How to Improve the Appeal of Your Home

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 31 July 2019 13:23

Whether you are planning on selling your home, renting it out, or just want to impress people coming over, there are certain things that need to be done to brighten up your home. Your home does not need a complete makeover but there are certain things that you can do to help your home look its absolute best. 


This can be done all by yourself if you enjoy home renovations projects or you can hire someone to do it for you if you feel like you just do not have time for extra house projects. 


Below are 5 things to consider when making your home the best it can be:

Color Palette

Color is a little thing that can make a really big difference. If your house is smaller and it is painted in dark colors your rooms may feel more cramped than they really seem. This does not mean that you have to whitewash the whole house but it does mean you should be mindful of the dark colors that you use. 


Walls are not the only thing that you have to worry about when choosing colors from a color palette. There are also furniture colors and bedding covers that will make a difference in your home. If your bedroom has white walls and white decor, a red bedspread can really pop and be a wonderful accent to that room. 

Inside of Your Home

There are two rooms that will majorly improve the value of your home and those are your bathroom and your kitchen. This is helpful if you are planning on selling your house and want to increase the value of your home. These are also important rooms because they are rooms that are important to the house as a whole. 


Also focus on the interior design of your home and see what can be changed. Adding crowning and baseboards to your home is something simple that really improves the look of any room and makes it feel nicer. Curtains, rugs and furniture can all be swapped out for new things to boost the room and make it feel comfortable and friendly. 

Outside Your Home

Yes, this part of your home is important because the outside of your home is what people see when they first arrive. Make sure that your yard is nice, it doesn’t have to be pristine but it should be mowed and look decent. 


You may need to redo the siding of your house if it is older and falling apart. Another good place to check is the shingles and roof and make sure that it is up to date and there are not any loose shingles that can easily fly off.  

Scents and Smells

The first thing that you notice about a space is how it smells. There is nothing worse than walking into a home and discovering that it smells funny. This distracts from the other aspects of the home and can leave you with a poor opinion of the place, even if it was extremely clean and decorative.  


Choose products that smell nice and are not heavy in chemicals. If you use essential oils to diffuse throughout your home look at why choose doterra before choosing your oils. Choose a scent that is pleasant but not too overpowering. Something that smells really strong is close to something that smells really bad. 


If your lights are out of date, it may be time to get some new lights. This can include outdoor lighting which can increase security or it can also include indoor lighting to really make the house look as amazing as it really is. Most people are not too comfortable dealing with electrical things, so find a trusted electrician who can help you make your dream lighting a reality. 


Selling your home does not have to be something that takes forever or is super stressful. With the right decisions and the right research you are sure to sell your home in the right amount of time. What are some things you do when getting ready to sell a house? Comment below to start the conversation!

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Sofia Belnap

Sophia is passionate about writing in the real estate and home improvement spaces. When Sophia is not writing she loves reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

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