There are many reasons why homeowners decide to renovate, from wanting to improve the value of their home to wanting to create more space.
Whatever the reason, there are two rooms proving popular targets when it comes to a home makeover: the laundry and the master bedroom.
A survey by Houzz found renovators’ average spend in 2016 on the laundry and master bedroom increased 24 per cent and 23 per cent.
Keep reading for some tips to get you started on a laundry or bedroom renovation.
Arrange your washer and dryer side-by-side under a benchtop. It streamlines the laundry and is convenient for sorting clothing.
Kit out your laundry – however small – with built-in cabinetry topped by a granite or stone. Durable, hygienic and easily wiped clean, it’s the ideal work surface for treating stains. Choose a colour seen in the benchtop for lower cabinets, but to prevent the room feeling crowded, opt for white upper cabinets.
Maximise your base cabinets with pull-out racks and recycle bins for ease of access.
Light and bright furniture will make bedrooms seem more spacious. You don't have to spend a fortune on hiring or buying new furniture either.
Daggy old or worn carpet ought to
be the first thing to go! Rip it up and lay a laminate floating floor. It’s quick and easy to do yourself and the wide range of colours lets you set the scene when styling your home for sale.
Bedroom storage is one thing that buyers look out for, but old-style furniture is definitely not a plus. Don’t throw items in the skip though!
Paint is all it takes to turn an old beauty into a real winner. Sand back surfaces to roughen them up and help paint stick. Dust them off then apply an adhesion primer specially designed to go on glossy surfaces. Finish with a couple of topcoats of a brightly coloured enamel.
As for drawer and cupboard handles, coat them in a suitable primer, then spray in matt black – so hot right now!