Value-adding Mount Isa home renovations

If you’re wanting to add value to your Mount Isa home before you sell it, the right kitchen or bathroom renovations can be really appealing to potential buyers. On the flip side, an outdated kitchen or bathroom can turn them off straight away. First impressions matter, even online.

Kitchen renovations

Kitchens are often thought of as the heart of a home, and a renovated kitchen can become a focal point when potential buyers or tenants walk through the door for the first time.

If you decide to renovate your kitchen, focus on making it as stylish, modern and functional as possible. Consider space and flow to make the area look inviting and practical.

Upgrading ovens and dishwashers can include buying sleek, modern and energy-efficient appliances to replace old ones. You should also consider stylishly updating your kitchen benchtops and cabinets, as well as giving the entire area a fresh coat of paint.

Bathroom renovations

Run-down bathrooms are guaranteed to turn potential buyers and tenants off. They decrease the potential value of a home straight away. If your bathroom is looking tired, consider doing some renovations before you put it on the market.

Depending on your budget, renovations that you can consider include:

  • updating bathroom fixtures and fittings (like taps and showerheads)
  • replacing or regrouting wall and floor tiles
  • painting walls
  • replacing shower screens
  • getting a new bathtub (or even a spa bath)
  • replacing the toilet seat or the entire toilet
  • installing new mirrors and vanity cabinets.

Whatever you do, make sure you use stylish materials in your bathroom renovation, and that you have plenty of functional storage space. Wall cabinets can help you to optimise your space. Maximise any natural light you have to create an inviting atmosphere.

Other types of renovations

Besides giving your kitchen or bathroom a facelift, other renovations that can add value to your Mount Isa property and make it more marketable include:

  • adding a large, high-quality shed or garage.
  • fencing your property (or upgrading your fencing)
  • landscaping the front and back yards
  • adding a deck or entertainment area
  • painting the internal walls of your home
  • painting or rendering the external walls
  • installing solar panels on your roof to cut electricity costs.

Renovation budgets

At the end of the day, it all depends on your renovation budget and what will make your home more attractive to potential buyers or tenants. Put yourself in the shoes of potential buyers or tenants looking at your home. What would make it more appealing?

Once you’ve answered that question, you can prioritise your renovation projects in relation to your budget. Kitchen and bathroom renovations tend to be the most expensive projects, depending on how extensive they are.

If you have some DIY skills, renovating mightn’t be as expensive as you think, though it will be more time-consuming than getting professional help. There are some projects where you will need professional help though, like plumbing and electrical work if it’s necessary.

The bottom line

The right Mt Isa renovations can add real value to your home or investment property. It’s worthwhile talking to an experienced local residential real estate agent for ideas and advice about what buyers and tenants are looking for in 2024.

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