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Five easy ways to get your home ready for sale this spring

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There’s a lot to be said for the aesthetics of a home - from the decor to the quality of the fixtures and fittings. And when you’re looking to sell, don’t underestimate just how much value these little details can add. Many buyers are drawn in by the look of a home, which is why making sure your property appears fresh before you put it on the market can be important.

Here are some simple updates you can make to help your home make an impression.

Give it a lick of paint

Whether you’ve got outdated salmon pink walls or a fun pattern on the ceiling of one of your kids’ rooms, giving your house a coat of paint in a neutral or on-trend colour can make a world of difference. It also gets rid of any marks or stains that have appeared over the years, making your interiors look new again. And if you’re not afraid of a bit of DIY, painting can be relatively cost effective as well.

Add greenery

If you’ve been to an open home recently, you will have noticedt here’s a penchant for dotting plants throughout, including in lounge rooms, kitchens and even bathrooms. This simple addition of greenery can act as a feature or add an element of calm to a room, as well as providing pops of colour. Also you can add character and personality with designer pots.

Change the tapware

A simple way to update a kitchen, bathroom or laundry is to replace old taps. By adding modern styles or colours, such as black or chrome, the look and feel of your space can be transformed. And in many cases, new tap fixtures can make your wet area more practical to use, too.

Replace an old benchtop

Another way to spruce up the look of your home is to change or restore the benchtop in your kitchen. This can be as simple as buying a pre-cut timber bench top from Bunnings, or sanding and staining your existing one. If you want something a little more eye-catching, consider more expensive materials like stone. But remember that you’re about to sell, so don’t overcapitalise.

Tidy the garden

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, make sure you prune any trees, pull out the weeds and tidy any overgrown areas to ensure your outdoor space looks neat and tidy. This is particularly important in the front yard where first impressions can make or break a deal. If you have a fence, consider cleaning any moss or cobwebs off with a pressure hose or repainting, too.

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