The entrance or the main door is where the first impression of the interior is created. Here you have the opportunity to make a big statement in a small area.
- Repaint the entry using light, neutral colors.
- Move a prized antique or attractive furnishing to the entry, where it will have maximum impact.
- Apply a fresh coat of polyurethane to a wood floor.
- Tile or linoleum flooring should shine.
- Replace plastic switch plate covers with brass or porcelain.
- A new hall light fixture can make a great impression.
- Make sure the room is well lit
Make sure that you will give a good impression to your real estate buyers by following the above recommendations.
The living room is an area we do very little living in yet it is a major selling point of a house. Buyers look for elegant and impressive living rooms to make the right statements to their friends and relatives.
- Use mirrors whenever possible to enhance the perception of size. The strategic placement of a mirror over a mantle or across from a window can make a room look brighter and larger.
- Use inexpensive freestanding accent lights to create dramatic visual effects behind large plants or pieces or furniture.
- Professionally clean wall-to-wall carpet or large area rugs. Sand and refinish stained hardwood floors.
- Clean windows and light fixtures.
- Make sure all cosmetic plastic cracks are repaired. (This applies to every room in the house.)
- Use lemon oil on hardwood furniture to create the right look and aroma.
- Liberal use of fresh flowers and plants will enhance the environment.
Through the buyer’s Eyes
- Are your carpets clean and in good condition?
- Do your carpets need stretching?
- Are there any pet or smoking odors?
- Do your walls have any cracks or holes?
- Do your walls need painting?
- What about that wallpaper?
- Do your ceilings have any water stains, cracks or peeling?
- Do your ceilings need painting?