It’s no secret you want your home to looks its best when it’s on the market. However, it can be challenging for homeowners to impartially look at the space they’ve lived in for so long and make the changes needed to create the most marketable home. To help you, I’ve compiled my best tips for making each room shimmer and shine. Take a tour around your home and see what you can implement to bring out the best in your home!
- Control the traffic. This may sound a little silly when talking about your home, but follow me for a moment. While you aren’t standing at attention with your traffic guard uniform on, you do control the traffic flow by the way you arrange your furniture. Each room should have a natural, open and accessible pathway, whether it’s a room you pass through frequently, or one where you just need a clear path to that super comfy spot in the corner. Walk through your home and test how easy it is to get from place to place. Are the walkways natural and wide enough? Is your furniture too crammed together? Make adjustments as needed.
- Hang it picture perfectly. It turns out, there is a perfect formula for hanging artwork. Many of my clients stress about the right heights and groupings in which to hang their pieces. Do a little reading and measuring to get it just right.
- Grant one thing center stage. As you arrange a room, choose a focal point and build the rest of the room around it. Asking too many things to play center stage just will not work, as it creates a cluttered, confusing feel. In your living room, the mantle and hearth may be at the center. In your bedroom, you likely build around your bed with a large headboard. In other rooms, it may be a piece of artwork or bay window. Walk through your home as if you were touring a museum and see where your eye leads you.
- Clear more than the air. Nothing is more appealing to homebuyers than clear, open spaces. Don’t clutter your end tables with endless sit arounds. Don’t leave your pile of magazines stacked on the ottoman or kitchen desk. Avoid having all your countertop appliances out during showings. Clear your surfaces and create the illusion of space — space your potential buyers can imagine filling with their own belongings!
- Let there be light. The more light the better, trust me. Remove heavy shades, clean your windows and hang your curtains just right. Consider different levels of lighting, like in-cabinet lights in kitchen cabinets with glass doors and under-cabinet lighting to illuminate counters. Pair this with recessed or focal lighting in the ceiling, and voila! You’ve created an ambiance that a simple overhead fixture could never compete with.
Getting a home ready to sell can be an overwhelming task. Let me help! When we work together, I’ll provide staging free of charge when we use your furniture. I’ll also provide tips on traffic flow, creating irresistible cozy spots and more to help your home stand out to buyers. Contact me today to start the conversation.