Doing up your house to sell in the new year, on a budget

You don’t have to break the bank in order to spice up your property, there are many ways to make small changes in the home – even if you’re not looking to sell!

Here are a few handy hacks that can help you to modernise your home ready to sell.

1. A Lick Of Paint

This one is a bit of a given! Whitewashing your walls can give potential buyers a blank canvas to imagine how the home will look with their décor up – or how it will look once they have decorated. As well as white washing walls, touching up doors, window frames and skirting boards make a difference too.

2. Upgrade the Kitchen

Simply updating cabinet handles, or repainting units can give kitchens a whole new lease of life. To add an extra touch, use rich colours such as pantones colour of the year instead of neutral colours to add a bit of excitement to the kitchen.

3. Deep Clean the Bathroom

Giving your bathroom tiles, grout and fixtures like taps and radiators a good scrub can revive the sparkle, making the room look almost new. Replacing cheaper items such as toilet seats, light switches, shower heads and even updating towels and any ornaments can make a big difference too. We think colour combos like black and white, or white and grey make for great bathroom décor.

4. Cut back on clutter

Cutting back on clutter is a great way to prepare yourself for selling, It’s a great way to eliminate worrying about tidying for viewings (and it helps when the time comes for you to move). Floating shelves are a cheap way to add a focal point to any room. 

5. Lighting Upgrade

It's really easy to transform a room with clever lighting. What might otherwise be a darker, more cramped room can be turned into a cosy snugg area with a bit of a warmer lighting. Consider aesthetic light fixtures, such as pendant lights over the dining table or maybe a table lamp to brighten the gloomy corner of the lounge. 

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Holly Chipchase

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