Great Tricks to Improve your Entryway
The entryway of the home is critical. When looking to sell your home fast, for the most value possible, it is obvious that your home should have excellent curb appeal, as you want to give a buyer a reason to want to see whats inside. See: Wayfair Design Ideas. But, what about after you get them in the door?
The second most important thing after curb appeal is the first impression the buyer gets when they walk into the home. Like the saying goes, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Read: Selecting a Doormat.
So, while curb appeal gets buyers in the door, sellers who want to move their homes quickly need to take other steps. Staging a house adds instant appeal to to a buyer, and will determine how fast your home sells. However, you should only devote your time and money to renovations that’ll bring you a return. Here are some simple DIY ways to improve your home.
Consider adding some color into the yard. Bright flowers go a long way, or and sometimes sticking to all white for a classier look is a better choice. The color options when choosing flowers should be decided by examining the yards of other homes in your neighborhood. Also be sure to inspect your lawn carefully.
Buy a new front door or paint the old one. If your house number and mailbox are looking tired, replace them. A bright front door is a great way to attract attention. Be sure when selecting a color, that it matches the theme or style of the home. Remember, you want to achieve positive attention to your home, not negative.
The entryway walls should be freshly painted with a color that exudes a warm welcome. Stay away from bold, bright colors. Every buyer is different, but most will not appreciate the eggplant walls in your bedroom as much as you do. If the floor needs to be stripped, re-painted, or need new wood altogether, be sure to tackle this. Floors are extremely important when considering a home. If you have dirty, stained carpet with hardwood floors underneath,pull up the carpet to expose fresh hardwood floors. See: How to Arrange Artwork in Your Home.
Mirrors can make all the difference in an entryway. As they reflect the other walls in the area, mirrors are an easy way to make the area look larger than it is. They don’t necessarily need to be expensive, they just need to do the job. If you have a large wall, do not put a smaller mirror as it will have the opposite effect.
Artwork is a critical detail that unfortunately, is often overlooked. It should not have misplaced, or crooked paintings. If there are any holes in the wall from previous artwork, it is simple to patch them up and touch up the paint afterward. The wall should look neat, and to scale.
Just like the mirror trick above, if you put the wrong size artwork on a wall, it will have an opposite effect. If you have a half-bath near the entryway, consider getting a new vanity or replacing an old toilet with a new one. Buyers love half-baths, and you should be sure it looks nice and up-to-date, as a buyer will flee to a half bath to look at it. Read: Houzz Design Ideas.
Change out light fixtures and plumbing fixtures. Gold light fixtures and faucets are extremely outdated, and brass is no longer a popular choice. Consider brushed nickel rather over the other options. These can add a modern touch, without breaking the bank. For further reading, see: HGTV Design & Decorating Ideas for Every Room in Your Home.
Check out the video below for some great ideas on how to decorate your entryway: