|It doesn't take a major overhaul to make your |
home special. It's easy to add things like plants, lights, rugs,
pillows, and some snazzy new hardware.
1. Easy Lights
Add some sparkle to your kitchen with a set of five cute, inconspicuous, wireless puck lights under the kitchen cabinets.
For about $46 your kitchen work areas will look larger, cleaner, and more modern.
These lights have three settings.
Set them on high when your house will be shown. Each light uses three AAA batteries, good for 60 hours. Find them by following this link for Lamps Plus, or at local home improvement stores.
For unsurpassed glamor, nothing beats a crystal chandelier.
You may think your home's style doesn't support this kind of old world lighting fixture, but you could be wrong. I once sold a modest house to a woman who later told me that as soon as she saw the crystal chandelier in the dining room, she knew she wanted to buy the home.
Old homes, new homes, small homes, big homes, all get a major dose of high style from a lighting fixture like this. The pictured model is from Lowes and sells for about $380. You could go lower, or you could go higher in price, but you will impress. Try it in a bedroom or a hallway.
Whatever money you spend on a giant plant in your staged home will be money well spent.
You can go for faux, or you can invest in something that will take some care, but love you back.
Look for something of quality if you go the fake route. An 8-foot tall bamboo plant costs about $250 from Target.com and you will have it forever, looking as fresh as you please.
Plop it into a large planter or set it on a stand or low table to make it even more wow!
4. New Rug
5. Big Welcome Mat
Along the same lines -- underfoot -- you'll get a home viewing off to a great start by laying a real welcome mat out front. Down with meager mats, and up with something all statement-like. Overstock sells them for less than $100, but check local sources, too.
|Snazzy handles and other hardware, plus soft towels are |
a small but important part of what makes this bathroom appealing.