Upgrading Your Own Home To the Next Level

Trying to upgrade your home so you can sell on the MLS? That was great! But it can be hard to know what to renovate, what to update, and what to leave. After all, you don’t want to spend more money than you need to get your home ready for buyers. 

At Cornerstone Homebuying, we’ve assisted many homebuyers who want to sell their house fast for a fair price, and if you’re going the traditional route (real estate agent/MLS), then here are some improvements that will give you the most bang for your bucks.


Make your home more open.

According to a Bankrate study, open floor plans are the most popular for purchasing and owning a home. The open floor design that unifies the kitchen, family area, and dining room is what homeowners desire. This is your chance to make space in your home and make it more appealing to you and your visitors. The formal dining room also seems to be out of style. You wonder how you can accomplish this without ripping down barriers. It may be simpler than you think to create the illusion of space and light your house. Sometimes all it takes is getting rid of larger, heavier furniture or rearranging furniture to see where it looks best.

Replace the lighting in your house.

A room can come to life with the right lighting. A room can come to life with the right lighting. A dimly illuminated room appears small, dark, and claustrophobic, whereas a brightly lit place appears spacious, airy, and welcoming. There are many different ways to use lights to revitalize your home. Purchasing floor lamps and table lamps for your home is one of the simpler ways. Place a few floor lamps strategically in dark areas and watch your room come to life. This illumination and lights on side tables create a warm, inviting atmosphere. Then, if you are daring, you may swap out all of those old-fashioned ceiling fixtures with the gorgeous contemporary masterpieces offered on the market for bright lighting.

Update the door handles and drawer pulls on your cabinets.

Old fashioned used u and filthy handle pulls and knobs instantly date your kitchen and bathrooms. When it is easy to do, and there are so many ways to update your cabinetry, there is no reason not to do so. There are many finishes to choose from, including bronze, brushed nickel, aged copper, and shiny stainless. Choosing the option that best fits your home may be challenging, with many contemporary options available. You could always purchase one or two different styles to see which works best in the space, so don’t worry too much about the abundance of options. Additionally, there aren’t any hard and fast rules to follow.

Window Treatment Updates

Windows appear to be frequently ignored. The problem is that windows beg to be dressed! Homeowners struggle to decide which style would suit the room best, leading them to give up and leave the windows bare or install basic blinds for privacy. You are sacrificing a magnificent decor layer by leaving your windows bare to install basic blinds for privacy. You are sacrificing a magnificent layer of decor by leaving your windows unadorned. Although individuals fortunate enough to have ocean or mountain vistas would disagree, even the nicest views can be framed by fashionable window treatments. It can be chosen to perfectly match your taste and style. You can go bold and graphic with geometric curtain panels, beachy with gauzy white sheers, or minimalist with bamboo shades.

Design Your Yard

Too frequently, landscaping is disregarded. We think we’re done after planting one or two trees. However, the landscaping’s layout has a big impact on curb appeal. Even though not everyone has a green thumb, it is possible to make a few raised garden beds or to plant more trees and flowering shrubs. Start by going to your neighborhood greenhouse. The staff at these shops are knowledgeable about plants that do the best in your environment and, more significantly, the ones that are the easiest to maintain. It is best to start slowly. Most garden centers have a landscape architect on staff who can create a landscaping plan for you.

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