Three useful tips for renovating

Each year, thousands of New Zealanders spend money to spruce up their dwellings. If you’re looking to renovate your home, be cautious of not over-capitalising, the last thing you want is to overspend on items that won’t add value to the place if you later decide to sell it. We offer some tips to help you overhaul the nest.

Painting is a game-changer!

This one’s a winner! Changing the colour of your walls can give an instant transformation to the look and feel of the place. Paint the whole house inside and out, opting for neutral/light shades that make the space appear bigger and brighter, and avoid heavy colours that’ll make the rooms look smaller and dark- your home is your sanctuary after all, you want to feel good in it. If you’re unsure of how it’ll look, it may pay to engage a colour professional for the job.

More to the floor

Remove the carpet and polish the floorboards underneath for a glossier look which could also make the space look larger. Alternatively, replace the entire house with floating floors or tailor-made floorboards. The options are endless and you’ll feel like you’ve moved into a new place.

Outdoor living

Renovating the outdoor area of your home could really add value to the property as well as appeal to future potential buyers. A pergola, gazebo, pool or deck are just a few of the features that can be used to take your outside living space to the next level.

If you’ve been thinking about renovating but are unsure where to begin, speaking to a mortgage adviser can be the starting point.