Let’s forget budgeting, return on investment and property value research for a moment, and focus on the best part of renovating (apart from finishing)—finding inspiration. Once you’ve found your project muse, it’ll help keep you motivated until the last brush stroke.
If you’re preparing to sell your home, addressing your weakest home features is going to help you attract more buyers. More buyers mean more competition, and more competition means a better chance of drawing top dollar offers for your home.
A well-maintained, quality exterior cladding system is the key to making a good impression on both guests and potential home buyers, but all too often New Zealanders are putting house recladding and other exterior house renovations on the backburner.
After the kitchen, bathroom and living areas, the laundry might seem like the last renovation on the list. But rather than rushing through it, it’s worth taking the time to consider how its design and features will tie in with the rest of your home.
Installing a fresh, modern bathroom is an excellent way to boost the value of your home. However, bathrooms are one of the more complex (and costly) room renovations you can do. But when it is done right, the ROI can be as high as 50 per cent1, which is why it is wise to plan well ahead.
Of all the renovations you might do to a home, the kitchen is almost always the most expensive. But don’t let the cost turn you off, a well-renovated kitchen can deliver significant returns—around 50 per cent in fact1.