Perth’s property market might have been relatively subdued in recent months, but that hasn’t put a dampener on the number of homes being sold. More than 600 properties were sold in the week ending June 13, an increase of more than 50 from the same time period a year earlier, according to figures collated by the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.
How can I boost the value of my Perth home?
If you’re considering selling your home in the near future, you’ll naturally be thinking about what you can do to increase the value of your property. Hiring stage furniture in Perth is a simple and efficient way to quickly boost the perceived value of your home and help prospective buyers visualise how their lives would fit into the space. Of course, to really get top dollar for your home, you’ll also need to ensure that all the rooms in your house are looking clean, fresh and focused – and what better place to start than the bathroom?
Experts estimate that the bathroom accounts for 10-20 percent of a home’s overall value, a disproportionately high amount given that it’s typically one of the smaller spaces in a house. With a sale on the horizon, totally renovating your bathroom probably doesn’t make much financial sense, but there are a number of simple, cost-effective things you can do to breathe new life into your bathroom and achieve a higher sell value.
- Invest in new Tapware
You might not be conscious of it, but your eye is naturally drawn to the taps in your bathroom. If yours are looking a little outdated, it might be time to pick up some new tapware. Opt for a design and finish that complements the existing aesthetic of the space.
- Update your cabinets
With all the moisture in the air, bathroom cabinets can quickly start to deteriorate and detract from your bathroom’s overall appearance. Give your cabinets a lick of paint, replace any broken drawer handles and door knobs, and be sure to give all metal surfaces a good polish.
- Paint the room
If the paint on your bathroom walls is fading, chipped or outdated, it’s time to get the rollers out. Light colours are always a safe bet and will appeal to a broad range of buyers, but don’t be afraid to get a bit more creative if you want to. For a professional opinion on colour and decor, contact a Perth styling consultant.
- Rethink the lighting
Bathroom lights can be harsh and may cast wayward shadows over some of your bathroom’s best assets. Replace all your incandescent light bulbs with warm LEDs with a lighting output of around 3000k and have a play with the angle and/or brightness of any adjustable bathroom lights. If you want to take things to the next level, installing semi-flush mount lighting fixtures is an easy way to give your bathroom a more contemporary look.
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