How to add fresh value to your home

Don’t over­look what’s down be­low

QT Magazine - - HOME - WITH STEVE MAL­LET FROM CHOICES FLOOR­ING BY MALLETS

SO MANY of us love our homes – a place to rest, hide away from our busy sched­ule, some­where to share with our fam­i­lies and friends.

The dé­cor of your home not only brings you com­fort and tran­quil­lity, if you make the right in­spir­ing choices, the place you call home could be a re­ward­ing in­vest­ment and per­sonal sav­ings plan.

From the first im­pres­sion to the last glance, th­ese spa­ces seam­lessly com­bine form, func­tion­al­ity and style.

Set­ting the scene for your en­tire home through the nat­u­ral warmth of bam­boo and tim­ber de­signs, to lux­u­ri­ous car­pet that in­vites you to kick off your shoes, or with a rug to add to the nat­u­ral al­lure of your tim­ber de­signs – each style is de­fined by the ma­te­ri­als used from the floor up.

When choos­ing the right com­bi­na­tions for your win­dow dress­ings, light fit­tings, and your choice of paint – all choices need to stay on trend.

Re­view th­ese ev­ery five to seven years as they are es­sen­tial and easy value-adders.

Adding value to any home gen­er­ally in­volves adding or up­dat­ing fea­tures in some form, for ex­am­ple in­te­rior dé­cor (floor­ing, win­dow fur­nish­ings, walls and ap­pli­ances).

Con­sider adding ad­di­tional new spa­ces for ex­tra value, pro­vid­ing they seam­lessly in­te­grate and flow with the ex­ist­ing floor plan.

Of­ten con­sid­ered the heart of the home, cre­ate open-plan liv­ing spa­ces bal­anc­ing style and prac­ti­cal­ity, to add a pos­i­tive im­pact to older homes.

Bath­rooms and kitchens are all big-ticket items. Th­ese spa­ces may need mi­nor up­dates after seven to 10 years. Keep­ing on track will give you the ben­e­fits of your up­grades along with the added value to your prop­erty.

PHOTO: REALESTATE.COM.AU

Put some re­search into how the floor plan will work.

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