Whether you’re trying to boost your home value in order to sell it, or just want a change, a home makeover could be right for you. While decorating is one obvious way to give your house a spruce-up, it’s not the only way. In this article, we’re going to look at a few tips to help modernize and improve your house — both inside and out. Some of these ideas might not be as expensive as you might think, and they could add value to your home.
Re-partition some interior walls
If you’ve got some walls that aren’t structurally important, you could make your home seem completely different by re-partitioning them. Different rooms have different importance as you’ve lived in a house for longer, but you don’t need to move to change your living arrangements. You might not need as many bedrooms anymore, or you might have enough space to create a new one — additional bedrooms are a great way of adding value. You might decide you’d rather an open-plan design downstairs, and moving some walls could help you do this. Just make sure you’ve had everything checked by a professional before you do anything, as you don’t want to move the wrong wall.
Install new lighting
New lighting could help bring your home into the 21st century and beyond. It’s amazing how much of a new feel the right lighting system could give to your home, both externally and internally. New lighting could add value to your home and work as a security feature, as well as making it look great.
Convert your garage
While you’re probably already aware how adding additional living space — especially bedrooms — can add value to your home, that normally means adding an extension. Extensions are normally expensive. However, so many people don’t use their garages anymore, and you can add real value to your house by turning it into additional living space. It’s not as expensive as an extension, because you only really need to brick up one end, and do a bit of decorating.
Clear unwanted junk
If you’ve got tons of unwanted junk in different parts of your house or outside, clearing them could be a huge weight off your mind. You can then decorate more easily or use the space for something more important. You could host a yard sale or sell stuff on eBay, or consider skip hire to get rid of stuff that doesn’t really have any value.
Decorate the right rooms
The best rooms to decorate first to add the most value are the kitchen and bathrooms. While these are normally the most expensive to do, they’ll wow the most guests and put more on the value of your house.
Hopefully some of these tips are what you’re looking for if you want to improve your home and potentially add some value in the process.