One of the real joys of owning your own home is the ability to make changes to it. They don’t have to be fancy or really expensive, as long as they are the kind of changes that will make your home more attractive to prospective buyers.
But if you really want to make the kind of changes that have true impact you may find yourself wishing you were selling an inherited home to get the cash for room additions and top of the line kitchen upgrades. If you have not inherited a home from a mysterious rich auntie in the last year, then you just may want to check out these inexpensive and some might even think fun ways to decorate and change your house to make it ready for that real estate market.
Color Me Happy
You would be surprised how much a change in paint colors can affect the mood and feel of a room. It doesn’t have to be something really dramatic, and if you plan on selling it soon you might want to keep it subtle. But even a shift from plain vanilla white to a soft sand or blue eggshell might be just the thing that living room needs to brighten it up.
Paint has to be one of the cheapest changes you can make to a room and if you choose the colors right you can make a room look brighter and bigger. If you have had some experience in painting a room, then the second good thing about painting a room is that you can do it yourself. But beware of doing an amateur job and then showing your home. That can actually bring down the interest in your home as a practiced eye will see that they may need to repaint the room to hide your glaring errors. So pick the paint, then find a pro took take on the job of making it look fabulous.
Plant up a Garden
After painting, one of the cheaper things you can do that is a DIY trick and fast, is to add flowers to your garden. If you already have flower beds and they are weeded but just need a bit of color, this is a quick fix that you can do over the weekend. Simple bedding plants that are in full bloom, with just enough buds to keep the blooms coming, is the best way to pick them for maximum effect.
Another thing to give your garden a nice touch but is inexpensive is to add in some garden lights. These days you can pop out to the local dollar store and grab a dozen of those cute little solar powered garden lanterns to scatter through the garden. They add a bit of atmosphere and show off your garden to those late arrivals for the Open House.
Keeping it Simple
As you can see from the examples above, you can have a huge impact on your home with only a few hundred dollars of material and some old fashion elbow grease. Adding in some color to the walls, putting in some color in your garden and lighting it all up with magical little lanterns can change a home. You may like these changes so much you don’t even want to sell it anymore!