Buying a home is more often than not much of an emotional decision. The
location, size, surrounding homes and age are very significant factors
that set the base price of a property, but a superior design and
feeling of the interiors can push it up significantly. By getting the
potential buyers emotionally attached, you can get them to compete with
each other and achieve what you've set yourself up to - sell your home
faster and for more.
Buying a home is more often than not much of an emotional decision. The location, size, surrounding homes and age are very significant factors that set the base price of a property, but a superior design and feeling of the interiors can push it up significantly. By getting the potential buyers emotionally attached, you can get them to compete with each other and achieve what you've set yourself up to - sell your home faster and for more.
There are several things you may do to improve your interiors. Apart from the obvious mechanical fixes and getting new floors there are many little tricks that can dramatically affect not only the perception of your property, but which can make living in there better - whether for the next buyers, or yourself.
Choose a good color - The color of the interior has a massive impact on the mood of visitors and family, and you should use it to your advantage. Pick more vibrant and warm colors such as red for areas where you'd like to feel more energetic, such as the living room. In general, cool blues and greens provide a more restful tone and yellows fit well in kitchen areas with as they bring a bright and cheery feeling. White, in the other hand, will always make a room appear larger, very suitable for lighting up dark hallways. Don't be affraid to use accent colors, which in combination with lights can produce magnificent results.
Bookshelf makeover? - Do the cover colors of your books distrupt the appearance of the room? Consider trying custom made book covers, which match the color theme of their surroundings. It doens't have to be one color, try experimenting with "rainbows" or develop your own color code system. It can be practical as well in the future!
Add accent lighting - This alone can do magic. Your area lighting will change the appearance of the colors you choose. Daylight, florescent, track lighting or incandescent lighting all give different shades of colors. If you're not scared to go a bit over the budget, you might want to look up different systems which can continuously change the intensity and colors based on the weather outside. The options are limitless and it can make your home truly special.
Eliminate clutter - Does your home look like a warehouse? If it isn't far from the truth, a major cleanup is the first thing you want to do. Use storage boxes and try to sell things you don't need. Don't forget to check our previous tips on how to eliminate clutter from your house.
Neutral styling - If you want to sell your house for more, opt for a neutral but pleasant feeling. Someone likes antique furniture, some might seek the super modern route, but your best bet is definitely to make it appeal universally.
Mirrors and glasses - Both help a great deal in making an area appear up to 170% larger than it's real size. Glass walls and mirrors bring extra light, which can make the home look even cozier and fresh.
Hide those old appliances - if you have things in your house that could be mistaken as a museum piece, buying new ones isn't the only mean. You can redecorate them at least so they don't distupt. You have many options - refridgerators could get a new veneer panel or at least a paint. You can get all you need in most of big discount home improvement stores.
And that's not nearly all of it. Use your imagination - it will not only help you get a better price for your home in the end, but also a lot of new ideas for the next one as well.
Toronto realtor Julie Kinnear has been helping people sell and buy their homes for the last 13 years. She is known for her added value service and can help you with many tips in regards to improving your household, saving money and recycling. To find out more about her and her team, visit the fabulous website full of neighbourhood specific reviews, interesting stories and many tips - http://www.juliekinnear.com