Preparing your home for sale for some can be a massive task. Take the stress out of selling with 5 simple renovation tips and tricks to help make preparing your home just that bit easier.
1. A fresh coat of paint
Don’t want to take on a full renovation? Paint is one of the cheapest and quickest ways to makeover and transform any room. Give your drab, outdated walls a burst of freshness and wash away your decorating sins with a fresh coat. When it comes to painting your house; try to stick to neutral colours like white as this will make rooms seem larger and give a fresh and clean finish.
2. Rearrange your furniture
Rearranging and reconfiguring your furniture is a simple yet effective way to completely change the feel and layout of your room. The right Feng Shui in a room can completely change how the flow works. Some tips for planning out a living room could involve:
– Face your sofa towards the focal point
– Avoid overcrowding.
– Add in greenery to freshen up your space.
– Add in a mirror to bounce light and make the space feel larger.
– Try and chose art that fits the size of your walls appropriately and matches your furnishings.
– Let in as much light as possible.
3. Lighting is key
The correct lighting is important when it comes to renovating your home because it improves the mood. Lighting creates a warm and bright ambiance as opposed to gloomy and unattractive spaces. Insufficient lighting will make family members and friends avoid these areas and also has the effect of making a room feel cramped.
White lighting is best suited to rooms such as living, dining, or bedrooms as it gives off a warm and inviting feeling. Rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms suit lights with more of a yellow tone to them, warm-toned lights also work well in floor lamps as it makes the environment feel cosier.
4. Install sheers or shutters
Sheers or Shutters help to enhance a room’s ambiance by softening the incoming light, the framing of your windows, and creating an impression that your rooms have more height. When windows are ajar and a gentle breeze is blowing through, the movement of the sheers can also provide a nice stylistic touch.
5. Clean your carpets
Having your carpet professionally cleaned will help to improve the look and the feel of any room. As dirt and dust build up in the fibers of your carpet, it causes the fibers to become matted, which makes the carpet look old and worn as well as feel rough and flat. Cleaning or replacing your carpet will also get rid of years of dust mites, bacteria, and dirt and if you have kids… all of the food spillages and creative disasters.