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How to Increase Home Appeal

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

You’ve taken steps to declutter. You’ve spruced up the lawn. Maybe you even took the time to do one or two home improvement projects to increase the value of your home. If there’s one piece of advice for those about to put their homes on the market that is low cost and easy to manage, it’s this: let the light in!! Homes with a light, bright, and airy feel sell more quickly than those that feel like dungeons. Below are a few steps to take to show of your home in the best possible light.

Increase the Natural Light

First, never, ever, ever leave your home for a showing with the blinds down. Open up the blinds and let the natural sunlight in. Consider your draperies. Heavy curtains should be pulled back. If you insist on some privacy curtains, go for lace panels or sheer curtains. These fabrics still let in the majority of the light. Finally, clean your windows until they shine like the top of the Chrysler Building! A little elbow grease with some white vinegar and water, followed by a quick dry with a newspaper removes streaks and cleans off the winter dust.

Increase the Artificial Light

Walk through your home and evaluate your light coverings. From the globe cover in the living room to the sconces in the master bath, truly examine them. Glass light coverings should be removed and washed in the dishwasher on the top rack. Clean globes let more light pass through. Consider your bulbs. You will be amazed the difference a 75 watt bulb can make over a 40 watt bulb. Also, check all your lightbulbs to ensure they are all working properly. Replace any dead bulbs.

Consider Light Enhancing Features

If you are planning on painting, consider a light color for walls. Light bounces off light colors. A wall that has just a hint of color, such as ivory, barely green, or a very light gray can brighten a room. If you have dark woodwork, consider adding a mirror to reflect light around a room. For example, a large mirror on a wall opposite a window can make the room look brighter and bigger.

Buying or Selling in South Florida

If you are considering buying or selling in South Florida, consider Global Life Realty. We love real estate and we love South Florida.Our agents have years of experience in the area. We pride ourselves in staying up with the latest market trends. We look forward to working with you to find the home of your dreams.Contact us today.


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