MAKE YOUR REAL ESTATE COME TO LIFE
Becoming a homeowner is a journey that doesn’t end when the home you have goes into escrow. Sure, you own the property, but nothing reaches its full potential just because it changes owners. Making a home a place that you can both love and of which you can be proud is a process, especially if you made the adventurous choice to grab a fixer-upper off of the market. With a couple of trips to the home improvement store and some patience, your home will becomes your dream home, and an oasis for your family.
ADD A GARDEN TO BOTH YARDS
If you don’t have a yard, you’re missing one less chore every Saturday morning. If you do have a yard, you have an opportunity to make your real estate better than before, and two yards are twice the fun! Gardens are always a great thing to add to new property. Whether your real estate is in a green state, and decide to add colorful flowers, or in a desert state, and go with a water-friendly desert garden, your home is more beautiful with a garden. Your first trip to the home improvement store should definitely be cleaning products, but the second one should be gardening equipment! You can always reference reliable internet sources for the health of your soil, and what’s possible with your region’s climate.
REPLACE THE SIDING
Siding on a home is important. Without siding, water may easily seep into your home, and you may be left with a damaged interior. When water seeps in, especially if your home is made of wood, you could risk rotting the wood that holds your home together, or attracting termites. If the siding on your home is already in great condition, that’s one less thing to worry about. Care for your siding by keeping your drains clean, and watching out for wear, or for holes.
REMOVE WALLPAPER, AND PAINT THE EXTERIOR WITH PASTELS IN COMMON AREAS
Wallpaper used to be the number one way to decorate your home. Quick and convenient, wallpaper would go up in a few short hours, people would love it over the years, and it would be replaced with more wallpaper. Wallpaper even makes an appearance in the classic children’s novel, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ where a section of wallpaper tastes delicious. Today, though, wall paper is considered passe, and will earn you a series of strange looks from family and friends. After you tear down wallpaper, you’ll need to make sure that your walls are ready to be primed and painted. After you get all of the adhesive off, and your primer on, feel free to choose a soft, gorgeous color that won’t take away from your amazing art hanging nearby.
KEEP KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS UPDATED
It is often the case that, when someone is looking for a new home, the focus in on the kitchen, and the bathrooms. Everyone loves a fresh, updated bathroom, and a modern kitchen, so don’t think that your home should skip this. Having a new bathroom and kitchen is the best way for your family to enjoy your new home, but also for any potential new buyers to assess how to most quickly take the property off of your hands.