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Five Quick Home Makeovers

Five Quick Home Makeovers

It’s time for a younger, fresher look for your home. Whether you’d like to sell this spring or just need a touch-up, injecting new life into your property doesn’t have to be costly or time consuming.

  1. Paint  — Keep extra paint cans of both your trim and wall colors for touch-ups. When potential buyers and even guests enter your home, they will notice scuff marks, kid drawings on the wall and cracks in your paint. Put down a drop cloth and cover up those blemishes.
  2. Door and Cabinet Hardware – Update the look of kitchens and bathrooms easily by installing shiny new pulls and knobs. Any home improvement store will have a large selection of inexpensive yet quality hardware. Make sure to know your measurements before heading to the store. New handles and hinges on interior doors is a small change that makes a big difference in the look of your home.Declutter
  3. Clutter – Removing clutter is crucial if you are selling your home. Dedicate 15 minutes a day to cleaning out your rooms. Start simple by tackling stacks of papers and magazines. Shred, recycle or store them away.
  4. Switch Plates and Vent Covers — While you’re heading to the home improvement store, pick up new light switch plates and vent covers. These details are like small wrinkles and fine lines that need a little attention. The result is a better overall appearance to your home.
  5. Light Fixtures—New lights brighten any room. But these range in price significantly depending on your needs and budget. Perhaps you’d like to start small by only focusing on kitchen and bathroom fixtures. You can find decent bathroom sconces for a relatively inexpensive price. If you’re thinking about a new dining room chandelier, the cost could be much greater. And if you’re selling your home, don’t forget light fixtures are considered part of the sale unless you indicate otherwise in writing. And remember to turn to Jim Miller and JM Partners for efficient, effective assistance in buying or selling a home. Contact them at 773.617.6638 or jmiller@jamesonsir.com.