Give your homeʼs interior added appeal
On the exterior of the home there are plenty of opportunities to make upgrades that help increase curb appeal, but what about the inside of the house? What will be the prospective buyer ʼs first impression?
"First views of the interior set the stage for either a positive or negative selling experience with potential buyers," says Realtor Tania Moore. “There are obvious things all sellers do, such as cleaning up the clutter and vacuuming. However, every home should have a few eye-popping 'wow' items that make potential buyers feel the home is special.
Tip #1 - Install ceiling medallions around ceiling fans and chandeliers to add character and warmth to rooms in the home.
Tip #2 - Reduce the amount of ornate artwork and window coverings to create an open, airy environment in each room. Let natural sunlight flow through windows to enhance the interior of the home. For a distinctive, yet breezy window treatment, install decorative corbels or brackets on either side of window tops and drape with lightweight fabrics.
Tip #3 - Surround a fireplace or create an accent wall in a family room using panelized facade brick products in red, rose, brown or grey. Low-maintenance panels replicate the Old World look of handmade architectural brick and install in a fraction of the time. A "no repeat pattern" assures that your accent wall has a unique, one-of-a-kind appeal.
Tip #4 - Add a garden window above the kitchen sink. The window, which extends outside the home by 17 inches, is engineered to resist moisture and air infiltration. Once installed, grow herbs or starter plants in the window to showcase the versatility of this mini-greenhouse.
Tip #5 - Play up your windows inside the home and turn them into pieces of wall art. To accomplish this, add a window panel below a vinyl single or double hung window and then surround the entire window and panel with decorative mouldings.