Renovating for Profit

Most home owners purchase their property as an investment. And in the real estate market it is usually the location, the size of the block and the house itself that determines its value. You can’t change the location or the size of the block but if you want to add value to your home you can make improvements to the house itself.

Renovating your home is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home and of your investment – so here are 5 ways to add value you tour home:

What are your home’s strong points?

If your home has some features that would be a strong selling point (if you wanted to sell) then improving or updating these areas can add considerable value to your home. Do you have an exceptionally large garden for your area or a spectacular view? Make sure that you accentuate these areas so that they become the potential selling points of your home.

Sasha deBretton shares 5 ways to add value to your home.

Hire an interior designer

Not everyone has an eye for design and knows how to select the best colour palette and style for their home. A professional designer will bring out the best in your home and ensure that all the spaces flow well together.

A good floor plan that flows smoothly from one space to the next can add oodles of money to your property – think of how much you would want to live in a cramp, dis-jointed house!

Window treatments

Changing your window treatments can change the whole appearance of the house, both from the inside and outside. Shutters, blinds or sheer curtains can help bring natural light flooding inside and brighten up all those dark spaces. Make sure that your window treatments suit the style of the house and the interior styling.

Revamp the entrance and gardens

The outside is as important as the inside of a home. Make your garden and entrance appealing and it will instantly attract people to enter your home. Tidy the gardens, remove dead plants and rubbish, mow the lawns and tidy up the edges. Plant some spring flowers to add colour and a sense of welcome to your home. A clean, tidy front garden makes a good impression on visitors.

The entrance and doorway to your home must also be welcoming enough to entice people to walk inside. Passersby will notice an elegant entrance and along with a well thought out front garden will proclaim that this home is cared for and well maintained.

Kitchens and bathrooms

Improving kitchens and bathrooms always adds value to a home – so spend well in these areas and watch your investment grow!

For a quick makeover – replace splash backs in the kitchen with coloured glass, stainless steel or mosaic tiles. There are a whole host of different ideas for splash backs that will add a WOW factor to your kitchen.

Replace the tap ware in the bathroom and kitchen for more updated models, re-grout the bathroom if needed and replace the mirrors and old vanities in the bathroom for an instant luxurious makeover!


Be sure to check out Sasha’s TV channel and see how she transforms Drab in Fab and instantly increases her client’s wealth!


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