15 Of The Best Design Tips For Seling

When you decide to sell your house you have to try to make it as desirable as possible to the costumers. You have to try to detach yourself from all the memories and feeling you have when you look at your house, to stop regarding it as a home and more like a product that needs to be sold. There are lots of things that need to be done before you can actually start looking for buyers and most of them involve making the house look inviting, beautiful and desirable.

Get rid of all the mold.

Inevitably, in some spaces mold is difficult to prevent. For example, the bathroom is a very humid environment and it’s very easy for mold to find it cozy. You can easily get rid of it by mixing one part water and one part bleach. Spray it on the wall and the mold will disappear in a few seconds. After that, just add a fresh coat of paint.

Paint the bathroom tiles to give them a fresh look.

Nobody likes old tiles in the bathroom but replacing them can be expensive and it can also take a lot of time. Another solution would be to first add a coat of primer and them to brush on a special ceramic covering. This way you’ll give the tiles a fresh and more modern look.

A nicely-balanced master bedroom.

The master bedroom is not used by a single person so it should look appealing for both users. It’s why a very feminine décor won’t be appreciated by the men and why a very austere décor won’t be what the women are looking for. Try to make the master bedroom look nicely-balanced. Neutral color will help.

Update the fireplace screen.

The fireplace is a great focal point and an important element in the décor of any space. It’s why it needs to look beautiful. If your fireplace has an old and ugly screen you can replace it or, even better, you could give it a makeover. First get rid of all the dust and then apply a coat of heat-resistant paint.

Give the kitchen cabinets a makeover.

Everyone knows that the kitchen is crucial in any home. So any potential buyer will want to see if the kitchen looks modern and if it’s functional. If your kitchen has dated cabinets, you could give them a makeover. It’s cheaper than replacing them and it will allow you to change the atmosphere completely. Stain the cabinets or repaint them.

Opt for stainless-steel appliances.

Stainless-steel appliances are very appreciated. They are the symbol of modern and beautiful kitchens. But this doesn’t mean you have to replace them all. Instead of buying new appliances you could just clean them and apply a stainless-steel stick-on covering to make them more desirable.

New appliances bring profit.

It’s true that replacing all the appliances with new one can be expensive but rather than mixing old with new it would be better if you would opt for a cohesive and uniform look. So it would be best to first get rid of all the old appliances that make your kitchen look dated and replace them with new ones. It’s a big investment but it will also bring profit.

Make your hardwood flooring look amazing.

Hardwood floors are always beautiful and they make a house more valuable. If your home already has this feature, then all you have to do is add a little drama to it. First give the floor a good sanding and then stain the boards with a rich color.

Built-in features.

Everyone likes to save space and everyone likes an airy and clutter-free home. It’s why built-in features are so appreciated. Built-in bookshelves are particularly appreciated and they usually attract the buyers with their simplicity and functionality.

Make the deck look beautiful.

An outdoor deck is something that can be a big plus when it comes to finding a buyer for your house. However, if the deck is not in great condition it will end up looking depressing and it will have the opposite effect. So make sure the deck looks beautiful and give it a nice makeover.

Give the patio a makeover.

Patios are also great features. A house that has a patio can definitely be superior to one that’s simple. A simple and nice way of making your patio look fresh and beautiful again is to give it a new coat of paint. An old patio can be charming but most buyers want their new home to look fresh, not old and dated.

Show the buyers a room’s potential.

It’s important to make sure that every room looks as good as it can when a buyer comes to see it. This usually means you have to take care of every little detail and to make sure the room showcases its most beautiful features.

Get rid of unpleasant pet hair and odors.

If you have pets it means that you love their company and don’t mind their little accidents. However, this doesn’t mean that everyone else does the same. Not everyone like having pets in their home so leaving unwanted hair in your home when a potential buyer visits it is not something you should do. Also, get rid of any unpleasant odors.

Get rid of any unnecessary items and furniture.

It’s important for the house to look as airy and appealing as possible when a potential buyer comes to take a look at it. That’s why you should hide or pack up any unnecessary items that will only make it feel cluttered. For example, certain pieces of furniture might have sentimental value for you but they’re probably just for décor.

The more storage space the better.

Potential buyers always appreciate when a house has lots of storage space. It means they won’t have to modify anything and that they’ll have plenty of room to store all their items once they move in. So make sure they see all these features when they visit the house. If your house is not exactly rich in storage spaces then you should find a way to remedy the problem.

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Published by in Real Estate, on January 31st, 2013


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