If you’ve ever watched a popular Canadian TV show, “Love It or List It”, it becomes quite clear that people usually decide to renovate their homes out of two reasons: they either want to fall in love with it once more, or they think it’s time to move on so they decide to renovate their home in hopes of boosting its value on the market.
No matter what your reasons are, know that there are some interior design ideas that can instantly boost the value of your property, so make sure you check them out before you get down to business. So, let’s find out what those upgrades are and how you can implement them in your home remodel.
A new coat of paint
Probably the easiest way to improve the look of your interior is by treating your walls to a new coat of paint. Freshly painted walls will instantly give the old shine back to any room, making it look clean and well-maintained. If you’ve decided to sell or rent your home, keep in mind that neutrals are the best way to go, but try to avoid all white in order not to create an environment that looks too sterile.
Show some love to your kitchen
Big or small, kitchen remodels usually bring a significant return on investment if you decide to sell your home. However, remodeling a kitchen can easily get out of control, so make sure you decide exactly what you are planning on remodeling before you actually start. Smaller remodels that can still bring about 80% ROI include repainting your walls, updating your cabinet faces, changing your backsplash and replacing cabinet and drawer handles. Also, replacing your old incandescent light bulbs with alternatives such as CFL or LED is another smart – but not too pricey – move.
Don’t forget the bedroom either
The bedroom is the place where people spend quite a lot of time, but that time is usually sent sleeping. This means that your bedroom design should not be too overwhelming, but it should foster serenity and tranquility. Since Aussies are known for their self-love, it’s no wonder that they equip their bedrooms with comfortable bedroom furniture from Sydney, that’s sleek in design and offers maximum comfort. So, if you don’t absolutely adore your bed, find the one that you will because getting a good night’s rest is priceless.
Check out your flooring
If your carpets and rugs have seen some better days, consider replacing them. There’s no point in getting a fresh coat of paint on your walls and equipping your room with new furniture if the base of the room, i.e. the carpet, is shabby and old. So, invest in a new floor cover – be it a rug or a carpet – and enjoy the new dose of freshness in your home. This is another little upgrade that can mean a lot if you ever decide to sell.
Take care of the bathroom
Bathroom remodels usually bring around 70% ROI, which means that no matter what you decide to do, you can be sure that it will pay off. However, keep in mind the bigger picture if you’re remodeling it with the intent to sell it. In that case, make practical and eco-friendly upgrades, and once again stick to the neutrals and a minimalist design. On the other hand, if you’re remodeling your bathroom because you’re tired of the old design, you can follow your heart and implement the changes that will work for you in particular.
Remember: before you start remodeling, determine the reason, to make the entire process easier. Additionally, making your home look more expensive doesn’t require a huge budget, but some careful planning and some neat tricks. So, when you finally decide to remodel, try to keep these ideas in mind.
by Derek Lotts