Whether you’ve just bought a house or planning to remodel it, it is essential that you look at the steps required to make it look inviting, spacious, and clean. It would be wise to plan your costs and ensure they are well in tune with the value of your house. Going overboard may decrease your profits if you’re planning to sell it.
As an experienced Penticton real estate agent, and having dealt with various homes and their remodeling, I would like to share my expertise on how you can increase the value of your home through these tips and techniques. The following tips will not only make your home look pristine for an open house or a lovely family occasion, but also liven it up with little easy-to-do ideas.
Increasing Exterior Aesthetics and Appeal
First, it is paramount that the exterior of your home is presented in a way that makes it look fresh and new. For instance, a fresh coat of paint, to match your architectural style canhide unnecessary defectssuch as chips or cracks or two-toned shades due to the weather. You can add additional accents such as new shingles on your roof or decorative trims to make it look eye-catching.
Another way is to add a texture to the exterior by adding a brick, wood, marble or stone wall to one section, which makes your home stand out. A change in the size of your windows can help attract more light into your home and brightens it up naturally. While you do this, make sure the windows and shutters match the exterior and are all updated and in working condition.
Enhancing Curb Appeal with Minor Details
You can add color by placing plants in different sized pots on the doorway, porch or deck to create a vibrant green accent. Evergreen plants or shrubs placed against your home walls can give it more appeal. Exterior lights to illuminate a nicely trimmed lawn or the front doorway or garage can help guide visitors to the home and add richness to its style.
Your entryway is just as important and can be enhanced by updating the driveway, by repairing broken paving stones or bricks, improving the landscape and painting the concrete. The front door can be given a fresh coat of paint or replaced with a more modern look with metal, steel atrium, pivot, glass, or wood and steel doors.
You can enhance the doorway further with an antique or modern door knocker. A beautiful lantern at the entrance, a nice rug, or small details such as a nook or a classic pair of chairs on the porch or deck, give it a warm appeal.
Improving Interior Aesthetics and Design Appeal
Softening the color of your wall can make rooms look warmer and inviting, especially if they are smaller in size. You must avoid cramping your rooms with a lot of furniture, so make sure that you have only a few pieces, and mirrors to reflect light and give your home an illusion of bigger space. Darker colorsmake the room feel small and enclosed, which reduces the overall appeal of the house.
Try mixing and matching your furniture with the old and new, as it adds character to the room. Mixing patterns and textures on your furniture to add a bit of color such as rugs, cushions, and pillowsgive your home an ethereal feel. Add paintings which also stand out against the light walls and make your home look chic and stylish.
Accessorizing your Indoorsto Accentuate the Overall Feel
You probably have items lying around your house that can be used to liven up your bookshelf, tea carts or that coffee table in your living area. Make sure you use various forms of textures such as wood, metal or glass, by using different books, trays, ornaments, candles, and antique items etc. Add plants to your living space as they not only add an element of beauty but also keep the air clean by absorbing pollutants.
Make sure your bathrooms are stocked with fresh towels and your faucets, showerheads, lights, soap dishesand towel bars are spic and span and updated to match modern or antique looks. Add a freestanding tub as it gives that modern Victorian feel and makes it look a class apart from usual bathrooms.
Your kitchen is meant to be warm and inviting, so it must flow with the overall look and feel of the house. Yourcabinetscan be updated with a fresh coat of paint and knobs changed to match the appliances. The faucetsand cookware should not be a mismatch and be updated with your home’s living space. You can add a hanging pot rackwhich looks quite elegant and givesyou more cupboard space to store additional items.
To wrap it up
These handy tips give a modern look to match the rest of your home and add to its appeal.