A lot of folks are looking to “cash in” on the current seller’s market in real estate. In our last post we gave some outside tips to enhance the curb appeal of your home as a prospective buyer’s first impression starts to develop within 15 seconds after arriving at your property.
Inside your home, natural light should always be maximized. Keep windows cleaned, open drapes and blinds and make sure all areas have functioning light bulbs that can provide some atmosphere. Keep colors neutral and light. Shades of white, off-white and light pastels are safe choices for the interior. Limit bright colors to accents such as flowers, towels, rugs and shower curtains.
Silence is golden. A showing is not the time to mow the lawn, vacuum, or run the dishwasher. Barking dogs should be temporarily relocated.
The smell of your home reflects your attention to detail and you should try to make it smell new and clean. A fresh coat of paint or polyurethane on natural wood surfaces and the smell of cleanliness convey that feeling.
The entry must make a big statement in a small area. Make sure it is well lit with a modern light fixture and that the floor is clean. Use a “Welcome” doormat.
The kitchen may be the most important room in the house and cleanliness should be foremost. After cleaning, grind a lemon quarter in the garbage disposal for a fresh smell. Consider a new light fixture or new hardware for the cabinets. Remove small kitchen appliances from the counter tops and organize the cupboards to give the impression of more space.
Make simple improvements in the bathrooms with an air freshener or a vase of fresh flowers. Consider a new towel rack, toilet seat or light fixture.
Adding more natural light is a great way to add value to your home. In today’s video from Today’s Home Remodeler TV, remodeling consultant Andy Lindus from Lindus Construction shows host Stuart Keith how to add more natural light to your home with a Velux Sun Tunnel.
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