It is important to understand your whys first.  Are you renovating to flip and make a profit, or are you intending to stay long term for your own enjoyment?  In the latter instance, it is more about comfort than cost and compromise.  Of course, you don’t want to over-capitalize either.  It is important to focus on the financial considerations first and foremost if you want to grow the property equity via renovations.  The decisions must be based on facts and logic rather than personal likings and emotions.


There’s no denying that an eye-catching exterior will immediately make a major impact on your home, so whether you prefer a dark and moody exterior, or a crisp white home, be sure to give your home’s facade a loving coat of paint to instantly freshen it up.


Neutral toned renovations will also make the home appeal to a wider range of buyers.  Feature walls should be avoided, and neutral coloured painting is recommended.  Mid to high range kitchen appliances, particularly in stainless steel, will add value to the property and extra storage is also appreciated by most buyers.


It’s one of the hardest-working spaces in the house but can often be considered as an afterthought when it comes to the renovation design process.  Creating a designated and functional laundry space with ample storage will make a major difference when it comes to keeping your home neat and tidy.