When buying a new home, people pay attention to aesthetics as much as they do to functionality and quality. That’s why, if you are considering selling your property, you should take a good look around your home and identify all the things that need some touching up.
Now, while you may think that treating your home to a bit of luxury will cost you an arm and a leg, do know that it doesn’t have to be the case. Here are the easiest ways you can give your property a facelift, without breaking the bank.
Boost the curb appeal
Before we start, do know that it only takes only about seven seconds to form the first impression. This is important because it means that people approaching to inspect your property will form an impression of it before they even step over your threshold. That’s why paying attention solely to your interior just won’t be enough. Instead, you should make sure that your exterior is equally as appealing. So, make sure that your exterior paint looks fresh and appealing, keep your lawn looking beautiful and well-maintained at all times and even plant some nice native flowering plants to boost the design. Also, make sure that your driveway and pathway are not cracked or stained because those can seriously hinder the look of your property.
Install a luxurious feature in your backyard
Aside from your curb appeal, you should also make your backyard look and feel luxurious. The easiest way to achieve this is to, of course, make sure that you maintain it on a regular basis but also to install a luxurious feature in your backyard. For instance, consider installing an outdoor luxury spa in your backyard. Such a feature will instantly elevate the look of your backyard, it will provide you – or anyone living in the house – with a great place for some invaluable “me time” and it’s much easier to maintain than a swimming pool but it offers almost the same level of comfort and luxury.
Take care of the interior
When redecorating with an intent to sell, do know that there are two indoor rooms that hold the most value. These are the kitchen and the bathroom. The reason behind the fact that these two are held so important is the fact that they are the most expensive rooms to renovate. So, here’s what you can do to boost their design.
First, repaint the kitchen in some modern hue. The Pantone color of the year 2019 makes an excellent choice since warm hues work great in the kitchen area. Next, take care of the kitchen cabinets – either replace them or treat them with a fresh coat of paint as well, to give them a new shine. Finally, replace the current backsplash to give your kitchen a clean, fresh look.
When it comes to the bathroom, replace the old bathroom fixtures with new, modern-looking alternatives, such as a freestanding stone bathtub, a wall-mounted toilet, dual showerhead and an undermount sink. Furthermore, re-grout both wall and floor tiles to make them look fresh and clean. Finally, replace your old bathroom fixtures with new ones. For some added pizzazz, go for matte finishes as they are currently super trendy.
Implement green solutions wherever possible
Finally, since the green movement is still gaining so much traction, use it to your advantage. Wherever possible, implement the latest green technology and solutions to your home design, not only to make it more appealing to prospective buyers but also to give your contribution to preserving our planet and reduce your property’s carbon footprint.
These were, of course, just some of the solutions you can implement in your property to make it more appealing. What it all boils down to is being able to put together a functional, luxurious design that will boost your property on the market and attract prospective buyers. If you manage to achieve that the property will basically sell itself.
About the author:
Chloe is a graduated journalist from Adelaide and a regular contributor to Smooth Decorator. She loves everything related to decor, aesthetic and lifestyle topics. She is also passionate about photography. Her biggest dream is to travel the whole world and take some stunning photographs of beautiful places. Beside all this, she enjoys drinking coffee and reading a beautiful book from time to time.