9 Easy Ways To Increase The Value Of Your House

By Clive Chng / Redbrick | July 17, 2018 6:09 PM SGT
Thinking of selling your property? Trying to maximise the value of your home with minimal effort? We have the solutions for you; here are 9 quick tips that will bring in as much cash as possible:

Tip 1: Consult an interior designer

Call and invite an interior designer over to have a look at your home. You will probably have to pay a consultation fee to a designer, so check with several designers in your area; a standard hourly fee ranges between $50 to $200, and they can provide you with several ideas for needed improvements.
You should also listen to minor suggested improvements, such as paint colours or furniture placement, which can go a long way toward improving the looks, vibes and thus value of your home.

Tip 2: Prevention is better than cure

Not every home improvement method has to be about enhancing the looks. It is also important to maintain your property at all times. Deteriorating and breaking ceilings, termite infestations or outdated electrical systems — these are some issues which tend to be neglected all too often.
As such, there is a need to always discover hidden problems that could negatively impact your home’s value. Small problems such as a hidden water leak, clogged up sinks or loose wires can become big, expensive problems quickly; and henceforth the longer you put off repairs, the more expensive those repairs will be.

Tip 3: Paint… Because first impressions matter

Perhaps the simplest, and very cost-effective improvement strategy – is to paint. As they say, first impressions matter. Hence freshly painted rooms and hallways that look clean and new – that spells value. Nevertheless, when selecting paint colours, keep in mind that neutrals appeal to the greatest number of people, therefore making your home more desirable.

Tip 4: Find Inspiration

Of course, there are free ways to get design tips as well – just keep seeking inspirations. An alternative to hiring a designer is to search for images in interior design or architecture magazines, books, TV shows and websites.