If, for interest, you chose only Open Homes of expensive houses to go along to, you’d mostly be impressed, or even a bit overwhelmed if you are putting your own home on the market.
Don’t fret. Just make you place look more enticing… and more expensive. Try these tips.
- Paint the interior the right way: Dingy walls don’t sell houses; and an ‘elegant’ shade will speak volumes!
- Still on walls: Think about changing architraves and skirtings if they drag the whole look down.
- Cool fan update: Paint your ceiling fans. You can remove the fan from the ceiling and take it outside to spray paint or you can just remove the blades. You’ll find numerous helpful step-by-step instructions on-line.
- Look at me: Why do the room shots in the high-end magazines look so hot? It is because there is usually just one focal point for décor. It could be the one and only one item on the kitchen bench, or a vase with a single flower in the living room.
- Old and worn isn’t good enough: Go for a stylish, sophisticated look. Follow what is on-trend and update fixtures.
- Treat windows with respect: If you think your window treatments are pulling the tone of the place down, replace them with something classy but still let in plenty of natural light.
- Comfort and elegance make a great pair: Pillows can step up the elegance factor, especially large, overstuffed ones.
- Ditch anything on its last leg: If you want an up-market home price, old kitchen appliances are not going to cut it!
- Try being unique: You might find expensive-looking pieces in ‘boutique’ hardware stores, flea markets and antique shops.
- A hint of metal: A gold leaf mirror, a brass table or a few pieces of vintage silver might help make your room look more expensive but a little goes a long way.
- Much more than just a door: How do you feel about your front door? If you don’t like yours, invest in one you do. Have you noticed that million-dollar homes tend to have front doors that make a statement?
- Worth more than a drive by: Garage doors…. Their look is essential, so invest in new garage doors if need be.
An expensive looking home tends to have a greater chance of selling for more, so take the ho-hum out of the sale.