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Tips To Make Your Home Look More Expensive
Updated: Oct 20, 2022
If you're like most people, you want your home to look as expensive as possible. But unless you have a lot of money to spend, that can be tough. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make your home look more expensive – without breaking the bank.
Who says that you need to have a lot of money to make your home look expensive? With a few simple tips, you can make your house look like a million bucks – without spending a fortune. So if you're gearing up to put your home on the market, read on for some advice on how to give it an instant facelift.
Take a look at the front door
If it is stained wood or has cracks and uneven spots it may be time for a new one.
Getting one that is made of metal or glass will add curb appeal to your home and give the impression that there is something valuable inside.
You can also paint the front door to match the color of the house or even better place a stained-glass panel in it. Have your home's exterior painted so that it looks more uniform and attractive.
Check out your exterior lighting.
Is yours outdated? It might be time for an upgrade with modern LED lighting systems available in many different styles.
LED lights have recently become more affordable and they use less energy than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. Installing them yourself can cost as little as $30-$60.
With a little creativity you can make your home appear significantly more spacious using LED lights to stretch the visual space of any room.
Consider installing motion detectors
This will ensure that nothing gets damaged when the lights go off and on in your absence. You should also consider upgrading your security cameras so you can keep an eye on what's going on around your house when you aren't home.
Install a new mailbox that matches your home's exterior design.
You can find a variety of these to match your home's style, whether it is contemporary or traditional. And instead of having to constantly change the address numbers on your house, use personalized mailbox numbers for an even more stylish look.
Add an outdoor rug to create more space for relaxing outside.
By adding a rug, you create a more cohesive look with your furniture and also create an extra space to relax outside. Make sure the rug is large enough for seating as well as laying down on.
If you have a backyard, add some plants or flowers.
Plants will give any outdoor space instant life and color as they can be especially beneficial to those who don't have a lot of plants inside their home. Plus, choosing potted plants instead of something permanent keeps them from permanently damaging your yard.
You can use colorful blooming flowers in the spring/summer and pretty fall mums or pumpkins in the fall months for gorgeous seasonal decor that ties both spaces together.
Add a fire pit on your backyard
If you really want to impress guests, consider building a fire pit in your backyard to keep everyone cozy during the colder months.
Remember that the goal is not to make any changes that will drastically increase your maintenance costs or uproot something integral to your home's design; rather, use this advice to give your home an affordable facelift. With just a little bit of creativity and elbow grease, you can easily turn things around without breaking the bank.
Keep in mind that decorating doesn't need to be expensive if you're willing to put some work into it!
Even small change can have big results when done correctly.
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