Affordable DIY updates before selling your house in 2019

So, you’ve decided 2019 is the year you’ll sell your home. Maybe it’s time to upgrade to a larger house, move Adelaide Hills suburbs or even downsize, now that the kids have moved out. Whatever the reason, this article is going to interest you.

Date:

06-Dec-2018

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Selling

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Amanda Smith

Affordable DIY updates before selling your house in 2019

So, you’ve decided 2019 is the year you’ll sell your home. Maybe it’s time to upgrade to a larger house, move Adelaide Hills suburbs or even downsize, now that the kids have moved out. Whatever the reason, this article is going to interest you.

When selling a house, we all have the same goal: to command (and receive) the highest asking price. Saying goodbye to a house you’ve lived in for years, maybe decades, isn’t easy to do. But, it’s certainly harder when it’s sold well below what you think it’s worth.

There are things you can do to prepare your home to be put on the market. These simple DIY home upgrades can slot into the months leading up to the sale. And don’t worry, we’re only including DIY home projects for beginners, so you won’t have to go and hire professionals (and spend more).

5 easy weekend DIY tasks that’ll add value to your house

While there’s plenty of DIY tasks that we could list, we’re going to focus on five of the easiest tasks that’ll give you a ‘quick win.’

Let’s get cracking.

1. Repaint your front door

The front door is the first thing prospective buyers will see. Repainting it won’t take long but it’ll certainly ensure people have a positive impression as they walk into your house.

2. Update cabinet handles

Swapping out old, generic cabinet handles can give the room a newer look. Simply replacing all handles in your kitchen with something like new rose gold hardware can ‘dress up’ the space. Do this for all of your fixtures.

3. Work on the garden

What does your current backyard ‘say’ about your home? Is it inviting and interesting? Adding trees and pot plants can bring colour and energy to the outdoor area – a space that’s very important for us Adelaide Hills residents.

4. Add visible storage

Don’t be afraid to bring your storage out in the open – just do it tastefully, with shelves and hangers for your kitchen accessories. Floating shelves above the toilet can transform a tiny bathroom.

5.Swap out your lighting

In your main rooms, upgrade the lighting to bring a whole new (and expensive) feel and visual appeal to the space.

Follow these simple and affordable tips to modernise your home, pre-sale. 

As one of the leading Adelaide Hills real estate agent teams, we’re here to help you get the price your lovely house deserves… so you can move onto your next home, without looking back.