Selling Your Home - Give It A Homey Feel

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties

When getting your home ready to sell in Hoover Alabama, you want it to look warm and inviting.  Just like curb appeal on the outside - you want your home to appeal to the buyer on an emotional level on the inside.  Now I'm not talking about putting out tons of stuff so the house looks cluttered, and putting every family photo you own on the walls, but all blank walls make a house look sterile. 

 Mirrors can make a room look bigger.  It's important to pay attention to what people see when they look in the mirror.  If your mirror is reflecting a bathroom or messy kitchen, perhaps you should rethink that placement.  The size of the mirror needs to be appropriate for the wall.

 Do you have a blank wall that you just don't know what to do with?  Paintings and mirrors are great but sometimes you just need something different.  I like to see some things with texture.

  Iron work is very popular these days.  Iron pieces come in all shapes and sizes and there are several shops in Hoover Alabama that sell very attractive pieces.  I've seen some that resemble gates, some that hold candles or flowers and the list goes on.  We received a cross as a wedding present and it hangs in the foyer just inside the front door.

 Trivets come in all shapes and sizes and make great wall decorations - especially in the kitchen.  So take a look at those trivets that you may have stashed away in the drawer.

 Add a Shelf to the wall and display different items such as pitchers, flower pots, even trophies and or model cars (especially great for a kid's room).  Shelves offer the opportunity for seasonal variety because it is easy to leave the shelf alone and change out the items you have on display.

 Plates make great decorations and can add new color to a room.  Do you have some old plates that grandma had years ago?  Or perhaps you have a colorful platter that caught your eye and it is just too pretty to sit in the cabinet. Some "craftman style" homes have a plate shelf about eye level in the Dining Room and are a great place to display plates.  Plate hangers are pretty easy to find.  Liven up that dead space in the Kitchen between the top of the cabinet and the ceiling.  Old fashioned side boards and baker's racks are prefect for displaying plates but also those built-in bookshelves in the den.  Click here for some new ideas on displaying plates.

 You'd be surprised how may things you have around the house that can make decorations (and for very little money).

 If you'd like to talk to someone about selling your home, give me a call.  I'll be happy to give you some pointers on getting your house ready for sale.  You can reach me at 205-821-3312


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