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November 20, 2019 by Antone Boustani

Owning a property is one of the largest challenges we all face. Finding the right place then getting a loan to purchase, then going through the ordeal of securing the purchase can make anyone go mad.

Once purchased we then usually go into renovation mode. From freshening up the paint to changing the flooring from that horrible carpet from the 80’s are usually the first jobs we get to. We all strive to improve our lifestyle and improving where we live is a part of that.

The other side of the story is selling an old tired home. How do we get top dollar for our old place. Improving the sale price is what everyone wants. The challenge here is to spend some money to improve the sale price but not to spend that much that it negates the money that goes into your pocket at the end. Improving the kerb appeal of your home is a good cost-effective way to start adding value.

Studies have shown that a large percentage of buyers decide whether or not they are going to buy a home, before they even set foot in a house.

Creating a welcoming entrance to the home that makes a good impression is extremely important. Here are some tips from experienced flippers!!

• Tidying up the yard
• Mowing the lawn
• Washing windows
• Touching up exterior paint
• Adding plants and flowers
• Adding a good quality letter box
• Adding shiny new street numbers

Once we have taken care of the Kerb appeal the next job is to renovate key areas inside the house. Painting and changing the flooring in the living areas are important. Purchasers always go straight to the Kitchen and Bathroom. How do we fix this with-out breaking the bank?

• Select a few rooms like the main living room or dining room.
• Take up old carpet and sand timber floors or install vinyl / laminate flooring.
• Change a couple of old lights in main areas
• Paint living room areas in white. It will make the room lighter and seem larger
• Change taps and cabinet handles to newer ones in the bathroom and Kitchen
• New floor mats at the entries and bathroom
• Remove old curtains

We then get to open days or Auction day!!

• Open all the windows
• Bake some bread in the oven in the morning. The smell of bread through the home will make a positive impression
• Leave the pets at the neighbours for the day
• Tidy up all the rooms.

Renovating when buying or selling the home is tough work. Needing to finish the work by a deadline or Spilling paint on our belongings and taking up old carpet when a couch is sitting on it is impossible.

De-cluttering your home or having an empty shell when purchasing a place is a great way of making the process fast and easy. But what do we do with our belongings?

Using Storage is the answer. Kennards Self Storage has lease free Storage solutions from a small locker to large car garage sizes. Kennards Self Storage also offers peace of mind by providing security. Every unit is secured with a customer lock and there are Video cameras in common areas and entry areas. Kennards offers month by month pricing which means you are not locked into a long period. If you finish the renovation earlier than expected and take all your belongings away Kennards will refund the unused period.

Kennards Self Storage believes that making your old place new again is important. Kennards renovates its own buildings. Kennards Self Storage Gladesville will be having a new paint job in the coming months to improve its Kerb appeal.

Kennards Self Storage will also have a new neighbour in Bunnings which is being built now. Having a Bunnings and the Storage facility across the road from each other makes it a one stop location for all renovators.

Conveniently located at 497 Victoria Road Gladesville, the Kennards Team of Anton and Anthony will be happy to find you the right Storage solution. Kennards will offer you clean spaces that are available to you 24 hours a day. Give Anton and Anthony a call on (02) 9816 4988, they will be happy to help!!

Antone Boustani

Antone joined the Kennards Self Storage in 2012 as a Team Support Manager. Progressing to the roles of NSW Rostering Co-ordinator and Waterloo Centre manager led to the position of NSW Operations Manager in 2019. Antone has gained leadership skills at previous roles as a Manager at KFC and Decorug and did run his own business a Deli / Fruit shop called Naremburn Natural. He loves that we are the people that care and how that is achieved through procedures that enable our teams to offer great customer service. He is invested in improving himself and the team around him and believes that doing what you love is the key. Outside work Antone loves travelling overseas as much as getting on the open road and you can find him watching any type of sport but especially cricket.

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