There are few prettier places in Gauteng than Jacaranda City, especially during spring and summer when the fully bloomed trees are dropping their lilac flowers all over the pavements. However, if it’s time to move, you’ll want to make your home stand out from all the other houses for sale in Pretoria . We know that the cost of renovating is expensive, but here are some ideas on cost-effective DIY projects you can do around the house, and some ways to save up for them:
Increase that curb appeal
Adding a pair of tall planters with succulents or even decorative chilies can instantly change the look of your home from the outside. This curb appeal will at least get home buyers through your front door and leave a great first impression.
Renovate the guest bathroom
Retiling the guest bathroom, replacing the shower door, and putting in new faucets and other silverware will give the impression of a makeover, even if it’s just a surface update. It won’t cost an arm and a leg, but since home viewers remember the things they like, this will definitely stick in their minds.
Do up the kitchen
Kitchens can be very expensive to renovate, but making small changes can significantly improve the appeal of the kitchen. Replace light fittings, put a new backsplash over the sink, and buy some shiny new appliances. Even adding a few chairs around the kitchen counter can create the impression of a large space with a breakfast nook.
How to save some cash for these updates
We know how convenient it is to buy take-aways for lunch or to splurge on office drinks and weekends away. You also don’t need to go clothes shopping every weekend (or even every month) and you should see what activities you can do that stop you from spending money on petrol, parking, movies, and restaurant bills, etc. Making conscientious budget cuts like these in the short term can provide the resources for fantastic long-term returns on your home.
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