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Simple DIY tips for increasing home value
Apr 2020
 

Moving plans been delayed by the current global crisis? You’re not alone – thousands of sellers are having to postpone putting their homes on the market until the situation improves. The good news is that now is the perfect time to complete those simple DIY jobs that can increase the value of your home, as well as boosting its viewing potential. Here are some to consider.

Spruce up your kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most important (if not the most important) rooms in the house. It’s where families spend the majority of their time eating and socialising, and it acts as the focal point of the home. A full kitchen remodel can increase a property’s value quite considerably, but it won’t come cheap and you may find that these simple DIY projects are just as effective.

Paint the cabinets

Cabinets can accumulate years of grease and cooking grime, and a fresh new coat of paint can revitalise and modernise the look of your kitchen for a fraction of the cost of a remodel. A neutral colour palette is best for giving your kitchen a timeless appeal that won’t date, with white paint bringing a bright and airy feel to the room.

Add a backsplash

A stylish new backsplash behind the hob can immediately transform the look of a kitchen, as well as adding a protective cover over your wall. Available in a range of materials and styles, finding a backsplash that enhances the appearance of your kitchen can make a big difference for a relatively small price.

Add under cabinet lighting

Under cabinet lights can add depth to your kitchen, provide extra light for cooking with, and give the room a softer look that is especially effective at night.

Boost your bathroom

With bathrooms prone to attracting mould and damp, buyers will be paying close attention to any potential issues during viewings. A few simple upgrades can make a big difference.

Fit new hardware

Replacing the taps in your sink and bath is a simple task that can update the appearance of your bathroom. Opt for a classic look with a modern twist, such as brass or copper fittings. Consider replacing the toilet seat and shower head too – it won’t drastically increase the value of your home, but it will make the bathroom look fresher, cleaner, and more appealing.

Replace your floor

If you can’t afford a full remodel, replacing the bathroom floor can invigorate the room, especially if your current floor is outdated or damaged. Tiling a floor requires more specialist DIY knowledge than other tasks, but for experienced DIY enthusiasts with the time and materials on hand it’s a worthy project that can add value.

If you are buying or selling your home this year, the experienced team at Lillicrap Chilcott can help. Stop by our Truro office or visit our website for more information.