House Renovation Ideas to Add Value to Your Home

First impressions last, which is why house renovations can do wonders for a home’s value. Renovations have the ability to add significant resale value to your home. It takes a lot of research, time and patience to get the job done the way you want it to. These house renovations could be upgrades for personal purposes, or to accommodate major life changes before putting the house up for sale. The right renovation project can significantly improve the livability of your home.

At a quick glance, many house renovation ideas can seem pricey but this doesn’t have to be the case. When it comes to getting your property ready for sale, it is very important to pay close attention to your renovation budget, and assess how much you may need to spend to get a good result. It is also very important to pay attention to the market value of your home and the houses in the surrounding area.
To help you decide on the right kind of project for you, we’ve come up with some house renovation ideas that could transform the look of your house and make it more appealing to buyers.


Upgrading your kitchen

Often dubbed the ‘heart of the home’, an update to the kitchen can play a role in modernising a home. Simple updates to a kitchen such as carefully considering the layout and use of space can be transformative. The key to a great kitchen is functionality, with style incorporated into the design. You can replace outdated cabinets, drawer fronts, handles, taps and skirtings to make a big impression. Splashbacks can add a wow factor more than any fancy appliances and they are also perfect for protection against mould and cracks. Solid-surface countertops are extremely popular and can become the focal point of the kitchen.


Updating the bathroom

Everyone can appreciate the importance of a good bathroom, especially during the morning rush, or when you just need a hot bath to relax in! Just like the kitchen, bathrooms are definitely worthy of your attention when checking out house renovation ideas. You can spruce up the look of the bathroom by replacing some old tiles, replacing the shower head and handles with modernised pieces, and also with a new paint job. Just these minor details can make the room look bright and clean.



Transform your outdoor space

If you’re renovating with the aim of selling your home, an improved outdoor area can make the home more attractive to potential buyers. A great garden can make it easier to incorporate outdoor living into your lifestyle, be it entertaining friends or enjoying family time.
A low maintenance design can save you a lot of time and money and be easily manageable. Landscaping choices are personal, which is why over the top features in your backyard will not boost your ability to sell. Keeping the look classic and simple is the best way to go.

Maintaining the exterior

We all know the old saying ‘you never get a second chance to make a good first impression’, and this goes for your house too. If you’re renovating to sell remember the exterior of your house is the first thing that potential buyers will see of your property. Creating an exterior focal point can make a home feel more inviting. Play around with plants in the front yard, or switch up the colour of your front door to create a great first impression of your home.

Thinking of starting a renovation project? Our team at iBuildNew can help you! Contact us on 1300 943 640  or for free assistance in finding a builder.

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Manya Mehra

Manya graduated with an Honours degree in 2018 in Creative and Professional Writing. Alongside that, she is passionate about interior design, house renovation and art.


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