Selling Your Home? Here Are 5 Ways To Enhance Your Home And Entice Potential Buyers


Putting up your home for sale can be a daunting process. Not only do you have to ensure that your house is in tip-top shape, but you also have to make an effort to make your home stand out among all the other houses that are on the market. The process of selling a home usually takes 2 to 3 months, but before putting a “for sale” sign on your lawn, there are a few things that you can do to enhance your home, raise its value, and entice potential buyers at the same time.

Design elements that can devalue your home

Before making any additions to your home, keep in mind that there are a few design elements that can be a tremendous turn-off to potential buyers, and these can even devalue your home. Unpopular interior design trends include built-in bars, avocado-coloured bathrooms, heavily patterned carpet, brick fireplaces, textured wallpaper, and built-in wardrobes over the bed. Wood paneling, Artex ceilings, and woodchip are also a no-no for a majority of home buyers. When it comes to enhancing your house before selling, remember that a few luxurious touches here and there coupled with practical design elements is the key to getting an offer on your home. Here are a few ways to fix up your home and entice potential buyers.

Add an unusual feature to your living room

Your living room is where you can add an unusual feature to kick up the wow factor of your home. Try adding a contemporary embedded ethanol fireplace or a wall of glass doors that can be folded back in your living room. To give your home a contemporary yet relaxing feel, consider installing an indoor water fountain in your family room.

Give your home some kerb appeal

Make your house more inviting by giving your home some kerb appeal. Paint your front door with a bold colour and invest in window boxes and at least two topiaries to freshen up the look of your home. Replace door knobs, knockers, and letterboxes with items in matching metallic finishes to pull the look together.

Convert your attic into a second bedroom

According to the Nationwide Building Society, converting your attic into a second bedroom with an en-suite bathroom can increase your asking price by 21%. It’s also an inexpensive way to create extra space compared to a basement renovation or adding an extension to your home.

Freshen the look of your kitchen


The kitchen is the heart of any home. While a complete upgrade may be costly, there are ways that you can freshen the look of your kitchen without spending a lot. Entice potential buyers by repainting cabinets and replacing drawer pulls and knobs in the kitchen. Create an accent wall by painting just one wall in a bold colour, and add a few small appliances such as a coffee maker, a blender, and a toaster in matching colours or finishes.

Don’t neglect your garden

An attractive and tidy garden can make a home more sellable. Create an outdoor living space with some outdoor furniture and dress up the space with potted plants and fairy lights. Clear your garden of litter, dead plants and weeds and plant a few flowering plants to add some colour.

Selling a house may take some time, but by following these tips, you can add value to your home and entice potential buyers. With a bit of creativity and a little effort, you’ll soon get offers from buyers coming your way.

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