Nov. 7, 2020

Column - September 2020

Update Your Home With Out Major Renovations 

How can you update your home yourself without getting into a major renovation?

Create Space!  How do you do that without tearing out walls?  It is easier than you think. 

Start by simply deep-cleaning and decluttering your main living space.  This can enhance your mood and make your home more livable (and more importantly inspire you to do more).

Get rid of large, bulky furniture, or simply move your furniture around the room to see what placement gives you the most open space.  Open floor plans are on the top of most buyer’s lists when it comes to home ownership.  Another handy trick to give the illusion of larger space is the use of mirrors.  Placing mirrors opposite windows reflects light into rooms and make them seem more open. 

Formal dining rooms seems to be declining in today’s modern homes.  So, if you have one that you rarely use, consider turning it into a cozy den, home office, or library with a reading nook.  This makes your current space more usable by creating a whole new living space that you never had before! 

Next, and it seems obvious, but a clean coat of paint can take a room from “meh” to “WOW”. 

Cool greys are being used to modernize today’s homes, but you can also consider adding a punch of color on an accent wall, or you can just touch up your trim with a clean coat of white paint.  If your home already has updated paint, look to other things that could use a touch-up. Painting your ceiling a cool blue or bringing new life to an outdated piece of furniture are also good do-it-yourself paint projects.

A deep-clean, declutter and a new coat of paint goes a long way when it comes to revamping rooms without major renovations.  Looking for suggestions?  Give me a call.

RE Questions?  Email: gina@ginasohmerrealestate.comor call/text to (210) 608-0650.

Gina M. Sohmer, is a veteran, a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute, a Certified Negotiation Expert, a Seller’s Representative Specialist, an Accredited Buyer’s Representative, a 2020 Winner of the Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite Award, and a REALTOR® with eXp Realty, LLC.