Whether you’re looking to sell or simply want to get stuck into some home improvements, there are plenty of DIY projects you can do! These simple improvements can make a big difference to the look and feel of your home, as well as increasing its value.


Update your fixtures

We’re talking bathroom taps, outdated lighting fixtures, and worn doorknobs - these little features can make a big difference. Though often overlooked, having new and modern fixtures throughout your house can completely transform the space and give it a new feel.
Tip: a high-quality shower head is a great selling point!


Start at the front door

Giving your front door a fresh coat of paint, re-staining it, or completely replacing it is a great way to add value. This increases curb appeal and can help make an excellent first impression for potential buyers or visitors. Also consider upgrading the screens in your security door if they are looking worn or damaged.


Take a look outside

Landscaping may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your homes value. However, having a well-managed garden that compliments your home exterior will attract buyers. For many homeowners something low-maintenance holds appeal, saving you both time and money.


The heart of your home

The kitchen is often called the heart of the home and can make or break a sale. Taking simple steps to improve the space can add significant value to your home, and can be done in one weekend! Painting your cabinet doors for a refreshed look is a great place to start, and you can take it one step further by installing soft close hinges for a quality feel.


A coat of paint

Whether you’ve got an outdated colour palette, a few scratches, or just feel like your walls need a little TLC, a fresh coat of paint can make a dramatic difference. Be sure to go around the house and fix up any holes or damage, and then select a neutral colour palette that gives a modern look and holds broad appeal.


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