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Making the Most of Your Home with Decor

Aug 11, 2008
If there are things about your current home that you have never liked or have wanted to change, now may be your time. Since your ultimate goal is to sell the home when the market turns, you may want to consider improving areas of your home that will be a good investment for resale purposes. For example, most experts recommend putting any available improvement dollars into the kitchen or the bathrooms.

You may not be able to afford top of the line granite counter tops, but you may be able to update your kitchen to make it more appealing to a potential buyer. Does your home have a lot of wallpaper that has been there for several years? You may want to consider removing the wallpaper, preparing the walls, and adding a fresh coat of paint.

Sometimes fresh paint can provide a refreshing new look to an otherwise outdated looking room. Also, instead of painting the room basic white or off white, you may want to consider a shade that works with your decor. In the past few years, the use of color in home decorating has become very popular.

What about your flooring? If your carpet is more than a few years old and subject to heavy traffic, you may want to consider replacing it. Again, new carpet and fresh paint can provide a refreshing look to a potential buyer and may be enough to set your house apart from the competition. The key in a slow real estate market is attracting people to look at your house, with so many homes on the market to choose from getting your house noticed will help you to sell it more quickly.

If you are pressed for space in your current home, you may want to consider what you can get rid of and how to rearrange things to maximize your space. Do you have items you are no longer using that could be sold on ebay or donated to charity? Do you have a lot of items that could be stored?

It may be worth the time and expense to find a storage unit to rent, in order to free up some much needed space in your home. With your new found space you would be surprise how just a little touch can make a big difference. Good luck with all of your home improvement projects, they can be time consuming and costly, but in most cases well worth the investment.
About the Author
Chris Jensen is a contributing author of Jetfly Blog. For more related articles and views visit Jetfly Home & Garden Blog now. Also, for the best up-to-date related online products, check out Jetfly Home Wall Decor Shop for todays current online deals.
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