With figures suggesting that people are leaving the city for the countryside, not to mention the stamp duty holiday extension, now is the perfect time for homeowners to make some easy home improvements that can help sell their home fast.
Update fixtures and fittings
It might sound intimidating – especially if you’re thinking of updating light fixtures, but if there’s no wiring to do, anyone can update the fixtures and fittings. If you’re going for an industrial scheme, then switching cupboard handles to a matt black or antique bronze will instantly update the space.
You can easily change the look and feel of a room by swapping out a traditional rectangular mirror for an oversized circular one. And now the nights are beginning to get lighter, and temperatures begin to rise, you can update curtains and blinds. Replace heavy window fixtures with lighter fabrics like linen.
You can even transform the outside of your home by updating your front door. Whether you change the whole thing, give it a makeover with a new colour, or simply update the door knocker.
Refresh the paint
Make use of the bank holiday weekends by giving your rooms a fresh lick of paint! Remember to sand down any skirting boards and picture rails with sandpaper to ensure a smooth finish. If you’re thinking of putting your house on the market, use neutral colours that have a warm undertone. This will help create a bright an airy feel, whilst also providing a blank canvas for prospective buyers.
If you’re staying put, choose colours that bring you joy! For bedrooms and bathrooms pastel colours like blues and greens have a calming effect, whilst kitchens and living rooms can be more vibrant.
Tidy the outdoor space
You can transform the look and feel of your house by giving your garden a makeover. Use a pressure washer to remove lichen, moss, and general dirt. Remove dead plants and weeds and replace with tough and attractive perennials. If you’re not green fingered then you can replace soil with gravel, and invest in some potted herbs like lavender, rosemary, mint, and sage. They require far less maintenance and will encourage bees to pollinate.
If you’re on a tight budget but want to transform your kitchen or bathroom – paint your cabinets. The key to a successful upcycle is all in the prep! You’ll need to remove each cabinet and clean them thoroughly making sure there’s no dirt, debris, or grease on them.
Once they’re all prepped and primed, you’re ready to paint. Chalk paint is great if you’re a DIY novice.