Making the Most of Your Home With Decor

If there are things about your current home that you have never liked or have wanted to change, now may be your time. Since your ultimate goal is to sell the home when the market turns, you may want to consider improving areas of your home that will be a good investment for resale purposes. For example, most experts recommend putting any available improvement dollars into the kitchen or the bathrooms.

You may not be able to afford top of the line granite counter tops, but you may be able to update your kitchen to make it more appealing to a potential buyer. Does your home have a lot of wallpaper that has been there for several years? You may want to consider removing the wallpaper, preparing the walls, and adding a fresh coat of paint.

Sometimes fresh paint can provide a refreshing new look to an otherwise outdated looking room. Also, instead of painting the room basic white or off white, you may want to consider a shade that works with your decor. In the past few years, the use of color in home decorating has become very popular.

What about your flooring? If your carpet is more than a few years old and subject to heavy traffic, you may want to consider replacing it. Again, new carpet and fresh paint can provide a refreshing look to a potential buyer and may be enough to set your house apart from the competition. The key in a slow real estate market is attracting people to look at your house, with so many homes on the market to choose from getting your house noticed will help you to sell it more quickly.

If you are pressed for space in your current home, you may want to consider what you can get rid of and how to rearrange things to maximize your space. Do you have items you are no longer using that could be sold on eBay or donated to charity? Do you have a lot of items that could be stored?

It may be worth the time and expense to find a storage unit to rent, in order to free up some much needed space in your home. With your new found space you would be surprise how just a little touch can make a big difference. Good luck with all of your home improvement projects, they can be time consuming and costly, but in most cases well worth the investment.

Buying a New Home? Don’t Forget to Check Out the Bathroom

Increase Value of Your House by Upgrading Your Bathroom and Kitchen

Is it time to sell your home? Whether flipping a house or trying to get a good price before a move, there are a few ways to gain value through a kitchen or bathroom refurbishment. Outdated kitchen and the bathroom styles are the quickest way to make a house feel older and more rundown. Here are a few ideas to get you started on your renovations.

Custom design

A made to order design makes the most sense when trying to get the most money for your home. Bespoke bathrooms are noticeable and make a difference in price. A real estate agent or home buyer will be able to tell if tiling and fixtures were simply placed in the space or made for the space. Avoid outrageous designs that might make classic homebuyers feel uncomfortable. You never want a space to only appeal to a particular type of style. Exquisite stonework with classics such as natural stone, granite, slate, and travertine are always a good idea.

Flooring

Flooring is important in a bathroom and linoleum is out. Linoleum in the bathroom or kitchen can make an entire house seem outdated, ugly and dirty. Hard wood can take a real beating in these spaces and look old and worn quickly, even after refurbishing it. The best idea is to put down ceramic or porcelain tiles or natural stone flooring instead. These will sustain heavy amounts of foot traffic, clean well, and always look nice. They appeal to a modern home design and can go with almost anything a home buyer may want to decorate with.

Bathtub

Bathrooms can be purely conventional, or they can be home spas and relaxation areas. One way to create a more elegant and expensive feel is to create a separate bathtub and wetroom. A spa tub can be a place to relax and separate from the conventional use of a shower. Travertine or marble make great custom tiling jobs for a bespoke bathroom bathtub. Mosaic tiles work well to add a decorative flair to the wetroom wall. IF the home buyer finds your space relaxing, they will feel excited about buying it. Make the bathroom, especially the master bathroom, somewhere they want to be.

Kitchen Counter Tops

Just like with the floors, linoleum is out. A granite kitchen worktop is your best bet. It looks nice and is extremely practical. Choose a neutral color that can go with any style your home buyer may have. Make sure it matches the cabinets, hardware, and floor. Replace old cupboard hardware to match your new counters. The kitchen is the most-used room in the house. Make as modern, comfortable, and conventional as possible.

Selling your home can be an overwhelming process. Start with these tips in the bathroom and kitchen to increase the value of your home. You can always add some of your own personal flair and ideas. With the right plans, rocks, and fixtures, you can easily gain the most for your dollar.