It's been proven time and again that visual appearance influences potential home buyers. Whether negative or positive, condition will be a determing factor in how fast, and for how much, your house sells.
If you are planning to list your house for sale, a home staging consult will arm you with the information you need to prepare and present your house in its best light.
Staging is usually associated with being expensive. However, most stagers offer "Occupied Staging" services which involves using existing furnishings and accessories as much as possible.
We understand that homeowners want to avoid spending money on a house they are selling, and that many sellers simply don't have the budget to do so. Stagers are very creative, and we have many ways of transforming rooms very inexpensively.
Here's a recent example of an inexpensive and easy update:
I've had the same kitchen dining set for 15 years.
Recently we got new hardwood floors and the dining set was moved to the garage until the floors were done. Once it was moved out, I hated to bring it back in.
I was tired of it. It was dark, dirty looking and dated.
I couldn't justify spending money on a new set after the cost of the floors, but I knew I was ready for a change.
I painted the stone parts of the table with white primer. Brushing lightly and intentionally missing some spots allowed some of the finish to still show. I wanted an aged look.
I covered the seat cushions with new fabric for less than $20.
I first changed these seats six years ago and wrote how to replace the fabric .
Other ways you can update your home for little to no money....
Don't buy new throw pillows. Make new covers for the pillows you have.
Don't buy new curtains. Tips for inexpensive and updated window treatments.
Don't buy expensive floral arrangements. Spray paint some tree branches!
Don't buy new accessories. Use spray paint for an updated look.
Don't buy new furniture. Paint it black (or any color you choose) for a new look.
Whether you are preparing to sell
or just want a fresh new look...
a little effort and creativity, and very little expense,
is really all you need!