Give your home or business a refreshed look ideal in today’s market while raising your property’s value. Even with inexpensive light remodeling such as, painting and flooring will make that difference.
First Impression Counts
Tips that can assist you whether you’re selling, buying or improving your lifestyle. Making the small improvements to give the right impression that can raise your property’s value.
We’ve provided some recommendations that will assist you in improving the interior and exterior of your home while also adding the curb appeal that makes it unique.
There is no question that improving your homes landscape is beneficial to its appearance. Making small but colorful adjustments can help buyers to gain a positive perspective of the home’s interior.
• Keeping general upkeep of a home’s landscape can really brighten it up, make sure you’ve mowed, edged, seeded, fertilized, and weeded your lawn. Always make sure to frequently water.
• Adding shrubs and colorful plants. Choose plants that are native to your region and plants that are drought-tolerant; these require less water and maintenance.
• Make sure flower beds are mulched and weeded and plant seasonal flowers in beds. Keep flower beds and lawns, as well as exterior of home free of trash and debris.
• Clear away any algie or over grown moss and weeds as well as any personal items. If needed power wash any over grown moss on pavement.
Painting is one of the most inexpensive and effective methods to improve your home. Giving your home a refreshed and updated look can easily draw in new buyers and help them appreciate the room’s value.
• One of the most neglected areas of the home is the ceiling; such methods as removing old popcorn can really give the room an updated look.
• Choosing neutral paint colors appeals to most individuals; pick a bright calm color and let the buyer visually capture the room. With the right color combinations you can create the mood you desire. Collaborate with a professional if needed.
Small details count, especially with a first time buyer. Without dismissing the importance of repairing major items, minor repairs are inexpensive and visually make your home more appealing.
• When making minor repairs consider using light efficient bulbs, replacing the light switches, electrical plates, and making sure all appliances are working such as the microwave, garbage disposal and garage door. Calk and grout showers, tubs, sinks and tile as well as check for any plumbing issues; leaky pipes, water leaks and drips
• Make sure all doors and drawers are working properly, the hinges are lubricated, draw handles are tightened and cabinets open and shut properly.
• Upon preparing your home to be viewed take a moment to make sure the home‘s smells are fresh and clean, you don’t want to scare off a new buyer with a foul odor.
Buyers cannot envision living in your home without seeing it. If your home is filled with clutter or even too much furniture you might want to try and clear each space that says too much you and not enough for the new buyer to see how they can utilize the space your home offers. Contact a local interior decorator if you need assistance with this project.
• Letting in light can give a very dramatic influence to a room’s space. Remove old, heavy drapes and replace with new light vertical blinds or shutters, this can help the buyer visually capture the rooms size and space.
• De-personalize each room, remove books, magazines and un-wanted clutter from countertops, tables, shelving units, and floor spaces and help the buyer be able to envision how they will utilize this space.
• Make sure that all rooms are clear and organized. If storage space is limited then consider renting a storage unit to store items you wish to keep.
Always remember that giving that “wow” first impression to each one of your potential buyers, takes an extra step in preparing your home to be truly admired and stand out from the others.
• Keep in mind the visual; gutters, shutters, shingles, mailboxes, window screens, walkways and driveways, by adding a bit of paint to needed areas you virtually make you property more appealing.
• Giving the outside a good cleaning such as; pressure washing the walkway, driveway, and roof, even cleaning the windows to give the home a nice clear opening can really catch a buyer’s attention.
Kitchen, kitchen, kitchen is a big part to be considered by buyers. Make it appealing and give it the great first impression it deserves. By opening up and revealing the possibilities of the kitchen area you’re able to give the buyer a clear view of it.
• Making small renovations to cabinet doors and hardwood as well as replacing old shelving units with pantry and drawer organizers can make the kitchen look refreshed and organized. When attempting to give your wood cabinets that refreshed look, try giving them a new coat of stain and sealant.
• Thoroughly cleaning the kitchen and keeping countertops free of clutter can not only open counter space but also help the new buyer envision themselves using this area of the home.
• Brighten it up by replacing to a larger fluorescent light and add lighting under cabinetry to enhance the visibility on countertops.
Creating a well set bathroom can assist the new buyer in getting a better view of how they will utilize its space. Create a modern and organized bathroom for the buyer to view.
• Replacing dated wallpaper or adding a new coat of paint with a light neutral color can make this space shine. It will give the buyer a refreshed and clean feeling that is ideal in this part of the home.
• Making any minor repairs will allow the buyer to admire its efficiency. Replace any outdated fixtures such as switch plates, door handles, shower head, new taps and vanity.
• Give the bathroom a deep clean and lots of lighting in a clutter free and organized space and you will give a buyer the great first impression. Make the bathroom inviting by staging it with a neutral colored shower curtain and towels.
Refreshing your home’s appeal with new carpet in needed areas and polishing that hard wood floor can leave a positive impression on a buyer’s first look at your home.
• With a limited budget, consider replacing carpet where most of the viewing will be, such as the living room, bedrooms and damaged areas. Don’t forget to use neutral colors as well as replace padding.
• When preparing your floor, re-strip and wax your floors, add polish and buffing methods to give your floor a brand new look.
You want to create a sense of openness and cheerfulness when buyers are viewing your home. They want to be able to envision their belongings in the home as well as admire what features your home has to offer.
• Remember open shaded and draped areas to allow sunshine into each room, this will show off the room’s features and space.
• Install brighter bulbs throughout the house and turn on all the lights when showing the home to give it the open and available effect.
• Try and reveal every part of the home with light while also keeping it clutter free this will open the buyer’s eyes to view all that the home has to offer.
Remember that you don’t need spend big to get great results. Taking such measures as installing new windows, pool, and A/C unit won’t have as big a return, but making minor adjustments to increase “curb appeal” will.
The Tips that we have incorporated into this list are both useful and factual and will help you to maximize your profit whilst making minor adjustments that take a dramatic effect when a new buyer is viewing your home. We hope that you found this information useful.