Looking to sell your home for the best price and as quickly as possible? One of the best ways to go about doing so is to set the stage for success by styling and upgrading your home, also known as “home staging”. Home staging doesn’t have to be a costly affair either – in today’s article, we have a look at 6 DIY Styling Tips For Appealing to Homebuyers, so read on to find out more!
Don’t worry – we are in no way expecting you to throw all your furniture out and buy new pieces to appeal to buyers. However, small and simple upgrades to your interior decor can truly make a world of difference when it comes to appealing to homebuyers. Some simple changes you can make for minimal cost include upgrading your window treatment, giving your walls a fresh new coat of paint or even re-arranging furniture in order to fully maximise the space and potential of your home. Looking to add an instant touch of class to your home space? Why not opt for inexpensive velvet curtains or cheap indoor plants that won’t cost you a fortune but will have an immense effect on how appealing your home is to buyers.
This probably isn’t what you want to see on this list, but trust us when we say a clean and sparkly home is also one that sells at record speed. We always recommend that homeowners really put in their all when it comes to cleaning — from sparkling windows and shining floors to clean kitchen counters and scrubbed grout, every single corner of your home must be treated with TLC. Don’t expect this to be a task that is complete in one day either. A deep clean is something that will probably take at least a few days of your time but is something that most certainly should not be neglected as it is the best way to help your home put its best foot forward. If you think your home is too large for you to handle on your own, we highly recommend hiring the pros who will be able to help with the really tough stuff.
Do you have a leaky faucet in the kitchen? Perhaps a tile or two in the bathroom that have seen better days? Well, the time has come to engage in your very own DIY renovations. Addressing minor issues such as cracks, stains and broken door handles are simple tasks that do not require you to hire a professional. Simply head down to your local Bunnings, grab a couple of tools and get fixing! The fewer visual or aesthetic problems your home has, the more attractive it will be to buyers. Never underestimate how much impact a few tiny repairs can make in the overall appeal of your home.
Curb appeal is one of the biggest components that contributes to the overall appeal of a home. After all, if a home looks awful from the outside, what are the chances buyers are going to be interested in looking inside? Pretty low. This is why curb appeal matters. Mowing your lawns, trimming your hedges and bushes and planting some lovely flowers in and around your porch area are all simple tasks that don’t require an expert gardener. Another great tip is to keep your porch lights on when it gets dark, in case potential buyers are interested in having a look at how your home looks in the evening.
A huge part of buying a home isn’t just the home per se. In reality, buying a home is also buying the particular kind of lifestyle an individual or family is looking to experience. This is why we highly recommend accessorising your home with items and additions that will inspire your potential buyers and help them visualise what their life could be like in your home. Home accessories such as candles, indoor plants and inexpensive artwork can add a load of personality and colour into your home and help to set the stage for your target buyer’s ideal lifestyle.
Last but not least, it is so incredibly important that you light your home up. This means allowing sunlight to stream in through windows, drawing those blinds and installing lighting fixtures all around the home in order to boost its appeal. As you may already know, lighting plays a huge role in visual merchandising simply because good lighting sells. When you’re selling your home, the same concept applies. Always ensure that every single room in the home feels bright and airy when you are putting your home staging together. Trust us, it’s an inexpensive solution and it works!
And there you have it – 6 simple, inexpensive DIY hacks that you can utilise in order to truly boost your home’s appeal to potential homebuyers. With a few tricks up your sleeve and a little effort put in, you’re sure to sell your home at your ideal price and in record time! All the best!