As we continue to be encouraged to practice coronavirus safety measures to help curb the 3rd COVID-19 wave, staying home as much as possible is one of the measures at the top of the list. A few simple home improvements will not only make your home much more enjoyable but will greatly improve its value. However, some renovation projects won’t increase your home’s value – and some may even detract from it. So, it’s important to choose the projects that add maximum value.

 

Before you decide on the home renovation you’re going to make however, take a moment to think about the potential cost. Whether you decide to make big or small improvements to your home, an RCS Personal Loan with up to 60 months to pay and interest from as low as 15%* can help you achieve your goals.

 

1: CREATE CURB APPEAL

There’s nothing quite like coming home and feeling relaxed from the moment you set your eyes on your house, making the exterior as equally important as the interior. Paint the exterior walls, maintain any lawn or landscaping, and clean all the windows. If you have a garage, consider putting in a new door. According to some experts, a good-looking garage door is top of the list for getting cash back on your investment.

 

 

 

2: UPGRADE THE BATHROOMS

Once your property’s exterior is looking good, it’s time to turn your attention to your bathrooms. If your home has only one bathroom, adding a second bathroom can massively increase your home’s value. Take a look at any extra rooms or unused spaces to see if you can find room for another bathroom. There’s no need to go overboard with heated towel-rails, designer fixtures and custom cabinets. When upgrading an existing bathroom, replacing outdated fixtures and tiles with modern ones can go a long way.

 

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3: UPDATE THE KITCHEN

The kitchen is the heart of any home, so making the right improvements here can make a huge difference to your home’s look and feel. Just be careful to balance the cost of materials with the overall value of your home. Even a minor kitchen remodel can result in a major cosmetic improvement. Start by replacing old appliances with new, more energy-efficient models, repaint or reface cabinets and replace their handles, install new countertops, and put in a new sink and faucet.

 

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4: MAXIMISE SPACE

A fair amount of clutter will may have accumulated in your home over the years. First, do a clear out, then install some smart storage solutions to keep any excess stuff neatly tidied away. More space in rooms will ultimately make them look and feel bigger.

 

 

5: KEEP IT CLEAN AND BRIGHT

Giving your interior walls a fresh coat of paint can do wonders to the appearance of your home. Have all your interior walls repainted in a light, neutral colour and make sure the ceilings and skirting boards are a clean, bright white. If you have carpets, get them professionally steam cleaned. Polish any wooden floors and clean ceramic floors and grout lines.

 

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GET READY TO RENOVATE

Now that you’re ready to make your home your very own personal oasis while increasing its potential value, you just need the cash in your account to make it happen. Thanks to our fast, paperless application process, you can apply for your RCS Personal Loan today, and receive a decision in seconds. Apply now!