Are you getting ready to move house and preparing your house for sale? We’ve put together a list of 5 easy house improvements to increase value!
Refresh your garden
The effect of landscaping on property value makes it one of the most beneficial ways to elevate the look of your home and impress potential buyers. Updating your gardens with fresh mulch or pebbles is a fast and easy way to improve the look of your home. Not only will this refresh improve your kerb appeal, but it’s also one of the most cost-effective ways to beautify your garden. A current garden trend is using black mulch on your garden beds. Not only does it add dimension to your garden bed and make your green foliage pop, but it also provides long lasting colour meaning it looks new for longer. Check out our Black Soft Play Mulch here.
At CopperRock, our garden and landscaping supplies are unique because they are broken down from the Bayside community’s green and hard timber waste and made into mulches, organic composts and soils. When you purchase garden products from CopperRock, you are supporting the circular economy and giving our waste a second life.
Learn more about our garden options and book a mulch or pebble delivery via our Garden Supplies page.
Declutter before the move
Decluttering your home often isn’t considered until it’s time to start packing. But by decluttering before your house hits the market, it will give potential buyers a blank slate in which they can mentally “move in” and start decorating, placing their own furniture and hanging their own pictures.
Decluttering should include furniture too. Research has found that removing bulky items to maximise space can push the value of a property up. This is because a cluttered property looks smaller and so buyers aren’t as likely to offer the full price. In fact, most real estate agents say a minimalist approach to décor leads to homes selling for more.
At CopperRock, we offer skip hire for house clearance and renovation rubbish removal. With sizes from 2 cubic meters to up to 12 cubic meters, we’ve got the perfect skip bin size for your home declutter. Check out our skip bin sizing here and rent a skip bin today.
Pro Tip: Err on the side of caution and go bigger – you’ll likely underestimate how much stuff you have accumulated over the years.
Increase storage space
Minimal storage space is going to be a massive deterrent for potential buyers, especially those looking to buy a family home. Increasing storage with a few smart, cost-effective upgrades can help increase the value of your home and make it more appealing to buyers.
Some simple, budget-friendly ways to increase your storage include:
- DIY-ing open shelves on that empty wall in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry
- Installing hooks on the back of doors – particularly in the bathrooms for towels and robes – is another simple convenience that’s often overlooked
- Adding a second rail in wardrobes to create multi-level hanging also doubles wardrobe space
- Improve the accessibility of those hard-to-reach corner cupboards by adding a rotating spice rack or a pull out appliance shelf
Give your paint a refresh!
The first thing that a potential buyer will see is the exterior of your home, so it’s worth making sure that your home looks perfect at first glance. There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to make the outside of your home look fresh and modern. Plus, giving your home a new lease on life with a fresh paint job is something that can be easily DIY-ed.
When you’re done, you can bring your empty paint tins and paint product into CopperRock to recycle them for free. Being a PaintBack partner we can ensure your unused paint and paint products are recycled correctly and responsibly. Learn more about our paint recycling program in our blog post.
If you’ve got the budget for it, new appliances are always a drawcard for potential buyers. Simply updating household appliances such as ovens, air-conditioning units and dishwashers can be a big improvement. Old, outdated appliances can make a room look dated even when placed in a recently renovated home. Replacing old appliances with new ones will not only help the house look sleek and modern, but will also make living in the house easier with state-of-the-art technology.
When you’re done, you can bring your old white goods to CopperRock to recycle them for free.