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Ways to Make Your House More Attractive on a Budget

Published on January 5, 2017 by Shamini Raj in News


Making repairs and upgrades to your home in order to sell it more quickly is smart, and it certainly doesn’t have to break the bank either. If you’re looking for ways to make your house more attractive to buyers but you’re on a tight budget and you’re concerned about how you’ll actually pull it off, keep reading for a few helpful tips that you can implement right away.

Shop Smart

First off, regardless of whether you’re purchasing paint or home décor, make sure that you shop smart. Rather than simply going to a home improvement store or interior design shop, do your research into what your options are and take the time to compare their pricing. You can even use a convenient website like Paylesser, which gives you access to a variety of great deals that you won’t find anywhere else. Have your budget set before you shop so you can take steps to stay within that budget as you make your purchases.

Change Your Furniture

There are a few things that you can do to change up your furniture throughout your home in order to make every room feel more spacious and look more attractive. For example, if your rooms currently feel really crowded and you have bigger pieces of furniture that aren’t all that pretty, consider putting them in storage and then moving them out of storage when you’ve moved into your new property. In the meantime, replace bulky furniture with smaller pieces that fit the space better. Make sure that there’s a focal point in each room that isn’t covered by furniture and clutter, and ensure that there’s plenty of walking space.

Put a Fresh Coat of Paint on the Walls

One of the best and easiest ways to instantly refresh any room is by simply applying a fresh coat of paint on the walls and ceiling. This will serve to make the walls look clean and new again, and you can also go for neutral shades, which are more popular amongst homebuyers, if your walls are currently vibrantly coloured. Paint and paint supplies are surprisingly affordable but they’ll make a big difference.

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Clean Everything

If your house is full of dust and clutter, it will be a major turnoff to homebuyers, who may be wondering what’s lurking in the corners, under the furniture, and in your basement. By simply removing the clutter, you’ll be able to open up loads of space and make every room appear larger. And if you scrub everything clean, especially in the kitchen and bathroom, you’ll also make everything look newer and brighter. If you have any buyers visiting your home, make sure your laundry is done, you’ve dusted your furnishings, your kitchen sink is empty, and everything is well organised.

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These are just a few of the many ways that you can make your house more attractive to buyers even if you’re on a budget. If you’re hoping to sell your home sooner, cleaning and staging your home is definitely the way to go.

About the author
Shamini RajShamini: A Chartered Accountant turned Serial Entrepreneur who has a passion for business, finding creative solutions to problems and love inspiring others to make a difference.

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