8 Ways to Make Your Home Appear More Valuable to Buyers
Imagine walking into a five-star hotel and looking around. Every single item seems to be individually picked out and perfectly placed, right? We all want our homes to look more expensive and put together than the actual amount of money or effort we put into it.
Achieve a high end look without blowing your budget. From a few small investments to some strategic styling, these 8 easy tips will turn your envisioned dream home into a reality that will stun your potential buyers!
If your walls are bare, consider adding molding to the ceiling, baseboard, or cabinets. Adding these finishing touches to your home looks both elegant and traditional. Specially in Evergreen neighborhoods with newer construction like Hiwan, the Ridge and the Promontory. Architectural details such as crown molding are most associated with upscale homes and despite this perception, you can actually install molding for very low costs. Molding will benefit large rooms because of their highly decorative styles whereas smaller rooms will benefit most from simpler styling.
Raise the Roof
If you can’t literally raise the roof, consider raising your window treatments. When most people think of expensive homes they think of grand rooms with tall ceilings. One way to make your ceilings seem taller, without tearing out any floors or ceilings, is to raise your curtains closer to the ceiling so they appear longer which makes the ceiling seem higher.
Fake It While You Bake It
Update the backsplash in your kitchen with 3D gel-like tiles that you can peel off and stick on the wall. This will look like you installed a custom backsplash in your kitchen, when actually you just slapped some tiles on the wall for a lot less money. This would be very effective in neighborhoods like Hiwan Hills or Hiwan Village as well as Wah Keeney or Greenwood.
Make an Entrance
The entryway is the first thing your potential buyers will see as they walk inside your home. Add some style and decor with a few flowers, classy lighting fixtures, and a mirror or two. Having fresh flowers on display as soon as you walk through the door will surely boost your guest's mood and make them feel welcomed.
Don’t Lose Your Marbles
If you love high-end materials like marble and polished brass you may know it’s pretty expensive for all-marble counters in the kitchen, so why not bring those materials into your space by using them on smaller pieces or decor? Decorate your home with a table lamp with a marble base or even a side table.
Go For The Gold
Metals always scream luxury. There are plenty of inexpensive brass and gold decor accessories that will help make your space look more expensive. It can even be as simple as replacing the hardware on kitchen cabinets, door knobs, lighting fixtures, or wall accents. But don't cross the line into a time warp back to 1990 when the Ridge in Hiwan was developed and everything was brass! In fact one of my best tips to update a home in North Evergreen is to "de-brass" it by updating the door handles, hinges plumbing fixtures and fireplace surrounds to oil rubbed bronze.
Work That Artwork
Art is a great way to give your space a luxurious and unique feel. Create a gallery wall with several smaller framed pieces of art or go for a big piece that will take over the entire space for an even more expensive look. None make a statement more Evergreen than Linda Israel's classic bear paintings! See more on her fine art web site: https://www.lindaisraelart.com/
Dim The Lights
Adding a dimmer on every light switch can make any room feel luxurious. By adjusting the light you can change the mood to cozy, romantic, relaxing, or whatever you’re in the mood for. Although this seems small, buyers will love this added touch to your home! That said, I encourage most of my seller clients to turn every light on in the home for every showing. Of course, every home is different and even the sun exposure can dramatically effect the way a mountain home shows. However, dimmers cast a hue that might make it easier to fall in love. And that's what we want to have happen!