Where to splurge when selling

If you’re looking at selling undoubtedly a key priority will be to make the most amount of money possible.  But the flip side of this is you will need to spend
some money preparing your home for sale.  But where should you spend your money, where should you splurge knowing it will make a difference to your
sale price?

Splurge in your Kitchen

The kitchen is the one room that can make or break a sale. It’s usually the most expensive room in any house, so prospective buyers don’t want to see a kitchen

that needs a total upgrade.

This doesn’t mean a total re-fit, but there are some small things you can splurge on that will help make your kitchen more appealing 



Buyers know just how expensive a new oven or dishwasher can be, so they may

shy away from your house if they think they will need to spend up big on

replacements for these appliances.  If your appliances are out of date,

consider replacing them. It may be a worthwhile investment


A fresh coat of paint 

A fresh coat of paint can work wonders in a drab kitchen, especially

if cooking splatters have become a feature! Don’t forget your worn tiles,

a little primer and paint can make a huge difference.


Do up your doors 

Swapping cabinet doors can give your kitchen

a whole new look. If entirely new doors are

outside your budget you can make a huge

difference by simply replacing the handles

of your cupboards and drawers.



Lift the lighting 

The lighting in a kitchen is something

buyers will take careful note of. Installing

fluorescent or spotlights under the top

cupboard can provide light for benchtop

work areas or consider adding a pendant

light above your benchtop for some visual





Many people think that replacing a scratched

and stained benchtop is just too costly, but not

all benchtop materials are that expensive.

Consider using laminate or the slightly more

expensive options like Corian. This small

investment could save your sale!



Fix the floor

If your kitchen floor is a little worse for

wear, lift the lino and if you have them,

polish the floorboards underneath - if they

are in good enough condition - otherwise

lay vinyl flooring, which is easy to clean.

Alternatively, you may like to use tiles for a

contemporary cool feeling.


Add some personality

Add vases of cut flowers, a bowl of fresh fruit or

lemons on the bench. These personal touches

will add something special to the room.
























Splurge in the Bathroom

Buyers today like beautiful bathrooms - they want a room they can relax and pamper themselves in, no matter what size or condition your bathroom is in.

It is ok to splurge a little bit in the bathroom to make the most of what you have.

Fix the fittings

Cracked basin, toilets or tubs give the impression

the room is unhygienic, so consider replacing these.

It’s not that expensive provided you don’t change the plumbing.



Update your vanity

Replace your vanity or mirror and add new

lighting fixtures to make a really good

impression on your buyers.



Buyers will lap up luxury

Today luxury spa bathrooms are very

popular, but we don’t all have this look. You

can, however, add a little luxury to any bathroom.

Fresh plump towels, some

handmade soaps, plant or fresh flowers

and some boutique bath products set

out in your bathroom will give that feeling

of luxury




Space savers

If you have a small bathroom don’t clutter the

limited wall space with towel rails, put them on

the back of the door. If you are renovating a

small bathroom, consider wall-mounted sinks

and toilets. Use big mirrors to make the room

appear twice the size, not only will they enhance

the feeling of spaciousness, but they are also

very practical. Consider replacing a cabinet sink

with a pedestal sink - it will make the room feel

much bigger.



A new coat

Stained or chipped bathtubs and basins can be

easily fixed by enameling companies that can give

your fitting a whole new look. They can even

enamel old tiles, so if your bathroom’s colour

scheme is straight out of the 1970’s this simple

inexpensive process could save your sale. Add to

this a fresh coat of paint on the walls and you have

a whole new bathroom.


























Splurge on paint and first impressions

Paint can totally transform your property and help catapult it from the 70’s or 80’s into the 21st century.  Consider re-painting the façade of your property if it is

looking a bit tired, or if you have exposed brick you could render the façade and paint it.  This will help create a good first impression and set the tone for the

rest of the property.  Don’t stop there, repainting the walls inside also has a positive effect on buyers as it instantly refreshes the entire home.