Joan Beduze is a Realtor who is excellent at increasing the design appeal of a home to capture the attention of a buyer.
We sat down & interviewed her recently on this aspect of design. We think this interview will be helpful for you.
Think through details of a home that don’t cost a lot of money but can make your house feel like a cozy home for guests.
An example of this is to go to a local Lowe’s or Home Depot and buy a Poinsettia and a Ceramic Pot. Place the Poinsettia in a high traffic area of the home (like a common area).
You can create an atmosphere in a home for not a lot of money.
Decorate the Entrance of the Home
Think through small details that could make the front of the house stand out.
It is the first eye catching place a person may see from the road, so you want it to stand out.
For example: working on the flower bed with small flowers from Lowe’s is a great option. Another idea is to make sure the front yard is edged when the person cuts their grass. This doesn’t have to be an extra cost but can be an added focus.
Remove any eye soars from the entrance like bikes, trash cans, or lawn tools.
Check Light Fixtures
Make sure all of the light fixtures are fixed and working properly.
Good lighting can set the mood of the house to be vibrant. Dim lighting can make the room feel quiet. I would encourage everyone to make sure all lighting is working properly. After all, light bulbs are fairly inexpensive too.
You can do a lot for a little amount of money to help with the design of a home.
Final Thought: Hopefully these tips will help in making your property – “Market-Ready”. You don’t get a second chance at a first impression, and I always consider the front entry as the home’s “handshake.”
We wanted to say thanks to Joan Beduze for sharing with us & our audience!