Fixer Upper

We all know that if you’re getting ready to sell your home, there is some prep work that needs to be completed. This includes maintenance, minor updates, aesthetic detailing, staging, and curb appeal. But there are some home fixes that should be at the top of your list when getting ready to sell. The main idea is that you want to prioritize the projects that will offer both you and the buyers the most value. Often, we get fixated on the cosmetic and visual appeal of the home, but the structural details are just as important. The condition of the roof, HVAC systems, and electrical piping are crucial to securing a sale, no matter how good your front yard looks. This is not to de-stress the importance of updating the visual appeal of your home. Things like repainting, switching out ceiling fans, replacing light fixtures, and updating hardware will make potential buyers feel like they’re getting a good value: a home that was properly cared for and maintained. In other words, a solid investment for them. Read on to find out more about what home fixes you should be sure not to skip.

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Easy Peasy

Summertime should be fun and carefree. However, as many of us have learned, especially those of us with children, it’s a lot easier said than done. With everything from meal prep to daily chores, we don’t always get to the place where it’s summertime and the living is easy. These helpful tips can encourage and facilitate a summer lifestyle that involves more adventures and less hassle. Tips like going barefoot and folding up the rugs will help with daily maintenance and alleviate the struggle of keeping the common areas fresh and clean. Taking advantage of the weather and eating outdoors will help keep your kitchen organized and reduce the clean-up. Take a cue from these tips and enjoy the rest of your summer stress-free!

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The World of Wallpaper

Wallpaper. Historically, the bane of a homeowner’s existence. It’s a pain to remove, it can be an unsightly beast, and it can often date a room. However, wallpaper is having a real moment these days. Lots of homeowners are embracing the design choice to invigorate a room with personality and charm. If you’re thinking of remodeling a room or a part of your house or simply giving a certain space a little facelift, wallpaper can sometimes give you the fresh update you’re looking for without a lot of the work and time investment. This article from Houzz.com offers some fantastic ways to incorporate summer wallpaper patterns into your home all year round. Coral patterns, a school of tropical fish, or simple wave designs can make a unique and bold impression that will keep you smiling even during the cold winter months.

 

“Qwerk” It

Isn’t it always all in the details? Sometimes the smallest details make the biggest impact. And it’s the quirky details that are the hardest to forget. Details are critical when it comes to home staging. It’s one thing to stage your home to make it look clean, inviting, and desirable but you can take it to the next level by incorporating quirky details that make your home look effortlessly ‘lived-in.’ Spare potential buyers your all-too-personal accents, rogue paperwork and school tests on the desk, and dirty laundry in the hamper but add touches that can help potential buyers envision themselves living in your home, and you have one surefire way to make your home stand out. Allow these suggestions from staging professionals to inspire you to include finishing touches that will leave a lasting impression on those who take a tour through it.

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