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4 Tips for Increasing The Value of Your Home

16 November 2016
LINDSAY WRIGHT

4 Tips for Increasing The Value of Your Home

 

You know your home is an investment and with the recent rise in property values you may be considering selling in the foreseeable future. Professional stagers are experts at making changes that will appeal to the most general homebuyer. 

Preparing your home doesn’t have to be complicated – clean up, depersonalise and keep it feeling light. While working with the Wright Group, we offer project management services that make for increasing the look and feel of your home effortless and stress-free. We have a comprehensive list of trusted and successful contractors to service needs for your home and a team of in-house stagers with a large inventory of furniture and accessories to compliment your home. One of the many perks of working with the Wright Group is that we offer complimentary staging available to all of our clients. Staging can increase the value of a home and gives potential buyers a “move in ready” vibe.

 

1. The power of paint. No other home improvement delivers a higher return on investment than a fresh coat of paint in the perfect colour. Clean and brighter colours inside will give your home a spacious, airy feel while a neutral exterior increases curb appeal. 

2. Focus on the kitchen. More than any other item in your kitchen, cabinets take up the most real estate as they are the largest visual feature. But you don’t always need to replace them – simply paint or restain the door and drawer fronts. And don’t forget about hardware as this simple switch can change the look and pull together the room’s style. Change, add, or update lighting, as it will make all the difference in the overall viewing of the space, especially after a fresh coat of paint. Buyers always favour a clean, fresh looking kitchen.

3. Cut the clutter. Your goal should be to make your home as clean and airy as possible. Remove personal elements and tidy desks and shelves to exude an easy elegant feel. To truly pull in the highest bids you’ll want to make visitors feel as if they can live there and move in right away.

4. Light and Bright. Proper lighting is key so replace all missing pot lights and burned out light bulbs. Layer lighting so that there is no single point of light. Before visitors come in, open the shades and turn on the table lamps and chandelier. Mirrors are a great way to reflect your multiple light sources and make your space look larger. After that, keep your furniture and accessories minimal and bright.