If becoming a homeowner is a huge milestone in anyone’s life, selling one’s home is another important moment that marks the end of a personal era. Apart from needing to deal with the emotional impact that selling your home can have, you also have to stage it in such a way that it becomes more attractive on the market and sells for a higher price. However, you don’t necessarily need to resort to a home staging company that more often than not will have you burning through your savings. Instead here are four budget-friendly home staging ideas that you can implement by yourself:
1. Emphasize and Amplify the Space
There’s nothing more off-putting for a potential homeowner than to feel they are buying a crammed, airless home. So make sure you are making good use of the space you have by highlighting it properly and enhancing the feeling of spaciousness by adding some mirrors. As long as you strategically place these mirrors near windows, be sure that those darker corners will light up and the room will appear larger. A set of mirrors comes at a small price to pay and can be found in any DIY or discount stores.
2. Remove Yourself from Your Home
When prospecting the market for a home to buy, people generally want to see houses and apartments that allow them to envision themselves living there. And this is certainly not a possibility when they see countless framed photos of you and your family on the mantelpiece. Consider putting these personal photos aside during the home selling process and replacing them with canvas artworks. There are many options to choose from, from landscapes to cityscapes and modern shapes – the stylistic choice is entirely up to you.
3. Make Your Bathroom Feel Like a Spa
That’s right. Your run-of-the-mill bathroom with overwashed towels and one too many bath products can look as glamorous and neat as a spa, with just a few adjustments. Get rid of the clutter and replace your towels with white ones, that you can roll up for added charm. Replace your old soap with a fancier one, bring in some scented candles and there you go – your bathroom now looks and smells just like a spa.
4. Add Small Decorative Touches
Remember how wonderfully appealing the homes from magazines are? However, you just can’t put your finger on what makes them so charming. You’d be surprised to know that it’s precisely the decorative, little things that give you that feeling of coziness. Add a few plants wherever you can, place some colorful flower vases atop of tables and fill a shelf or two with books. To this end, you can simply pay a visit to your craft store and go with your impulses. Ultimately, it’s touches like these that go a long way and make a potential new home owner pay just a little more.
After you’ve implemented these home staging tips, all you need to do is browse the web for real estate agents that will take stunning photos of your property, advertise it and bring in just the right people at viewings. The rest will just happen naturally.