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Staging Your Home and Curb Appeal 2.0

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015

This blog is more in depth about staging and curb appeal. Also, time and budget is not in mind! You can refer to my budget and time friendly blog “Tips for a Curb Appealing Home” (http://debraburgessrealty.com/10-tips-curb-appealing-home/)

In this blog, I will be talking about painting, decorating, fireplaces and more! I know this is a bit long, hopefully you will find a topic that applies to your home.

PAINTING

To give your kitchen a crisp, clean look; you want to replace your cabinet doors and drawers. Then paint everything to match and add hardware. If you do not want to buy a new dishwasher, I suggest checking with your manufacturer to see if you can get a new front panel for your model. There is an alternative, laminate paper can be used to re-cover the existing panel.

Bathrooms are a huge part in selling a house. A low-cost alternative to replacing the tile is to use paint. You need to buy a high-adhesion primer and a ceramic epoxy covering. DO NOT forget to clean your tile before applying any chemical! After you have cleaned the floor, coat the tiles with the primer. Next, brush on the covering. This alternative is a fraction of the cost of new tiles. You will have an up-to-date bathroom that will bring in the big money.

DECORATING

Always remember, if you have the right mix/variety of accessories can make a room more inviting. Odd number accessories are eye-pleasing, especially the number three. For example, placing three vases in a triangle rather than a straight row. Make sure you keep the scale in mind, in a group of accessories you want various height and width. Keep the tallest in the back and the smaller ones up front. For a dramatic look, consider grouping accessories by color, shape, texture and design.

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SMALL TO BIG

To make a small room look bigger, paint the small room the same color as the adjacent room. If you have two small rooms, you want a seamless look which will make both rooms feel like a big space. Another trick, if you want the illusion of more space, paint the walls the same color as your drapery.

If you have a lot of  windows, bring nature into the room by painting the walls a soft green.

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FIREPLACE

If you have an overpowering fireplace, here are a few ways to tone down the brick.

Again, using a rag or brush to rub a light coat of paint on the bricks. You will need to do each brick one at a time! By doing this, the paint will give your fireplace a new tone, without covering all of the brick. If you decide to use a paint that matches your wall color, your fireplace will go from sticking out to standing out!

Updating an old fireplace screen is a quick and budget friendly fix! After removing the screen, you will need to wipe it down getting rid of all the ash and dust. Cover windows so you will not get paint on them. You will need to use a can of heat-resistance spray paint. Hold the can about a foot and a half away from the screen. Make long, even strokes. Now, you have  “new” screen that is sure to up the finishing touches on your fireplace.

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FOUNDATION

Sometimes the simplest things has a huge impact on buyers. Re-facing foundation will significantly improve your curb appeal. If you have a concrete foundation, you can add a little pizazz by simply covering the concrete with brick or stone. Just cover the plain, boring foundation with something new and attractive to instantly improve curb appeal.

 

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WINDOWS

Replacing window screens will instantly improve how your house looks from the front. You should never allow screens to fall apart. Keeping windows in great shape adds value to your home. Having screens that are attractive will also help make your home look more well-kept and valuable. Screens are inexpensive and if the damage is minimal, you can repair screens instead of replacing the entire window. But, if it is time to upgrade the entire window, I suggest doing so. Energy efficient windows are the way to go!

 

Be sure to look at my other blogs! Thank you for your time.

 

 

 

 

 

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