When preparing to sell your home, it’s important to consider every step that will increase its appeal to potential buyers. While the existing color scheme made it feel like home to you, pressing the reset button to neutral will help potential buyers envision themselves living in the house. Skip the paint research-induced headaches by using these no-fail staging paint selections, and watch the sold sign go up in no time.
While decorating a home is focused around personal selections for those living in the space, staging a home means removing these personal items to create a neutral space that appeals to potential buyers.
However, just because your home is listed during the holidays, doesn’t mean you need to damper your merry spirit. It is possible to maintain a festive feel while facilitating an environment that helps buyers envision their own future holidays in the home.
Employ these seasonal home staging “dos and don’ts” to gain an extra selling edge this time of year.
One common theme among today’s homebuyers is that many are looking for a home that’s move-in ready. If you’re planning to sell, here are a few updates that can help give your home an updated look and make it more attractive to buyers: Continue reading
There are inevitable home items — storage containers, hardware, fixtures, among others — that are necessary to create a functional space. Including these practical pieces in your home helps contribute to an overall comfortable way of living. However, these unavoidable selections don’t need to be generic or eye sores. Below are room-by-room options to improve the aesthetics of these essential home features, without sacrificing style.
Ahhh, ’tis the season for crisp fall air, pumpkin spice everything and cozy vibes. Today, we’re giving you all the fall feels with the ultimate fall porch inspiration. Whether you’re going for something classic, modern, or even spooky — we’ve got you covered. Feel free to get creative with gourds, colorful pumpkins, hay, wheel-barrows, and autumn accessories. Comment down below, and let us know which porch is your favorite. Bonus points if you tag us (@atproperties) on Instagram with your creations!
Do you ever feel stuck when it comes to decorating your house? Lately, I’ve been experimenting with inexpensive ways to transform a room. It’s important to stay away from the ‘full makeover’ mindset and start small with statement pieces you may already have around the house.
It’s been scientifically proven that room design affects moods and productivity (I can’t work in my office unless everything is put away). However, it can be hard to design a space you love with personal touches when you’re renting or planning on selling soon.
Today’s post is all about simplicity — we’re focusing on inexpensive and non-permanent tricks that will transform an entire room so you can enjoy it while you’re there and get the biggest bang for your buck when it’s time to move on.
When decorating your new home, it often pays to invest in higher-end pieces. However, expensive doesn’t always mean better; sometimes it is smarter to go under budget and re-allocate those dollars to items worth the investment.
Below is a guide on where to spend and where to save, when turning your new house into your forever home.
Spring cleaning can either be the best, or worst, part of the new season.
On one hand, who doesn’t love spring weather? Plus, it can feel good to tackle those projects that you’ve been meaning to get to all winter.
But if you’ve recently moved into a new home, you probably already have a laundry list of “to-do” items to turn your new house into your home.
Here are six tasks to tackle these next few months that will add value to your new home…and immediately make it feel more like your own.
Pantone recently announced its Color of the Year for 2018: Ultra Violet.
The color is “complex, contemplative and suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead and the discoveries beyond where we are now.” According to Pantone, purple shades have also been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality and artistic brilliance.
It’s only a matter of time before you start seeing DIY projects centered around this trending color — and maybe even your neighbors painting their front doors ultra violet.
If you’re not sure that an ultra violet hued front door will resonate with buyers this spring, we have nine other ways for you to add the new Pantone color into your home — all sourced from some of our favorite Chicago home decor and furniture stores. Continue reading
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