12 Tips To Transform Your Home, Upgrade Its Value & Add Personality
How To Improve The Looks Of Your Home Before Listing It With a Maricopa Realtor
Before you list your home with a Maricopa realtor, you should take some time to get it ready for sale. Of course, you’ll need to clean it from floor to ceiling, as well as get rid of all clutter. You want the home to look open, clean, and inviting. If anything needs to be repaired, now is the time to do that also.
You should also consider making a few upgrades to your home to improve its look. You don’t have to commit to a major remodel, but making a few tweaks here and there can go a long way to helping you sell your home more quickly and for more money. Here are 12 things you can do to make your home look more stylish and to improve its value:
Add Window Treatments
Window treatments can transform the look of a room. The right window treatments can make a wall and ceiling look taller, which can make the whole room look bigger. Opt for floor-to-ceiling curtains to make the most impact. Avoid plastic blinds, which can make the room (and the house) look cheaper.
A transom window is a small window that is usually placed over a door way. Adding transom windows to the exterior doorways of your home can make the space look taller, which will make the ceiling look taller and the room appear bigger. More light in a room also makes the space look bigger, and transom windows help more light into the room.
Create a Feature Wall
Feature walls can add style and personality to a home. Consider transforming a big, white wall by adding paneling that looks like brick or wood boards, doing a pallet wall, adding wainscotting, or adding board and batten.
Decorate With Large Rugs
Large rugs help to define areas of space within the home, such as a sitting area in your living room, the area for the bed in your bedroom, and so on. Large rugs can enhance the style of any room. Plus, they can hide any imperfections on the floors (or just protect the floors from damage from foot traffic and sunlight).
Change The Light Fixtures
Potential homebuyers are going to see a lot of the same elements when they tour homes. Make yours stand out by changing some of the common elements, such as light fixtures. Get rid of any builder-grade fixtures and put in stylish and elegant fixtures in each room. It’s a small change that can have a big impact.
Paint Or Change The Trim
Standard trim can easily be repainted or updated. You can paint trim white to make the room appear more open. You can also change it out with flat boards to make the room appear more streamlined and sophisticated.
Update The Doors & Handles
Doors and handles tend to be completely overlooked by homeowners unless they are not working. Updating them can greatly enhance the style of your home, which will attract notice with potential buyers.
Faucets: Enhance Your Bathrooms & Kitchen
Similarly, the faucets in your home are likely basic, builder-grade options. You can make your kitchen and bathrooms look more sophisticated just by changing out the faucets to include more stylish options or those with nicer finishes.
Upgrade The Kitchen Cabinets
If you want to make an even bigger impact, you can upgrade your kitchen cabinets, which have the biggest impact on the look of the kitchen. A variety of options and colors are available to create any look you want for your kitchen, from trendy and modern to traditional and sophisticated.
Renovate The Floors
One of the first things potential buyers will look at when they enter your home is the floor. You can make a great impression by upgrading your floors with some nice hardwoods or even some tile. Choose options that are low-maintenance and that still look great.
Paint The Exterior Of Your Home
You can give your home a whole facelift just by giving it a fresh coat of paint. Consider choosing a color that will help it stand out, such as a deep, bold blue or gray or a brighter yellow or light green. Take the style of the home and the neighborhood into consideration when choosing. Select a color that will be appropriate but that will also defy expectations.
Add Unique Outdoor House Features
Imagine what your home would look like with new cedar wood slat siding. Or with a tiled entryway. Add some unique exterior elements to enhance the beauty of the home while also helping it to stand out.
Not sure how to choose for your home? Or not sure which of these options would make the biggest impact on your home? Talk with your Maricopa real estate agent about the best choices to help your home sell quickly and for the best price.
Sell Your Property With Professional Real Estate Agents In Maricopa
The realtors at the Maricopa Real Estate Company are ready to help you get your home ready for sale. Our experienced agents have been helping people buy and sell homes in the Maricopa area for many years, and they can help you sell your home for a competitive price. They are full-service professionals who are committed to helping you have the best selling process possible. Contact us in Maricopa today to schedule a consultation with a real estate broker and learn more.
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
21300 N John Wayne Pkwy Suite 101
Maricopa, AZ 85139