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Simple hacks to revamp your home PLUS win a $5000 renovation voucher

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If you think a home reno is going to set you back six figures, think again.

Property experts LJ Hooker know you can add serious value to your home with just a small few touches. They're also giving you the chance to win 1 of 7 $5,000* renovation vouchers - scroll down for the details.

From giving walls a fresh coat of paint to adding storage solutions, a small investment in your home can make a big difference to how you feel living in it, as well as how it's perceived by the market.

These easy tips can boost the value of your home without hurting your wallet.

1. Highlight a standout feature

Does your home have a feature that other properties don't?

For example, if you have a lovely view, make the most of this by making sure curtains or blinds aren't obscuring it, or there isn't clutter on the windowsill.

A modern home with large feature window looking out over green bush
Highlighting the best features can add value to your home. Photo: Getty

2. Revamp the kitchen

The kitchen is infamous amongst real estate agents for being the room that can make or break a sale, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune doing it up.

Spending on small items can make a big difference.

Smart appliances give a modern look, even if the rest of the kitchen is dated.

A fresh coat of paint, new door handles and adding lights can all add to the appeal of a kitchen.

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3. Add storage

Storage sells properties.

If you don't want to add built-ins, consider shelves, cupboards, and bookcases.

Not only does it make the place look organised, it allows prospective buyers to think about how easy it would be to move their belongings in.

A tall book case in a living space, full of bookers with step ladder, rug in front
Storage is a great way of adding value to your home. Photo: Getty

4. Paint the walls

Paint can totally transform your property.

Whether the outside looks tired and needs a freshen up, or the inside walls need modernising, paint can give the whole place a lift.

Go for modern, neutral colours to add light, and create a feeling of space.

5. Create another room

If you have even the smallest amount of outdoor space, showing how it can be used as an entertaining area gives the property the feeling of having another room.

If the space is small, try a small table, a couple of stools and some plants to show it's possible to sit and enjoy the outdoor space.

If you have more room, consider comfy seating, a sunshade, and a barbecue to really make the most of the area.

A small but cosy balcony featuring a comfy looking rattan chair and cushion, green pot plants and yard in background
A welcoming outdoor space is like having an extra room in your house. Credit: Getty

Win a $5,000 reno voucher

This spring, you can win a share of $35,000 With Your Free Property Appraisal from LJ Hooker.

Book an appraisal and go into the draw to win 1 of 7 $5,000* renovation vouchers. LJ Hooker will give you a detailed breakdown of your property's size, location, how it compares to similar local properties, potential areas of improvement, and much more.

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