Are you ready to put your home on the market and think your house is beautifully decorated? Have you channeled your inner Donna Reid for years, watched every episode of all the make over shows on HGTV, do all your friends tell you how great your house is and how much it feels just like you?
There are a variety of adjustments you can do to your house in Maine to turn it into a highly marketable piece of real estate. Laura McHolm outlines some easy DIY ideas to add a “five-star” flair to your home, in her blog in the Huffington Post.
McHolm emphasizes that basic cleaning and clutter removal will be a good way to start. She stresses the importance of removing personal items, especially when you're already staging your house. “A buyer wants to be able to envision living in that house. Think: It's not your house anymore. It's a house that will soon be their house. So get the YOU out of your house,” she writes.
In all parts of the room, creating a minimalist luxurious appearance will be best in setting the ambiance. Creating illusions of spacious areas, making practical and inviting furniture arrangements, modernizing appliances, and doing paint jobs are some of the key improvements you can do.
One thing the article missed, however, is the value of replacing outdated or dull components of the house. Installing beautiful windows, for instance, has advantages to both the exterior and interior of the house. Stylish yet functional windows are great in enhancing curb appeal. Additionally, the highlights of your interior design as well as the view from inside determines the type of window to install.
For example, if you have a view of the Back Cove in Portland, home improvement experts suggest installing sliding windows to reveal the calming scenery and allow more natural lighting. Are you thinking of preserving or reviving the traditional New England architecture of your home? Double hung Maine windows would be the perfect option for you.
Now you don't have to stress yourself with trying DIY replacements; that can be dangerous and wasteful. Consult professional services for replacement windows in Portland, Maine, such as Renewal by Andersen of Southern Maine, to optimally recreate a beautiful house. Home improvement professionals have attractive options to offer to make your house more marketable.
With keen attention to detail and a tasteful refurbishing of each part of the house, you'll surely get it out of the market fast.
(Article Information and Image from Get Your House Sold: Five Star Room-by-Room Staging Tips, The Huffington Post Blog, September 3, 2013)