Home renovations can be expensive.
But real estate appraiser Belinda Botzolis offered the three simple tweaks that will make your home “more expensive” — without breaking the bank.
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Speaking to Sydney finance expert Queenie Tan on TikTok, Belinda said one of the “easiest ways” to refresh your property is to simply change the light fixtures.
To improve the look of your kitchen, she said replacing old cabinet handles can instantly change the mood of the atmosphere.
“Put new hardware on your kitchen cabinet joinery,” she said.
Whether you’re looking to sell your property or give your space a makeover, Belinda explained how a fresh coat of paint can go a long way.
“Hide the Imperfections”
“It hides a lot of imperfections,” she said.
“So people don’t care about the smell of paint when they come to buy your house, because it means they don’t have to do it themselves.
“It will make the house brighter and it will cover up a lot of things in your house that you don’t want them to see.”
Three things adding no value
In July, Belinda revealed three things that are “nice to have” but “don’t add any value to your home.”
“The first is a wine cellar. If you have an average home in the suburbs, chances are nobody is paying above market value anymore just because you have a wine cellar,” she said.
“Number two is ducted vacuums. They are expensive to install and add little or no value. I have two products for you: ‘Little round robot vacuums and cordless vacuums.
“And number three is to convert your garage into additional living accommodation. If you don’t have council approval it’s worth nothing because it’s uninhabitable. And chances are it’s worth more as a garage doubles as converted space.