Your house is on the market and you’d like to speed up the process. Need a quick, easy, and, more importantly, affordable house upgrade before the sale? No worries – stay tuned as we’re taking a look at some of the best budget-friendly ways to give your home a stylish boost and increase its value. From finer finishes to fresh paint and just the right amount of dazzle, there’s a lot you can do when parting ways with your home.
A New Backsplash
The gems of the sea have taken over not only the fashion world, but have also left their mark on interior design. 2020 brings with the widest range of pearly finishes with mother of pearl radiance on top of the trends. One of the easiest ways to transform the look of your kitchen or bathroom is with new finishes that don’t break your budget. Opt for that unique glow only your pearl rings could offer with a brand new backsplash, meant to elevate you home’s glow: mother of pearl. The results: mesmerizing iridescence from every angle – the perfect way to upgrade your house’s appeal without too much effort or a generous budget.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
There’s nothing quite like the look and feel of fresh paint when it comes to making your house look neater, cleaner and simply better. When preparing for a sale, take the safe, trusted route and go for wall paint in classic or neutral colors like shades of white or grey, with an optional statement wall if so desired (think wallpaper or a dark accent wall). Extra tip: make sure to schedule your paint job at least a week before potential buyers see the house, to make sure your space is all dry and not overloaded with the smell of paint. And since you’ve already got the paints and the rollers, why not give your old and sad cupboards a new coat as well? Paint is a sure way to elevate the look of old furniture past its time, and potential buyers will definitely be more tempted to purchase a home that looks and feels fresh.
Changing all the doors in your house is surely an investment. But if your doors are looking a little tired and would definitely benefit from a little upgrade, then new doorknobs is the way to go. Opt for sleek, minimalist doorknobs if you want to give your home a more modern look. Avoid going for statement doorknobs in opulent designs or ultra-lustrous finishes and keep versatility and appealing to a larger clientele in mind. If you are still not happy with the way your doors are looking once you’ve got your new doorknobs in place, then give our previously-mentioned tip a try and apply a fresh coat of paint to restore the neatness of your doors.
A Groomed Landscape
One of the main things that puts clients off when shopping for a new home is an unsightly lawn. But fact is, this problem has a very simple (and affordable) solution. An impeccable lawn, paired up with an equally appealing backyard is a sure way to get people interested in purchasing your home. Start with a fresh trim – the only thing it will cost you is a bit of time. Next, figure out the main areas in your outdoor space that could benefit from a little help – whether that is fixing your fence or adding a few new plants and greenery here and there. When you are selling your home, you are in the business of selling a dream – that white picket fence one, so make sure you are giving potential clients the closest version of that possible.
Fact is, lighting trends are everchanging – and sometimes, it’s hard to keep up. If your lamps are looking rather dated – or rusted, or both – then it is time for an upgrade. Add warmth and texture to your home with the right kind of lighting. Whether you opt for a statement raffia hanging light, a floor lamp in a minimalist design or new lights over your dining space, the results will surely be transformative. Opt for neutral colors that can easily match the furniture of the potential buyer, while keeping timeless appeal and versatility in mind.
And there you have it: 5 easy ways to upgrade your space before a home sale. Before all, make sure you identify your home’s problem areas – whether indoors or outdoors – and try to address those. If the budget allows it, continue by making your home more welcoming once the issues are solved. Our top tips: use throws, pillows and texture to elevate comfort levels, focus on not only the visuals, but on all the senses (by adding an essential oil diffuser in your entryway) and create visual points of interest with unique décor.