Wowing buyers by making your home appear more expensive will earn you the most money on your sale. Here are five tricks to use to do it.
Without cutting into your budget, you can make your home appear more expensive, with a few tricks of the trade. Buyers are looking for that wow factor when they walk into your home and you want to give it to them.
Trim it up
All of the most upscale homes have walls that look finished, with thick trim, crown molding, built-ins and beautiful ceilings. To make your home appear more expensive, you’ll want to add features like these, but you can do them all yourself and without spending a bundle. Faux wainscoting looks fabulous, and so does crown molding and chair rails. These touches will definitely add a glamorous feel to the room and your home, especially in a dining or family room. Adding built-in bookshelves will also make the room appear more expensive
Dress it up
All windows should have window treatments on them and you should ensure they are the right size to make the window appear larger than it is. If you don’t have a backsplash in your kitchen, consider doing one yourself, as it can make the kitchen appear that much more expensive, even if it didn’t cost you much to add it. Kitchens can literally make or break a home sale, so anything that you can do to make your kitchen look new and updated will only help your cause.
Tone it down
While big, bold colours definitely make a statement, it might not be the statement that your buyers want to see. Most upscale homes boast a neutral colour palette on the walls and floors and then dress up the spaces with accent colors. Neutral colours will make your home appear more expensive and will highlight the better things about your home (rather than the walls). Lighter neutrals will also make the space appear larger and brighter. Best-selling paint colours are usually your safest bet, as you know many people love them and that is the aim when trying to get people to love your home as well.
Change it up
There are a few quick fixes that you can change in your home to make it appear more expensive. Get rid of anything that is builder-grade, like your faucets and door handles. Chrome and stainless steel can look boring and dated, so update both with bronze, oil-rubbed bronze or polished brass. This small change can make a world of difference in a home. If you’ve got the budget, you could also replace doors that look worn-out and opt for the newest trends in doors like sliding barn doors and pocket doors.
If you need help getting your home ready for sale, I’d be happy to help!