It’s the rooms that seal or kill the deal when you are trying to get a better price estimate on your property. You can and you should do something about that.
The best way to go is to have a good home improvement job done and then set the price and ROI from there. One well-renovated room gives you a 10% in chances to add a dash more as you draw the bottom line of the deal. Make sure that you work hard to get the right curb appeal and your home will be swarmed with prospect buyers. Below you will find some tips on how to achieve a more welcoming interior appeal.
There are endless possibilities for you to freshen up the feel in almost each and all of the rooms in your home. This is the part that requires the most work, but once it’s done, you will feel utterly rewarded by the hard work as it pays off.
Your kitchen can use a bar
Either hang one on the wall, place a higher counter and install a bar countertop to create the illusion of space, then replace your chairs with high stools, or install a bar around the sink’s counters ro get more cooking space.
Play with free space throughout the kitchen
Instead of counters, get a massive table in the middle of the room where you can do all your cooking without fretting that you have no space to slice and dice produce and still cook to the other side.
The living room can be separated into a childrens’ section and an adult section with a sharp borderline
Take a step and cross from the fancy surroundings of your leather sofas and armchairs and shiny TV to the colourful and a bit messy (children will be children) world of Wonderland. As your younglings grow up, that part of the room can be turned into different things: from a day-care corner to a homework and play corner, to a small study, and to a playroom or home office space when your kid leaves the family nest for college.
Your bedroom can also be half bedroom, half study or home office to accommodate all your private and professional needs
Or, if you are more of the gamer type, you can install a whole stand for different video game consoles around a proper TV screen to enjoy yourself with your favourite games before bed.
You should also consider hand made furniture for you room. From cupboards to bedside chests.
Don’t forget the attic!
Yes, your attic is in fact consider a room in the house. The attic does not need to be a boring storage space where you keep all your junk until the moment when you decide to actually carry a rubbish removal and de-clutter the entire room. You can actually make use of that space in one too many ways
- It can be a utilised as a guest room. Yes, get your guests up to the attic where you could either arrange a simple and easy-going interior, or welcome them into a room of your own creation, one which will marvel your guests with a wild and beautiful theme. A jungle themed, a Japanese themed, or Gothic themed. Make the guest room a truly interesting piece of interior.
- It can be a playroom. Either for all your childrens’ toys, or for yourself, your foosball or pool table, dart board, or even gaming station. All that noise coming from above will no longer be something to be annoyed about – it will mean that somebody is having fun.
- It can be your kitchen! Think about it: no more disruptions by the family, no more interruptions by the TV, your spouse looking for the keys, your children looking for their toys, or the neighbours’ constant squabbles. You will have a private room for peaceful cooking. Sure, it requires some work, but imagine how rewarding it could be in the end!
- It can be a pillow room. A room solely based on the idea that you will have a place for ultimate rest and relaxation. Pillows or soft and can do a great job for utilising your floors – you can spend the time in the attic lying down.
- It can be a library. Yes, you have so many books that they might start spilling from the shelves. Take all the bookcases from below to your attic, organise your books as you like, place a cosy armchair and a reading lamp and have your very own reading space, at the same time freeing up so much space in the other rooms for some other wild idea you may have.
If you find you have a lot of stuff that you just can’t get rid of, or don’t want to get rid of but they are just creating clutter in the house, consider finding them a temporary home at a local storage facility. You can hire some cheap container storage, just hire a local man and van to take that bulky sofa bed and store it away until you realise you might want to use it again!
Once you’re done?
Cleaning up after a hefty renovation can be a tiresome and time-consuming task. According to Kai Bird, who is a post-tenancy cleaner, to fully eradicate all signs of building work is no easier than cleaning a rental after a 2 year lease, especially if you have to take care of a kitchen or bathroom.
With this your creativity lesson is over. Pick an idea, or brainstorm something yourself and start working. No time for sitting around and dilly-dallying if you are tired of the mediocrity your home radiates. Roll up your sleeves and start doing the renovations and working for a newer, better, and more interesting homestead that will bring in the big bucks when the market estimate starts.