redecorate my house on a budget

How can I redecorate my house on a budget?

Home improvements has been a popular topic of discussion over the past year. Many have turned to redecorating their property as they’ve spent more time at home during lockdown.

If you’re preparing to sell your house in the next year, these types of updates listed below can help encourage more potential viewings and achieve your sale.

It’s likely that you’re not wanting to break the bank to decorate a home that you’re planning on selling, so here are some ways of decorating your house on a budget:

1. Redecorating

Painting is usually the quickest and cheapest way to get a house ready for sale. It is the first thing people think of when redecorating, especially when they’ve been asking “how can I sell my house fast?”. Adding a fresh coat of paint to each of the rooms and old-looking cabinets can go a long way towards transforming the initial wow factor of a room to your potential viewers. Feature colour walls are also very popular at the moment and can modernise a house, ready for sale.

Replacing old lampshades for low-cost new alternatives also goes a long way to giving buyers an excellent first impression as they walk around your home.

These changes won’t cost a huge amount of money or take much time, but they will appeal to your buyers. If you are advertising your property on one of the big property websites, you will also get more interested viewers quicker. 

2. Upgrade the bathroom

The bathroom is a crucial feature of any house and often is the room which can sway potential buyers. Replacing outdated colour schemes with light and neutral colours will give the illusion of making the bathroom appear more spacious and cleaner. A new mirror can achieve the same effect.

The next area to look at is the lighting. If there is no window, an ample-sized light in the middle of the room can brighten the room up. Finally, replacing any leaky or damaged tiles will give your bathroom a well-polished look.

3. Tidy the garden

Doing some general gardening by getting rid of any weeds, cutting the grass or any overgrown areas, and adding some colour with some plants can make the garden appear much more desirable.

You will likely take a few pictures of the garden to promote your property online. Take them when your garden gets the most sunlight to ensure its looking its best.

4. Declutter

Decluttering your house will make it appear more spacious to potential buyers. With less of your belongings, it will allow for viewers to imagine themselves living in the space, which increases the chances of them putting in an offer.

Look at it one room at a time and think about what you can get rid of, which will likely improve how the room looks to other people. Moving house is a great time to declutter so that you are more organised when you move into your new home, and don’t end up taking things with you that you don’t really need or want. 

With a few small changes to your house, it can become exactly what a buyer is looking for. It will also give you more space in your home to sort everything out before the big move. Remember, you don’t need to do all the points above, but you will notice a big difference by making a few changes, and your house will feel more homely and inviting.