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Five Fabulous Things You Can Do Around Your Home (That Will Boost Its Look And Value!)

The pandemic has made many impacts on our lives in 2020. Not least, the fact that we have spent more time at home, and often indoors than ever before. Of course, this has left many of us a little bored with our properties, and longing for a change. The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do around the home, both inside and outside to mix things up a little and improve your property's value while you are at it. Keep reading to find out what they are.

 

Change up the decor

 

One of the easiest ways of refreshing your home is to change up the decor. This means leaving the walls, floors, and ceiling as they are but replacing things like the soft furnishings, artworks, and accessories. Some people would include replacing items like sofas and furniture in this category, but you don't have to go down that route if you rather save some money.

The most effective way to spice up the decor in your home is to choose a color palette
, an era, or a theme as your foundation. You can then use this as your inspiration while ensuring all the individual parts come together as a cohesive whole.

 

 

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For example, if you opt for a room based on a midcentury theme, you can choose real vintage pieces or replica items from that era. You can even look at the most popular colorways from that time and use these in your room to give you a more put-together look.

 

When your interior decor looks great, your home will benefit from two things. The first is that it will be even better as a place for you to spend your time. While the second is that it will also be more appealing to buyers. This means you can command a higher price when it comes to putting it on the market.

 

Redecorate 

 

Redecorating your home is another option if you want to improve the way it looks, and its value. However, be warned, it will probably cost you a little more than just replacing the decor. Although, buyers often look for properties that require little work and can move straight into and start living their lives the right way, so if you can provide them with this option you will be able to ask for top dollar.

 

 

 

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In particular, pay attention to areas that need the most work. That means space where paint or paper is peeling from walls, or it looks worn and dirty. Ceilings and skirting boards can nearly always do with a good clean and a paint refresh too.

 

Finally, do not forget to include vital home maintenance jobs when you redecorate. This includes making sure the sealant in your bathroom and kitchen is moldy and that any squeaky door or floors are fixed.

 

Replace doors

 

Another straightforward way of refreshing the look of your home and adding value is to change your doors. Exterior doors should look good but also be as secure and energy-efficient as possible. Be sure to research the latest in security trends and tech before you make your purchase. After all, you can now get exterior doors with digital locks, which a potential buyer is likely to find particularly impressive.

 

 

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Interior doors can be replaced or sanded down and repainted if you so chose. Add new plates, doorknobs, and hinges to complete the look. However, do ensure that you take the time to hang your interior doors correctly. Otherwise, they might not just lower the value of your home, but drive you around the twist as well!

Exteriors as well as interiors 

 

Before we discuss more of the changes you can make to your home's interior that will boost its value, we mustn't forget about the outside. After all, the exterior of your property is the first thing that visitors and potential buyers will see, and that makes it vital that it gives the best impression possible.

 

Fortunately, there are several things you can do to your exterior that will boost its value. The first of these is to give your garden a makeover. Happily, you don't have to have an award-winning garden, just one that looks neat and tidy will do. With that in mind if you aren't too green-fingered, why not opt for some decking? Then add some plants in pots too. Many people prefer a lower maintenance garden, so you will be adding significant value by changing it in this way.

 

When it comes to your home's exterior, it's also a smart idea to take stock of your paths and driveways. Indeed potholes, cracks, and weathering can make your home look unloved, and get potential buyers to question your asking price. Not to mention that they can cause a real safety hazard for both you and your vehicles.

 

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Additionally, do not forget that most buyers want somewhere; they can keep their vehicles and protect them from the elements. With that in mind, you may wish to consider building a garage. Alternatively, you can opt for something like one of these domestic carports, instead. After all, they are likely to be cheaper than a full garage, but will also do a fine job of keeping your cars protected from the rain and sun.

 

Makeover the kitchen

 

The kitchen is also a space where you can make changes that will improve your home's look and its value. Indeed, for many buyers, the kitchen is a deal-breaker, and so it must be clean, attractive, and on point.

 

In an ideal world, you would probably remodel your entire kitchen. Unfortunately, kitchens can be costly, especially if you go for high-end finishes like marble or granite.

 

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However, if you have quite got the budget to do that, don't panic. Instead, you can do things such as replace or repainting unit and cupboard doors, which can make a massive difference for a significantly reduced price. Covering cracked or worn flooring with a rug can work well too. Oh, and adding good lighting and decluttering the surfaces in your kitchen are super simple things that will make the space look better, and add value.

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