The elusive guest bedroom. Everybody says they want one for one reason or another. Only a few people ever actually set up a guest room though. So whether you're converting your college kid's room into a universal guestroom or finally redoing the "storage" room, here are a few tips.
Before you can redo your would-be guest room, you have to clean out the rest of your stuff. So grab some trash bags and some gloves and throw it out if you can. Now, I understand that not everything can be thrown out but do your best! The more you throw out, the better the rest of the process will go.
If you pick a color it gives you a good guide for the rest of your project. When you pick a color it helps to stick with soft and warm colors. I highly suggest yellows and greens.
You are creating a wonderful home away from home for your guests. One of the major contributors to the comfort of the room will be in the mattress and the layout of the room. As the rooms are bedrooms, it helps to treat the bed as the focus. With a proper comforter and pillow paring, the bed becomes a work of art.
Once the room is set to your standards, comes the final decorating. The best touches are the practical ones. Adding things like a set of guest towels and toiletries really set the great guest rooms apart from the mediocre guest rooms.
So here's to you and your project!
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Selling your home is not as simple as it might seem. Putting your home on the market can be a stressful and tiresome process. Luckily, there are many things you can do to get the best return possible on your home. Here are some tips to better prepare you with listing your home for sale.
Find a Realtor: First of all, start by finding a realtor that works for you. Your realtor can give you valuable information regarding the local market and help determine a selling price. Additionally, your realtor can also give you suggestions on improvements to get the best value for your home.
Research recently sold properties in your area: Your realtor will be able to assist you with this. However, do some research on your neighborhood and get an idea of your homes value compared to recently sold properties in the area.
Find all your important documents: This can be anything from deeds to utility bills. Having documentation on the major mechanics and updates for the home will be extremely helpful for your Realtor.
Declutter and organize: This step will help make each and every room appear larger. This is a great time for a garage sale. Go through each room and closet and get rid of things that you no longer want. Make sure to clear floors, desks, and window sills.
Lighten up your home: Turn on the lights and open up the window sill. Natural lighting will brighten up your home, making it more appealing.
Repair or replace it: Ask a friend or relative to walk through your home and point out anything that should be repaired or replaced to increase value. Again, having an outsider take a look is helpful because there are things you might naturally overlook.
Look into repair estimates: If you choose not to repair something, have an estimate of the repair cost on hand. Having this information readily available is beneficial to prospective buyers. Also, be ready to answer questions regarding repairs or have a reliable source you can easily contact to get the answer.
Make your home sparkle inside and out: First and foremost make sure to do an overall deep clean of the home. Vacuum the floors, wash the windows, make the mirrors sparkle, and dust the lights. These are all things that can make your home sparkle and improve overall appearance as a result.
Don’t forget about your lawn and garden: Actually maintaining your lawn is big deal during this process. Most people automatically think the outside of a home is a reflection of the inside. Furthermore, mowing, de-weeding, and planting flowers will help your home look more appealing.
Invest in good photos of your home: Of course, this is a very important step. Because pictures are an initial view of your home, it is the first chance to see it. Having a professional camera or a photographer take photos can help make your home look better from a screen and can help bring in potential buyers.
In conclusion, we hope these ten tips help prepare you for selling your home on the market. Always remember that if you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask.