Remember the first time you saw the home you’re now selling—it probably wasn’t perfect, but it was a place where you could see yourself living and loving. And now that it’s time to move on, it’s up to you to provide that feeling of excitement all over again. Fortunately, selling doesn’t have to mean spending serious money. Sometimes, quick and affordable changes can have the impact needed to help your home stand out.
Unlock Value with Your Front Door
First impressions count. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to make a statement when it comes to upgrading your home’s curb appeal. Sometimes, all you need is a new front door to be the star of the show. And if purchasing a new door is out of budget or unnecessary for selling your home, then simply refinishing, updating hardware, and adding house numbers that compliment your home’s style can go a long way in catching a buyer’s eye.
Incorporate Behr’s 2021 Color of the Year
Interested in making the color palette of your home in today’s taste? Of course you are. Here’s a tip…Behr just named Canyon Dusk, a warm and cozy beige, as 2021’s color of the year!
According to Sarah Fishburne, director of trend and design at The Home Depot, this color can play in any style of home. “It’s all about how you pair it with other colors,” says Fishburne.
Add Pattern and Texture with Rugs
Seriously. Unrolling one unique rug can change a space in an instant. Just the color can turn a stuffy and traditional room into a modern and vibrant one. Or if color isn’t what you’re looking for, try a neutral rug with textures and patterns to add a layered look.
Believe it or not, an eye-catching garage door will help you sell your home. Why? Because an old or damaged garage door immediately raises red flags for potential buyers. Even if the damages are purely cosmetic, they can leave buyers wondering what else you haven’t cared for in your home. In fact, a project with the biggest return on investment nationwide is replacing a standard garage door with an upscale model.
Home is Where the Plants Are
When home buyers are scrolling through listings online, plants not only look beautiful, they also help demonstrate a sense of scale. For example, a tall floor plant can give potential buyers a sense of ceiling height (something extremely hard to capture in photos). They also work wonders for filling those empty spaces created when depersonalizing your home to sell. Instead of family pictures or kid’s drawings, simply add a succulent!
If you or someone you know has a home on the market or are thinking of selling, contact Ooh La La Home Staging to transform any empty house into a buyer’s dream home.