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5 renovation ideas that will add value to your property

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Zara, Staff Writer

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Are you looking to improve your home? Or perhaps you’ve recently purchased an investment property? 

Renovation offers many different ways you can completely transform your property. 

Naturally, adding value is likely one of your top agendas when planning any kind of renovation work. Here are some of the more ambitious ideas that will give the biggest return on your investment. 


Unsurprisingly, extending the amount of living space is one of the best ways to boost the value of your property. Whether you carry out a single or multi-level storey extension, the cost of doing so will be reflected in the profit you make when you go to sell your home. 

In particular, adding extra bedrooms, bathrooms or a larger kitchen are the most desirable extension types.

Open plan layouts

The beauty of an open plan layout is it will dramatically increase the appearance of living space, even if you haven’t actually added any more space. Alternatively, when combined with an extension, an open plan layout will create a beautifully light and airy appearance to the room. 

Compared with small pokey feeling rooms, open plan layouts will give your property the wow factor. 


As the hub of the home, kitchens are where most of us spend a significant amount of time cooking, eating and entertaining. Older properties typically have very small kitchens, which may mean you don’t have enough space to prepare food in let alone fit a kitchen table in. Likewise, dated cabinetry can be a bit of an eyesore. 

Potential buyers will feel exactly the same way, which is why renovating your kitchen is a must if you want to add value to your property. 


Gone are the days of avocado bathroom suites! In the last couple of years, bathroom design has become ultra sleek and stylish. Now it’s all about gorgeous tiles, backlit mirrors, vanity units and waterfall showers. If it’s been some time since your bathroom was installed, no doubt it’s showing its age. 

Consider playing with the layout to maximise the space you have. Ensure the materials you choose are durable, and that they work with the general aesthetic of your home for the best results. Luxe touches will make your bathroom feel like that of a 5-star hotel, and this will be reflected in the sale price. 

Adding more natural light

Use a compass app on your phone to identify which direction your property faces. North facing homes will not benefit from a lot of natural light, meaning the room can feel cold and dreary to be in. When you renovate, you can help remedy this issue by adding more natural light. 

As well as removing any non-supporting walls, you can make the windows bigger to allow more sunlight into the room. If the room is single-storey, consider adding a skylight too. 

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Ready to get cracking on your renovation? From knocking through walls to building brand new ones, bring your renovation dreams to life when you find a Builder with Bark

An experienced builder can advise on the most innovative ideas to increase the property of your home. That will leave you free to sit back, relax and enjoy your much-improved property! 

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