Six easy ways to add value to your home this spring

For many Kiwis, weeks spent in lockdown staring at the same four walls has highlighted an urgent need for a refresh. And the arrival of spring is the perfect time to crack on with sprucing up your home. 

Here we share six easy ways to rejuvenate your home décor. And the good news is these simple tips also add value to your property. 

1. A fresh lick of paint

Whether it’s inside or outside, nothing improves a home more than a fresh coat of paint. However, be careful in your choice of colour. Neutral shades and pastel colours are timeless and make your home look bigger and brighter. Plus, these tones will appeal to a broader range of potential buyers when it comes to selling. 

2. Power-wash your house

If a full house paint is not an option, the next best thing is to power-wash the exterior. After all, spring cleaning doesn’t just have to be indoors. Include decks, driveways and fences, and you will add value while ensuring your home sparkles. 

3. Freshen up your kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of every home, and it's possible to create a whole new look without undertaking a complete renovation. Something that even a novice DIYer can do is replacing kitchen cabinet doors and handles. And upgrading old laminate or tile counters with modern granite or quartz ones is not as expensive as you might think. These simple changes will create a more modern, sleek look that also appeals to potential buyers. 

4. Upgrade the bathroom

It’s a similar story in the bathroom. Perhaps your bathroom is looking tired and dated. Small changes like updating fixtures, vanity units or toilets, replacing tiles, and adding a modern mirror will brighten any bathroom. For the final touch, add some luxurious new towels and a humidity-loving calathea or snake plant.

5. Spruce up your outdoor entertaining space

What Kiwi doesn’t love a barbie and get together with friends. Get ready for the summer entertaining season by brightening up your outdoor area with colourful pots of spring flowers. Installing outdoor lighting in flower beds or to light up pathways gives your outdoor space instant appeal. And staining your timber decking will provide it with a whole new lease of life.

6. Revamp your garage

Is your garage a bit of a messy dumping ground? Now’s the time to get organised. There are plenty of inexpensive storage shelves and cabinets to maximise the space and get rid of clutter. And while you’re at it, why not give the garage floor a new coat of paint? Your local DIY store will have a wide selection of special acrylic paints for garages that are sure to make yours shine. 

Want to refresh your home this spring? Use these tips to get started and add some serious value along the way.