The thought of selling a home can seem exhausting and stressful. Whether it’s a home you have spent the majority of your life in, or a starter home you’re just ready to move on from, the process can actually be rewarding and exciting. Many homeowners are conflicted about updating a home they’ll soon be leaving, but try to keep an open mind. The questions over whether throwing more money into a property just to sell it are valid and understandable. The truth is, even minor design refresh can be the difference between a fast sale or your home sitting on the market for far too long.
Technology is at our fingertips, and home buyers are in the house hunting zone. They are being bombarded with pictures and videos of updated homes featuring all the latest trends. As a seller, utilize all these resources to find what they could be looking for. Leaving your home stagnant on the market is not what you want, and using current trends could be just what you need to help sell your home much quicker.
As important as upgrading your home can be, that doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands and remodel your entire kitchen. Think on a smaller scale, adding some crisp white paint over those old dated wood cabinets can be a huge, simple improvement, while making your kitchen feel larger and more open. Or even something as easy as adding in a nice backsplash could really be the eye grabber.
GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
It’s easy to be attached to those old mauve bathroom tiles you’ve had for decades, or to feel stuck in your own design preferences. This is an opportunity to go against what you would want for yourself and think about the current consumer. Maybe the subway tile look isn’t for you and you don’t understand all the rage. That’s okay, but the truth is, its a huge trend popularized by the modern farmhouse craze and it just might be the look your future home buyer is searching for.
Removing those old glass sliders over the bathtub or opting for a fun on-trend shower curtain can easily spice up a bathroom and allow for more convenience getting in and out. Explore the idea of getting rid of that plain borderless bathroom mirror for something a little different than the norm. Switch out the old blinding lights for something a little less bulky and a little more simple. Even stenciled floor tiles can be a bold statement that completely transform an old dull bathroom to something much more appealing and updated.
There are so many things, besides the obvious paint, that you can do to the walls of your home for a quick update. You can’t turn on the TV these days without hearing the word shiplap. Think of putting an accent wall in your home to really grab the buyers attention. Shiplap is a great way to achieve a layered texture while still appearing clean and trendy. Even something as easy as creating a gallery wall with pictures and decor can really give people an idea of what they can do with the space. And don’t underestimate the power of wallpaper. This is a trend that is swiftly coming back into the picture with so many companies now creating easy to use paper you can apply yourself!
If new flooring isn’t something you can swing, think of making what you have as aesthetically pleasing to the eye as possible. Rugs are a great way to add a little fun and even a little comfort into many living spaces. Jute rugs are a great trend right now that allow for durability as well as a neutral color pallet that won’t take away from the interior home design.
A few minor interior updates in your home can really help it sell. Your buyer is out there, take some time to peruse pinterest or watch HGTV and get inspired! Any great realtor will help educate you on the kinds of upgrades needed for your specific home. Speak to them, know your audience, and take that plunge to get your home sold quickly for the most money possible. You won’t regret it.
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