Brunswick has become one of the most sought-after areas in Melbourne. There are ongoing constructions for new apartments, while other homeowners have also resulted in selling their homes for a high price.
It is an ideal place to live, because of its proximity to the Central Business District, bars, restaurants, parks, theatres, etc. It’s peaceful and charming aura makes an urban living even more comfortable. There are currently numerous Brunswick apartments for sale in the area and you definitely want to make sure your home stands out!
Here are some ways on how to upgrade your apartment without creating a hole in your pocket:
Change Your Linoleum Flooring
Take away that plastic flooring and replace them to make it look more new. If tiles and wood are not in the budget right now, you can start by painting your floor instead. Vinyl flooring will make your house instantly look cheap, and refreshing it with paint instead will give a cleaner and more elegant feel.
Add Some Plants
Adding up a few plants to your apartment will not only make your home look fresh, but it also cleans and purifies the air as well. It will feel a little more like home when there is at least one (1) plant in every room.
Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinets
The kitchen is one of the busy area of your apartment/house. You use your kitchen every day. By now your kitchen cabinets may be looking worn out, so the easiest way to give it a quick fix is to repaint it! Consider repainting your kitchen cabinet with unique and fun colors such as bright yellow, blue, red, or green, to add a fresh pop of color!
Change Your Cabinet Hardware
In connection with repainting your kitchen cabinets, do consider changing the hardware as well. There are many new styles of locks and handles these days, and changing yours to be up to date, and in-style will make your apartment keep up with the other new apartments in the area.
Hide Electric Wires
A wire here and a wire there is a sore for the eyes. It will instantly make your home look messy. When you are taking photos of your apartment to sell, keep those wires hidden.
Frame Your Television
In addition to keeping the wires of your television hidden, it is a somewhat unique idea to frame your TV as well. Not many homes have this in mind, but doing so will make your living room look more well-coordinated and clean.
Mix And Match Your Curtains
Gone are the days of boring and monotonous curtains. Subtly printed curtains will make your home stand out. It will also instantly add life to an otherwise dull and dreary room. If your rooms are plain and light-colored, a beautifully-colored and printed curtain will bring your room back to its former glory.
Add Outdoor Furniture
If your balcony, garden or patio has otherwise been empty, now is the time for you to consider buying outdoor furniture. You can consider buying on thrift shops, there are numerous pieces of furnitures out the that is cheap but high in quality. Potential buyers for your Brunswick home will appreciate all the extra seating your space provides.
Reposition – and Clean Your Rugs
Do not neglect your rugs. These are one of the dirtiest spots in your home. You can clean and reposition it in different areas. If your carpet has become old and worn out, then maybe you should consider replacing it already. Check out the latest sales on your home goods store, and you might find a good deal for a lovely rug.
Keep Your Photo Frames
Even if you are putting up your Brunswick apartment for sale, you should still keep those family pictures where they used to be. Doing this will help potential buyers imagine how life will be like when they move in – and the photos on those frames will be those of their family’s. The presence of these memorabilia will make your home instantly stand out, as most of those who sell their homes tend to keep all personal belongings packed away.
Repaint Your Ceilings
If a big paint job is currently unaffordable, consider painting your ceiling instead. Doing this will make your apartment unique as most homeowners tend to focus on accent walls instead of accent ceilings.
Change Your Lighting
You do not need to buy new lighting for every room in the apartment. Focus instead on one place that you would like to stand out: either your living room, dining area, masters bedroom or even your foyer or entryway. Great lighting in a room will immediately make your apartment feel and look expensive.
Frame Your Bathroom Mirror
Framing your bathroom mirror will make the whole design of your bathroom more put together, no matter how simple or how small it is. It will give your boring, old mirror a brand new look.
All these upgrades are only some of the things that you can do to make your home stand out. Before applying these cheap tricks, it is best for you to take a whole look at your place first and make an assessment of what is applicable – and what is not.
More than anything else, do remember that whatever upgrade you do to your apartment should make it feel more like a home, rather than just a beautiful showroom.