3.     Replace Fittings

Another simple way to improve your home’s interior is by replacing worn-out handles, hinges and other fixtures. Take a look at all hinges of your various cupboards and cabinets and replace any that may be causing doors to droop or not close properly. Replace dated plastic handles with modern, streamlined options.

It’s also a good idea to check your taps and showerhead and consider replacing them with modern water-conserving options. While these can be costly, the good news is that you will start saving on your water bill from the minute you install them. It’s also another feature that potential homeowners look for.

4.     Give Your Garden a Makeover

Potential buyers see your garden and front yard before they see your home. It’s important to keep your garden neat and trimmed all year round if you’re planning to put your home on the market.

Consider these few tips to give your garden space an instant makeover:

  • Remove weeds from your garden and your walkways
  • Add native plants to any open spaces as these will require less water and maintenance
  • Ensure that you mow your lawn often and use grey water (used house water) to keep your garden and grass green all year around
  • Trim trees and shrubs, especially any that may be hanging on the roof
  • Add a few cost-effective solar lights to your garden or walkway leading up to the front door
  • Use clay or terracotta pots with bright-coloured native plants to break up a long, boring driveway

5.     Clean the Gutters

You may think it’s only necessary to clean the gutters when they seem clogged. However, even the smallest water build-up in your gutter system can cause water damage to your walls and foundation. Be sure to clean your gutters just before and during the rainy season.

It’s also important to check for leaks, rust and loose roof nails or screws while you’re up there. Have these repaired as soon as possible as this aspect can be a huge letdown on your house’s resale value.

6.     Focus on the Exterior

The exterior of your house is as important as the interior. Set aside money on your budget to paint items such as the walls, window frames, gates and even the mailbox. Upgrade the house numbers, lighting on the porch and if needed, replace an old front door handle with a modern one. Add a few plants to your porch to make your home look inviting.

Final Thoughts

Giving your home a much-needed upgrade starts with making a list of what’s wrong with it in its current state. Allocate a monthly budget to repairs and start ticking items off your list. You’ll soon see that making a whole lot of smaller improvements will eventually have a huge impact on the value of your home!

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Carl Herman is an editor at DataFileHost enjoys writing about the latest Tech trends around the globe.