Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Week 6: Updating Hot Spots in the House

It's week 6 in the Home Staging Challenge! This has been a crazy week up here in the North East with all of the snow however, it's a good time to get things done in the house.

This week I wanted to highlight some hot spots in the home. A "hot spot" is what I like to call those areas in a home that seem to be most common in needing some attention. The good news about these areas is that we can typically tackle the work on our own without having to hire a specialist.

Hot spot ~ Wall trim
There are few places around the house that get a beating like the baseboards and door trim throughout the house. Touching up the trim is a small way to make a big impact! Sherwin Williams is our go-to paint for most projects. When comparing cost to other paints, keep in mind that you'll get much better coverage with SW which means less paint in the long run. Once you use it, you'll know what I'm talking about.

I love this house via Style Me Pretty. Check out the home tour and take notice of what a nice, clean impact the shiny white trim makes throughout the house.

Hot spot ~ Laundry Room & Garage floors.
These areas get a ton of traffic and tend to take a back seat to the rest of the home's flooring. No one wants to spend money for "utility" floors however, having a flooring that looks clean and void of wear and tear can help your home's overall impression. Sometimes, it's the small areas like these that give a potential buyer some vital insight into how well the house has been cared for. My garage floor has some cracks and stains and I have decided it would be worth the investment to add this flooring on top of the concrete.

Via Rubber Flooring Inc

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As our challenge continues and we move through our master list, feel free to keep in touch on our Facebook page and let us know how things are progressing for you.
These Pinterest boards will be specific to staging & tips on selling your home.
Lots of great ideas and virtual visits to model homes from around the country, like this one from

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