To get the best possible price for your home when you are ready to sell, you need to make sure every detail is as attractive to a potential buyer as possible. Now is not the time to be sentimental about it; you are going to need to take a step back and thing about it as a product. You can use decorating ideas to increase your home’s value and end up more cash in your pocket when the sale is finalized. Here are some suggestions to help you.
How to Decorate your Home to Improve the Sale Price
- Spruce up the Back Yard and Patio Area
Any time you can add space to your home, you will increase its value. By creating attractive areas where you can entertain friends and family in your back yard, you are adding to your living space. You’ll want to have one or more conversation areas, a place for cooking, dining, and perhaps a separate fire pit to keep you and your guests warm on cool evenings. Add attractive flowers and shrubs to complete the look.
- Consider a Minor Kitchen Renovation
Major kitchen renovations are very pricey and you will not get back all of your investment. (You may recoup about two-thirds of the cost.) You can get a good return on smaller projects, such as painting or refinishing kitchen cabinets that are in good shape but could use a makeover, or upgrading your older appliances to more energy-efficient ones.
- Install French Doors
Consider replacing a door or some windows with French doors. This update will flood a room with light and immediately open up the space. You could consider it for a kitchen, dining room or a bedroom and make an impact that will make your home distinctly memorable to potential buyers.
- Add Some Built-in Storage
Is it possible to have too much storage in a home? Buyers are always looking for storage when they are viewing a potential home, and by providing shelving in unexpected places, such as the end of a hallway, the garage or under the stairs, you will go a long way toward impressing them.
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