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What kind of interior design adds the most value to your home - September 2023

September 26, 2023 / Written by Taylor McRostie

 

By Guest Blogger, Taylor McRostie, 

Home Paige Interiors

Uncovering Strategies for Adding Home Value Through Interior Design

So you’re planning your dream home but you’re also considering its resale value? You're certainly not alone; this is a common mission for homeowners. Whether you've already embarked on this journey or are just starting out, it's an exciting adventure. Before you delve into the realm of design and enhancing your home's value, allow me to offer some valuable professional insights. These steps help you understand your target audience and make informed, investment-savvy choices.

 

The power of first impressions

Let's kick things off with a little tip that packs a punch – impeccable street appeal. 
It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint and perfectly manicured gardens can do to a home’s overall vibe. You should also consider investing in your home’s entrance. Apart from your exterior, this is the first impression you’ll leave, so go ahead and make it a ‘WOW’ moment. A stunning commissioned artwork, a captivating sculpture or an elegant console are all great options. And don’t forget the warm and inviting touch. A strategically placed table lamp will do the trick, setting the perfect mood for your buyers' arrival.

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Open plan living

Having an open floor plan is a dream for many. Knocking down walls opens up rooms and creates opportunities. Each wall you remove adds precious square footage, ready to be transformed as you wish.
Here's the best part. Fewer nooks and crannies mean less time cleaning. A quick once-over and you're done. The open flow keeps the air moving, making it harder for dust to settle. It's also perfect for hosting. Open spaces provide ample room for mingling. Whether it’s an intimate dinner party or a larger gathering, It’s the ideal setting for creating memories.

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Replacing a dated kitchen and bathroom

These spaces are the heart and soul of your daily life and significantly impact your home's worth.
Starting off with the kitchen. It's more than just a cooking area; it's a versatile hub for family gatherings, meal prep, and even remote work. It's the heart of your home, where memories are made, and culinary delights take shape. However, investing in your kitchen isn't just about functionality; it's about creating that 'wow factor.' The kitchen is the area where you need to spend a substantial budget to make it truly extraordinary. Stylish cabinetry, countertops, lighting, and backsplashes are all elements that can transform your kitchen into a visual masterpiece. Buyers are often willing to pay more for homes with this well-designed, open, and inviting space. So, don't underestimate the potential of your kitchen.

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Shifting our focus to the bathroom. It’s a place for relaxation and self-care. Today’s homeowners are creating spa-inspired bathrooms, focusing on luxurious finishes like indulgent bathtubs, soothing colours, and elegant fixtures.
Refreshing these spaces with smart and beautiful design will definitely tug at the heartstrings of potential buyers.

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Timeless design choices

In the ever-evolving world of interior design, trends come and go. This is why choosing timeless design elements is a smart move. These choices will ensure your home's lasting appeal for generations. Think timeless neutrals and elegant materials that add sophistication to your space. While it's tempting to follow trends, it's better to incorporate them in a way that allows for future updates. By focusing on having a timeless foundation, you’re providing immediate delight and lasting value for you and potential future buyers.

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Built in joinery and maximising storage opportunities

When it comes to elevating your home, built-in joinery is an art. The key here is to transform every nook and cranny into a storage haven. This creates a clutter-free home which exudes a sense of tranquility, offering practicality that buyers deeply appreciate.
Whether it's a hidden pantry in the kitchen, a built-in wardrobe in the bedroom, or a sleek entertainment unit in the living room, these designs cater to the unique needs of your household.
It also eliminates the need for bulky furniture and creates an uncluttered ambience that appeals to a broad audience.

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Invest in natural lighting

Embracing natural light isn't just about aesthetics; it's a strategic move with many benefits. Natural light amplifies the sense of spaciousness and airiness within a room, making it feel more inviting. Embracing natural light is also an eco-conscious choice that can reduce energy costs. You'll find yourself relying less on artificial lighting during the day, resulting in lower utility bills and a reduced carbon footprint. It also has an impact on our well-being. It's a proven mood booster that can enhance productivity, reduce stress, and contribute to a healthier lifestyle. This could be strategically placed windows, skylights, or appropriate window treatments. Homes with an abundance of natural light are going to stand out from the rest.

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Choosing a beautiful piece of art which tells a story

The inclusion of a beautiful piece of art in your home is a great investment. Art has the unique ability to infuse a space with character and emotion, creating a captivating atmosphere that resonates with homeowners and visitors. Selecting a piece of art that speaks to you becomes a focal point, a conversation starter, and a reflection of your unique taste. Whether it's an abstract canvas, a sculptural masterpiece, or a captivating photography print, it will breathe life into your home's interior, adding layers of depth and intrigue. Art also has the ability to create an emotional connection with potential buyers. When they walk into a space with captivating artwork, they experience a unique feeling that can sway their decision on the property. 

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Ensuring your home is up to date with technology

The inclusion of a beautiful piece of art in your home is a great investment. Art has the unique ability to infuse a space with character and emotion, creating a captivating atmosphere that resonates with homeowners and visitors. Selecting a piece of art that speaks to you becomes a focal point, a conversation starter, and a reflection of your unique taste. Whether it's an abstract canvas, a sculptural masterpiece, or a captivating photography print, it will breathe life into your home's interior, adding layers of depth and intrigue. Art also has the ability to create an emotional connection with potential buyers. When they walk into a space with captivating artwork, they experience a unique feeling that can sway their decision on the property. 

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Conclusion

As we conclude our journey through how to enhance your home's value, it's essential to remember that your home is your canvas. From first impressions to smart technology, your choices have the power to create lasting memories, and increase the worth of your beloved abode. Whether you're staying for the long haul or preparing to hand the keys to a new owner, your home is a testament to your vision and your dedication to creating something truly exceptional.

 

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Podcast

 
Fri 24 May '24
with Rich Harvey
Granny Flats: Boost Your Yields & Faster Mortgage Repayments
 
 
Fri 3 May '24
with Rich Harvey
Unpacking the Northern Beaches with Incredible Agents
 
 
Fri 29 Mar '24
with Rich Harvey
How to build a $7 Million Property Portfolio from scratch
 
 
Sat 16 Mar '24
with Rich Harvey
Why Invest in Melbourne?
 
 
Mon 26 Feb '24
with Rich Harvey
Sydney’s Inner West – Hotspots and Outlook for 2024
 
 
Mon 12 Feb '24
with Rich Harvey
Decoding Sydney’s North Shore Market – Outlook and Opportunities.
 

 

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podcasts on our
Podcasts page.