Budget Home Staging Tips: Attract Buyers for Less than You Think

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    Consider Installing Smart Systems to Monitor Heating & Cooling

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    Budget home staging tips can be a challenge if you're not sure what to look for when staging. Home staging is a method of decorating and improving your home to showcase your home’s best assets. However, still many homeowners shy away from staging their property because they think it will be expensive or they're not sure what improvements will attract buyers' eyes. The good news is there are several things you can do to update the look of your home without spending a fortune. Here are...MORE a few budget home staging ideas that will help you attract potential buyers for much less than you think.

    A Programmable Thermostat is a Smart Investment

    Programmable thermostats go several steps ahead of the capabilities of regular thermostats. They let you set the temperature and have the thermostat change it according to the time of the day. In fact, they also allow you to take control HVAC system remotely. All this help you save money and stay comfortable. And with energy costs on the rise, many potential buyers find this feature quite attractive especially the ones who are enthusiastic about the emerging technology. The value of this technology is multiplied when you install a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat so that the temperature can be controlled using a smartphone or tablet. Studies have shown progarammable thermostats help homeowners save more energy due to the thermostat learning the lifestyle of the inhabitants.

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    Put More Attention into Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling

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    Installing a Water Filtration System can be an Asset

    When you are putting your house on the market, a water filtration system is an improvement that definitely adds value to your home. Not only does it purify your water, it also helps to lower your grocery bills as no more bottled water is needed. Those who are eco-conscious will appreciate the presence of this system as it will let them ditch the bottled water for the good. And besides its many health benefits, it prevents damage to your...MORE fixtures, faucets, and other water using home appliances. It is an easy and inexpensive addition, but is kind of a small luxury that home shoppers love. Many homeowners also have a water filtration system for their bathroom water fixtures. Ask your local kitchen and bath designer professional about options for your home.

    Replace Old Bathroom Fixtures for Buyer Appeal

    Bathroom updates are always a smart move. Even if you cannot afford a major remodel, small changes such as replacing bathroom fixtures can go a long way. Not only will it help to attract potential buyers but will also make your home more enjoyable for you now. Things like handles, hooks, and faucets can quickly be replaced and will give your space an updated look. Make sure that all the metals match in finish and color. Also, if the space allows consider installing new fixtures such as towel racks or shallow shelving to make the bathroom more functional.

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    Painting can Save Money and Make your Home Look Like New

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    Budget Home Staging Idea: Painting Can Save Money

    Perhaps one of the cheapest upgrades you can make in your home is adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls. Take a walk through your property and determine if there is a natural flow throughout the home. If not, consider painting the rooms that are overly personalized in neutrals and muted tones. You will be surprised how by trading out the dark tones with cream or natural beige can instantly transform the space. Don’t forget to repaint the tiles...MORE and doors as well. Also, make sure to touch up any peeling or cracked paint on shutters, stairwells, or window frames.

    When you are trying to sell your home, one of the biggest challenges is making your property appealing to potential buyers, and more so when you are on a budget. If you are facing this issue, use these tips to get started. And remember when staging your home for success, the most important concept is to think like a home buyer and determine what upgrades, renovations and amenities your potential buyers will love to see in your home.