Use neutral colours, opt for open plan living and spend big on 'street appeal': Property stylist's renovation tricks for adding THOUSANDS to the value of your home

Mail Online | 8/12/2017 | Laura House For Daily Mail Australia
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When it comes to renovating your house, there are a number of simple tricks you can implement to ensure a profit when the time comes to sell.

Justine Wilson, the Director & Principal Stylist of Australian company Vault Interiors, has spent years perfecting the art of interior design, property styling and photography styling to help people boost the value and appearance of their homes.

Shares - Tips - Profit - Mistakes - Homeowners

Here, she shares her tip tips for renovating for profit and some of the biggest mistakes homeowners make before selling.

THE BATHROOM

Justine - Bathroom - Renovation - Size - Bathroom

According to Justine, a bathroom renovation will set you back between $15,000 and $20,000 on average depending on the size of the bathroom and quality of finishes.

'If you go the whole hog, think about using large-scale tiles, freestanding bathtubs and waterfall showerheads for a designer look,' she said.

Grey - Palette - Stone - Trend - Budget

'A grey colour palette paired with natural stone is on trend. If you have a lower budget, think about swapping out the old vanity/shaving cabinet for new, and changing the tap ware for a quick update.

'Spraying old bathroom tiles white is also an affordable way to spruce up your space. These quick tricks will set you back closer to the $3,000 mark.'

Key - Value - Space - Justine - Zones

The key to adding value to this space, Justine explains, is to connect the zones.

'People gravitate towards open plan living and combing the two areas by removing walls can really add to the feeling of light, function space,' she said.

Structure - Property - Support - Beam - Scale

'Costing will depend on the structure of the existing property, if you require a support beam this can set you back anywhere from $30,000 - $50,000 depending on the scale of your renovation and how much you adapt the current floor plan.

Justine said that for 'a quick makeover' homeowners should consider painting all the current walls white and installing floating timber floors.

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