While the outside of your home is the first impression buyers will develop when they see your home, but the entryway is the first indoor image and impression they will get when they walk through your front door. If you want to impress potential buyers, you may want to make some changes to your entryway so that it looks as good as possible to people who come to see your house. Here are four improvements you might want to make to achieve this goal.
Repaint the area
Repainting the entryway of your home can help make this area look more appealing to buyers in several ways. First of all, repainting can make the area look bigger. If your walls are currently painted a dark color, repaint them with a light, neutral color. Lighter paint colors make rooms look larger.
The second way repainting helps is by making the walls look clean and fresh. It's amazing how much of a difference a fresh coat of paint can make with the way a home looks.
Replace the light fixture
A second improvement you may need to consider is replacing the light fixture in this area. This may not be necessary in all cases, but you should replace it if your light fixture looks old and outdated. When choosing a new fixture, choose one that is modern and shiny. Small chandeliers are often good options, and always make sure it is bright. If possible, put in light bulbs that are really bright so the entryway is all lit up when people enter inside your home.
Eliminate all the clutter from the area
The next thing to do is remove the clutter from the area. If possible, leave the entire entryway empty, including the walls. The only thing you may want to leave on one of the walls is a mirror. Mirrors tend to make rooms look larger, and they are the perfect addition to any wall. Remove everything else from the area, though, including shoes, coat racks, and any other types of clutter.
Place a new rug on the floor
Finally, buy a new area rug to place on the floor in this area, and choose a rug that is light in color. A new rug may not cost a lot, but it can make an area look newer and nicer.
If you would like to learn other ways to help sell your home, contact a real estate agent in your neighborhood to schedule an at-home visit.
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