Any house is just a building with walls, windows, flooring, electrical, plumbing ... but add a few layers of personality, colors, sounds and smells, preferably the delicious and mouth-watering kind that rises up from a stove top or oven, lingers for a bit, swirls around and then makes its way to the next room and the next and the next ... that is what turns a house into a home.
I was thinking about this when I was trying out a recipe for homemade, gluten-free, no sugar added donuts with a hint of Fall yesterday and the flavors combined to a remarkable aroma that lured my kids into the kitchen, it smells delicious mommy. And they ended up tasting delicious, too. We couldn't wait to take a bite, never mind letting them cool off. Gone in 5 minutes.
The aroma hung around much longer than that and it made me smile for a while. It was raining cats and dogs outside, ushering in the first signs and thoughts of Fall and it reminded me, how much I love this season to come and how I can't wait for my home to smell of pumpkin, cinnamon, and baked apples.
Don't underestimate the power of smell when you are selling your Silver Spring and beyond home! It can turn home buyers off and make them run to the next one or it can turn your house into a home for them, by bringing up pleasant memories or visions of the future. Don't go overboard or too personal with smell, however (and don't try to mask a problem with it), stick with the season and imagine that swirl of cinnamon gently lingering in the air.
If you would like the recipe for the homemade donuts or if you are thinking about selling your Silver Spring & beyond home and want to know how to make it the best-looking and best-smelling one for the Fall market, give me a call at 240-593-2860 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy almost Fall!