People looking to sell their homes can do several things to warrant increasing their asking price, and ultimately land better deals. One aspect of any home that all sellers should input extra effort into is the entryway, as its aesthetic value has the tendency to either drive a dwelling’s value up, or down.
This segment is what connects the exterior of a dwelling to its interior, and it can really create a deep-seated impression in the minds’ of homebuyers. If this area of the abode is well-decorated, stylish or luxurious, the tendency for the buyer is to think the same about the rest of the residence.
Interested consumers wouldn’t want to see a shabby entrance way, because they’d instantly associate the negative thought with houses’ other areas.
"Don't underestimate the importance of the entrance to your home," says Robert Irwin, author of Improve the Value of Your Home Up to $100,000: 50 Surefire Techniques and Strategies.
"It helps define the quality of your property when people enter. If your entrance exudes richness, buyers will think of your home as a rich property and be prepared to make offers accordingly."
Experts in interior decorations say that tile flooring is a great touch in many types of entranceways. Here, homeowners have various options to choose from, such as marble, ceramic, granite or synthetic. Nonetheless, it’s important to select ones that denote a fine pathway leading into the residence.
While the main goal is to impress the buyer, the tiles should be able to effectively accent the house, but never dominate the entire dwelling. If the flooring looks great, then so should the other portions of the dwelling.
Another item that’d definitely help ink a better deal would be a chandelier – often referred to as the house’s jewelry, this ceiling décor can drastically improve the look of any entranceway. It also instantaneously instills words like “extravagance” or “sophistication” into the heads of prospect homebuyers.
While many of these pieces of equipment may be expensive, there are many good ones out there that sell for $500 to $1000. To save even more cash, flea markets and garage sales are excellent places to start searching.
When selecting a chandelier, it’d be helpful to choose one that isn’t too big in comparison to the entrance way, nor should it be flashy. A simple, relatively small chandelier will do the trick, so long as it gives off ample lighting.
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