Staging a home can make a huge difference when you are trying to sell it. Since home design and style are unique for everyone, it's important to follow a minimalistic approach so others can envision recreating the space they will be moving into.
1. Paint walls
Paint your walls a neutral color. Stick with warm light browns and off-whites. Try not to paint every room in the house the same color…mix it up a little!
2. Clean or replace floors
If you have hardwood floors, try to have them refinished. If refinishing them seems too pricey and they are in poor shape, paint them a solid neutral color with a high gloss finish. If you have carpet, schedule a time to have it cleaned.
3. Give your kitchen a face-lift
Refinish or paint kitchen cabinet doors if needed. Don’t forget to replace the doors’ hardware to give it a finished and newer look. Also, replace kitchen and bathroom countertops. Granite is popular, but if it does not fit into your budget then go with granite tile, concrete, or even porcelain tile.
4. Give your bathroom a face-lift
Simply replace bathroom fixtures with shiny new pieces. Replace your bathroom mat, shower liner, and shower curtain so there are no signs of mildew or dirt visible.
5. Pay attention to the small details
Hang new window treatments and lay new bedding. Update them with solid neutral-colored fabrics.
6. Tackle those small weekend projects
Patch holes in walls, replace cracked floors and countertops, and re-caulk bathtubs, showers, and sinks. Another great way to give your house a new look is by renting a pressure washer and spraying down sidewalks and exterior siding. You can also plant flowers or shrubs for an attractive curb appeal.
7. Store and declutter any excess furniture, toys, etc.
Pack away all unnecessary objects and home decor that might make any room in your house look cluttered or cramped. If you are moving, go ahead and pack any seasonal items or clothes that you know you won't be using in the near future.
8. Lastly, always give your home a major deep clean.
It's amazing what a difference a clean home can make when buyers are interested in purchasing. Read our "How to Keep a Clean Home" blog for a detailed list that will help you prepare months in advance.
Prepare your home to sell fast by storing your extra belongings at STORExpress Self-Storage. Cheap storage solutions can speed up the selling process and greatly help the appearance of your home. Entice a buyer’s interest in your home by removing extra furniture and creating more space.