Adding Value with Home Organisation and Storage Solutions

Spring is here, and it’s time to get organised! We have a few tips for your home organisation and storage solutions, which in turn will increase the value of your property. 

As a renter or owner of a property it’s important to keep your property clean and up to date.  Did you know as a homeowner by keeping up to date with maintenance of your property as well as adding a few easy storage organisation elements into your property, you are increasing the value of your property without even realising it. Whether you’re doing it for yourself or for a sale of the property in the future, it’s important to have a clean home, as this will bring in more potential buyers or renters to your property. It shows that you respect your property and gives them the sense of “move in ready”

As an owner you will know that property is the biggest asset you may own, and it’s important to have a clear understanding and knowledge of what you need to keep up to date with when it comes to the property market and future potential of your property. 

To get you on the right path and up to date with your property requirements, we suggest speaking with an expert in the field, a property valuer, someone local to the area, who is highly qualified and a specialist in the field of residential property valuations

A property valuer is assigned to complete an independent property valuation, for e.g., if you were looking to buy or sell property you would require a pre sale/pre purchase valuation, and as an investor looking to use their property for extra income you would require a rent determination valuation. Depending on the type of valuation required the property valuer will complete a report detailing the true market value of the property as well as the local market area and any external factors that may change the outcome of the property value. 

DIY Organisations and Storage Solutions!

When it comes to our home, we want to create the sense of space, sense of new, cleanliness and organisation  and depending on the type of home there are always ways to create space without compensating on the big-ticket items in your house. 

The hallway is usually a wasted space that ends up having everything crammed in the corner. Finding storage that fits closely against the wall is a great way to add a feature to the blank canvas of the wall and is universal in creating storage for bags, shoes, or even umbrellas. If you are limited on space, purchasing baskets will give a sense of design and still be utilised as various storage options. 

The living room, the most common area of the property. You want to create a cosy and inviting space, not a feeling of clutter and tightness. A living room has vast potential when it comes to organisation and storage, the real key is dual purpose, this is a great way to incorporate storage options that no one will realise is there. For e.g. footstools that are utilised as storage boxes underneath, tv stands with plenty of storage /cupboard space.  For household storage solutions: it’s great to have items on display for aesthetic design, but you need to take advantage of every corner space and drawer space to add storage in a design dual purpose way. 

The kitchen is built for the purpose of storage, it’s how you utilise the space that makes the kitchen the best area to organise, the trick is to make two storage solutions in one, adding shelves, hooks, or rails inside of cabinets. Install floor to ceilings cabinets in spaces that can be utilised for storage. 

The bedroom, although this is mainly used as a space to sleep, many of us create a study area within the room, finding ways to best utilise the space without limiting the area is key. A bedroom should give a sense of calmness and relaxation. Consider a bed that has storage or adding storage boxes that will slide underneath with ease, having sliding doors for your wardrobe is a great way to save space in terms of opening and closing the door, having mirrored doors will also give the sense of space. Various types of storage boxes can create the aesthetic of the room as well as a great option for storing everyday items that always get left around to add to the clutter and create mess.

And lastly, the bathroom, a room that can easily be cluttered, even if everything is in its place it’s the idea that everything is out on display which I turn makes the room look messy as well as creating a sense of tightness. Purchasing box frame shelves or cabinets and adding it to the wall as extra storage for the everyday items. Corner storage units that up minimum space but offer a great place to hide the everyday products. 

These are only a few short tips to get you started on your spring-cleaning year-round journey. And again, as an owner or investor finding the best solutions to update your property will add value to your property for future potential. 

Again, seeking expert advice from our team of property valuers will give you an insight into the market and your property’s potential, it’s important to know the true value of your property to help make the best decision for your financial circumstances. 

Author Bio 

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Stephanie Patterson is an industry expert with over 20 years’ experience, and is now a certified senior valuer at Vals TAS. She has shown passion and dedication throughout her career to become an expert property valuer. Stephanie has extensive knowledge on the property market which she gained through years of valuing commercial, industrial, and residential properties. Stephanie now uses her expertise in valuations to teach junior valuers and features as a guest lecturer across Tasmania.