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6 Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Brian Slivka

I love Colorado. We're talking serious love here...It's my home. Has been since 1986...

I love Colorado. We're talking serious love here...It's my home. Has been since 1986...

Feb 8 3 minutes read

Lets face it, aesthetics matter. Whether you are thinking of selling your home in the next few months, or you just want your house to look its best, the way your home presents is just, well..... important. 

When your budget doesn't have room for a full remodel you need to focus on the small details. Here are 6 ways to make your home look more expensive without breaking the bank.

1) Make the entry a focal point
You may not have the cash for a full-on exterior makeover, but improving your entryway can make a big impact on your home's curb appeal. Use a dark hue to make the point of entry pop, then flank the front door with tall planters. For bonus points, add symmetrical planters on either side of the walkway.

2) Add lighting
This isn't always the first addition that people think of, but it is amazing how much adding a lamp or two into a room can really make the room shine. Our photographers use this trick all of the time on their photo shoots. Adding light makes a HUGE difference. 

3) Upgrade hardware
Believe it or not people do notice the handles on your cabinets. If your goal is to upgrade the aesthetics of your kitchen without breaking the bank, this is one of the cheapest and least expensive upgrades that will revamp your kitchen. Focus on the kitchen and the bathrooms, but all of the hardware throughout the house is important. You can also do this around the house on your curtain tie backs and anywhere new hardwear might benefit the room. 

4) Re-paint
Buyers often have difficulty looking past your daughter's pink room or that red wall you love so much in your living room. Give your home that new and fresh look by painting the whole house in a neutral tone. 

5) Declutter
This makes just about every list out there on how to make your house look better. This goes beyond cleaning up. Sometimes less is more. We all love our photos and art work, but there is a diminishing marginal utility to how many items you hang on the wall. The same goes for furniture. You can really cramp a room and make it look smaller by putting too much furniture into it. 

6) A couple deep cleans a year
Get rid of that grime. Your house will look far more expensive. 

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