Remodel your home to boost its value

PHOTO: Remodel your home to boost its value

Bathrooms should receive a lot of attention when it comes to remodelling. You can do as little as replacing the faucets to as much as an entire makeover that includes new flooring, vanity counter, toilet, garden tub and freestanding shower.

Update your kitchen in different ways, from replacing cabinet fronts and hardware to installing new counters, flooring, sink, faucets and wallcovering. You can also give it a new coat of paint.

Add new, energy-efficient appliances to a kitchen. Sparkling stainless steel appliances look good and appeal to the idea of efficiency.

Flooring is one of the first things noticed by house buyers. You can go for hardwood as many house buyers love the clean look of hardwood.

Replace your front door, as it is one of the first impressions buyers get of your house.

A modern lifestyle flows from the inside of a house almost seamlessly to the outside. A deck placed outside adds to the appeal and value of your house.

Landscaping truly helps in giving your house that "wow" factor.

If you're a prospective home seller looking to liquidify your HDB flat and turn it into liquid cash, now may just be the time to do it.

Property prices have shown no signs of easing even after the Government introduced more property cooling measures such as the 35-year cap on housing loans.

If you're staying in prime property areas in a unit with large floor areas or a good view, you stand a good chance of turning your HDB flat into a million-dollar asset.

But hold your horses now. Before you rush off and start calling property agents, take a step back and look at your home with new eyes.

Every seller wants to get the best deal for their property. And guess what, there are many easy things you can do to increase the value of your home.

If you're unsure on how to strategise your way to a good deal, click through the pictures above to find out 10 easy tips to turn your HDB flat into a million dollar asset.