Save Money on Home Staging and Still Sell Quicker
Getting resourceful and frugal does not merely apply to interior design. When staging a house to sell, be cautious about spending cash. A lot of people spend their cash in all the wrong places, when consulting with a fantastic Home Stager on these choices first may save them money.
Discover where you can save staging your home to market with these recommendations.
A.S.D. Interiors – Shirry Dolgin, Owner
Do not paint the trim. Even in the event that you have to paint the walls in a few rooms, there is generally no need to paint the trim when staging your house. Having your trim painted takes more time, effort and cash (if you hire it out) than painting your walls. You’ll get more bang for your buck if you paint the walls and skip the trim.
Architects, Webber + Studio
Do not refinish the floor. When you’ve hardwood and it isn’t in perfect shape, don’t spend your money using the flooring.
House buyers adore hardwood, and it is always regarded as a update even if it’s imperfect. Occasionally a fantastic cleaning and a few touch-ups with timber stain are all you have to revive your own floor.
If your floor actually needs more than this, consider a low-cost alternative to refinishing: Apply an original topcoat of nonyellowing polyurethane, located from the flooring section of a house improvement store.
Be certain to very lightly sand the floors using a pole sander and fine-grit sandpaper. No heavy sanding is necessary here. You are only looking to knock down the gloss so that the coat of poly will adhere. I have done this myself using 60-year-old hardwoods and couldn’t believe how good the result was.
Linda McDougald Design | Postcard from Paris Home
Do not buy new furniture. Only pare down everything you have and declutter. You might want to borrow a few things from a relative or a close friend if it will help make a room feel “finished.”
In bedrooms, all you need is a well dressed bed, a side table and a lamp. If your decor is outdated or tired, you might want to purchase new bedding, some updated lamps and fresh throw cushions — but be sure they are things you’d like to take along with you to a new residence.
Do not replace appliances in good shape. If your black or white kitchen appliances are newish and in good shape, don’t worry about replacing them with trendy stainless steel models. If your appliances are worn or old, however, that’s another story.
Tim Barber Ltd Architecture
Do not automatically buy new lights. Do you have hanging lighting fixtures that look dated? Rather than replacing them, consider painting them black. It’ll be an instant update for very little money.
Redbud Custom Homes
Do not replace all of your brass. Shiny brass can make a house look outdated, but often there are many doorknobs, hinges and fixtures that replacing them all is cost prohibitive.
Antiqued or even satin-finish brass is starting to trend and appears more expensive than the brushed nickel many people use to upgrade their brass. You’re able to inexpensively purchase a product to “age” or marginally debrass your own hardware. If you don’t have the time to get to it all, just concentrate on the bathroom fittings.
Kayron Brewer, CKD, CBD / Studio K B
Guess what? It’s totally design forward to mix metals on your endings if you mix the proper ones.
Designer’s tip: If you can manage to upgrade a few but not all your outdated light fixtures, faucets and cabinet pulls, know this:
• Brushed nickel and chrome look great paired with iron and black finishes.
• Gold and brass look great paired with an oil-rubbed-bronze finish.
Jennifer Reynolds – Jennifer Reynolds Interiors
Do not repaint or neutralize your children’s rooms. Most people anticipate themed kids’ rooms. They aren’t overwhelmed with the idea of repainting a small kid’s room to fulfill their specific requirements or preference. This is not an area that will make or break a sale, so don’t bother redoing it.
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