Here are the top five home improvements that Australians nowadays are putting their money into:
This is not surprising at all, considering Australians’ love for the outdoors!
Landscaping and building an outdoor entertainment area are some of the most popular home improvements in the country. If you play your cards right, these enhancements will not only add value to your property but also transform your yard to a comfortable and relaxing sanctuary.
For landscaping, consider adding plants that are easy to maintain. Installing a paved walkway from your home to your garden or any focal point of your yard can also enhance its appeal and functionality.
If you can afford to spend a few more bucks, consider building a terrace, patio or pergola. These charming extensions of your home allow you to maximise your outdoor areas.
Living Room Upgrades
Another area of the house that often gets a facelift is the living room.
The changes you make to this indoor living space may be as small and subtle as using additional throw pillows, installing fresh drapes or a new centrepiece that reflects your personality. But if you have the resources, you may also do a complete overhaul with furniture upgrades, wall repainting or flooring replacements that will transform your entire living room.
Similarly, the kitchen is another area that gets its fair share of remodelling. Frequent cooking, baking, and food preparations can wear out your tiles and other kitchen appliances, which is why kitchen renovations are very common in Australia.
If you want to take your kitchen to the next level, consider adding a servery window that opens to your outdoor living area. This small yet functional enhancement can greatly improve the quality of your alfresco dining and entertainment areas.
As an intimate space and private sanctuary for a lot of individuals, the bathroom is another part of the house that undergoes a number of makeovers. Adding a personal touch to your bathroom can be as simple as putting in functional decors like ambient candles and vintage towel hooks. It can also be a full-blown home improvement project if you’re adding in large fixtures such as ornate mirrors, new bath tubs and elaborate tiles.
Walls are like a blank canvas: it is up to you to decide what masterpiece to create with them. You can set aside a portion of it for a mural, cover it with wallpaper, or decorate it with mirrors and framed photos. If your chosen wall is located in the foyer or entryway of your home, you can turn it into a backdrop for a console table and make a positive impression with your guests.
Australians are spending for these upgrades not just for the sake of improving how their homes look but also how they feel in it. When planned and executed right, these home improvements can be a sound investment. After all, it’s no longer about finding your dream home, but creating it.
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