Tips For Selling Your Home with Interior Design Tricks
Whether you’re working with a realtor or selling your home on your own, there are some interior design and decorating tips that can help you turn your home into another person’s dream. When you’ve lived in your home for a while, certain items like your older appliances or cluttered closets can start to feel normal. You may not think of them as issues when you’re starting your selling process, but a small clean up can make a huge difference!
These are some of our top tips for selling your home:
Clean up Bathrooms
You probably already know that your home needs to be clean for potential buyers to see its beauty, but have you thought about cleaning the grime out from your bathroom tile? It’s a detail that becomes easy to miss after living in a home for awhile, but it’s easy to fix and it can make a huge difference for your bathroom’s appearance. Scrub down the wall tile with water and bleach (or your favorite grout cleaner).
Additionally, if you have a glass shower door, make sure it’s spotless. If you have curtains, consider replacing them with something new and bright. They don’t have to be expensive; just something that ties the room together and looks clean.
Modernize the Kitchen
Old and dated kitchen cabinets can immediately turn off even the most interested buyers. If you can’t afford to replace them, consider staining them a darker wood color. It can make them appear more polished and it’s a cheap fix. If you save money on the cabinets, two huge selling points are granite countertops and new, stainless steel appliances. Those are areas where your money will be very well spent.
Warm up the Bedroom
A neutral bedding with a few throw pillows can make a bedroom feel much more welcoming. Avoid pieces that are too specific to your individual tastes. Keep things as generic as possible so that you can please as many buyers as possible.
Most home buyers love built-in storage solutions. You can add shelving in your closets, bathrooms, and living areas for less than $100 if you do it yourself. Additionally, clean out your closets so you can show off how roomy they are when buyers come to visit.
Smart buyers will be thinking about not only what they want their home to look like, but also the re-sell value. If your grass is dead and there is no landscaping, you will lose curb appeal and deter some buyers. Hire a landscaper to spend a few hours livening your grass and planting bushes around the exterior of your home to add curb appeal.
Additionally, do you have a deck that’s falling apart? If you can’t afford to replace it, you might be better off removing it before trying to sell the home. A potential buyer will only see dollar signs when looking at a desk that clearly needs work.
When potential buyers come in, open all the windows. They’ll love to see how much natural light your home offers. Also, make sure you don’t have any lights out in the house. Replace any light bulbs before your buyers come over. A dark room is much less inviting.
Additionally, head to your local grocery store and buy a few cheap bouquets of flowers. Strategically place them on tables around your house to liven up the space.
Then, if you have any extra “useless” furniture in a room that’s already cluttered, see if you have a friend who would be willing to store it for you while you’re trying to sell your house. Clutter is never appealing and can make a room look smaller than it actually is.