Is Your Home Ready for the Spring Market?
Spring Has Sprung!
We’re now getting hot and heavy into the spring market, making it the perfect time to get your home in order whether it be to sell or to simply give it a facelift as we enter a new season. People often ask, what are the easiest things you can do to prepare your home for a sale that are simple yet effective?
Decluttering can be hard, but all you need to do is channel your inner Marie Kondo and ask yourself “does this bring me joy. ” We all have items in our closets and cupboards that we forget about until we physically SEE them. Generally we hold onto items for the emotional attachment we have to it as opposed to if we actually need the item itself. Once you begin sifting through your shelves, closets, and cupboards clearing out belongings that are no longer a necessity, you will feel both cleansed and amazed at how much of an impact this simple task actually has on your space.
Painting can change a room entirely. You walk into a home thinking you hate the room you are in. However take a minute, step back, and look at the bones of the room. You will realize all the room needs is a fresh coat of paint to create the fresh look you are going for. A good paint job, with the right colour will elevate the light in the room and even make it look bigger. Using a dramatic colour on one wall can also be a great idea for a room, giving it a more dramatic focal point. All in all paint is one of the most powerful economical ways to modernize your space and hey, if you hate it, it is as easy as re-painting until you get it just the way you like it.
New hardware is another easy fix to give the home a new feel, especially when a kitchen or bathroom reno are not in the budget. Metallics are a classic and popular choice in the kitchen and bathroom department, giving your cabinets a sleek and simple look. Trending now more than ever is black hardware, it’s traditional, timeless, yet modern creating contrast, catching everyones eye.
Updating decorative pillows and linens throughout the home really gives your space a crisp fresh look. There is no need for a complete overhaul. Simply choosing a colour palette, allows you to purchase different bed linens, pillows, throw blankets, and towels. Your theme may now be carried throughout the home with the final product creating a completed and cohesive look enhancing your homes overall style.
Finally, consider the exterior of the home, first impressions are lasting impressions. It’ s the first thing people see when approaching your home. Therefore, it’s well worth making a good first impression. Put your efforts into cleaning eavestroughs and windows. Add potted plants or greenery on the porch, and maintaining the gardens. These small things further build the anticipation of entering your home as guests make their way through the front door.
A little bit can go a long way when it comes to sprucing up your home whether you’re doing so in preparation to sell or if it is just for a change.