If you have lived in your property for a few years, it will probably need a few improvements carrying out. Indeed, if you have just moved into a property that could do with some finishing touches, then you may not know where to start to turn your home into a palace! Here are our few tips that will help you to transform your property as well as increasing its curb appeal and market value.
1. Renovate the Bathroom
Bathrooms are one of the first places in any home that start to look a little dated, and they are also one of the first places that any potential buyer will look. Renovating your bathroom will vastly improve your living environment while also increasing the value of your property. We do appreciate that it is a significant investment, but it is worth saving for to ensure that you get the best you possibly can. It will be worth it in the long-term.
2. Renovate the Kitchen
Renovating the kitchen is another significant investment but another that comes with numerous benefits. Kitchen in older properties will always start to look tired and often don’t utilise the space efficiently. Updating your kitchen will make you whole home look cleaner and no doubt give you some more space. It is a better living environment as well as being something that will be noticed by others, particularly if you are looking to sell your property.
3. Painting – Inside and Out
It often goes unnoticed that your property needs painting until you do it at which point you notice a huge difference! All homes around the world need painting internally periodically to keep them looking clean. However, it a hot climate such as Thailand, properties will need painting externally more frequently due to damage caused by the sun. Although this is a significant amount of work, with labour in Thailand being relatively cheap, it doesn’t have to break the bank, but it is worth investing in quality paint.
We would always recommend you modernising your property whenever you get the chance. It might be improving the electrics or the plumbing, adding guttering or indeed just improving your own electrical equipment. These are all things that will enhance your living space, reduce stress, as well as increasing value. It doesn’t all need to be done in one go; it can be an ongoing process.
5. Improve Outdoor Areas
Improving your outdoor areas can significantly increase the value of your property, not to mention the fact that it will increase its curb appeal and be a pleasanter place for you to spend time. You could landscape your garden, add a few features or perhaps build a barbeque area where you can sit and relax. How far you want to go is up to you, but it usually a wise investment regardless of if you are staying or selling.
6. Convert Garages
Some properties in Thailand have huge garages or covered parking areas that are far larger than they need to be. You could convert this space into something more practical such as an office, laundry or even an additional bedroom. Obviously, this isn’t practical in all cases, but it is something you could consider if you feel that you have a lot of wasted space.