Looking to put your house on the market or simply want to improve your home design? There are a few steps widely accepted by housing experts that can to increase the value of your home. Whether it's repainting the living room or ensuring that your home design features the hardwood flooring house hunters go crazy for, here are a few tips you can consider.
Where to start
When it comes to fixing up your house, HGTV suggests that homeowners take it one room at a time. Make a list of what you want to accomplish for each room design so that the process doesn't get overwhelming. According to DIY Network, the first place to start is your living room, assessing the design to make sure the space is as bright as it can be. Experiment with window treatments and mirrors to move natural light throughout the area. However, it's just as important that the living room - and every room in the house - isn't too brightly lit and that a dimmer is used if necessary. Dimmers also add a dramatic element to the space that makes it more visually stimulating.
Flooring lays the foundation to creating a beautiful home. Licensed realtor and interior design expert Matt Blashaw suggests installing engineered hardwood flooring throughout the house. He told DIY Network that people will notice cheap flooring easily, so high-quality flooring like hardwoods, carpets, and resilient luxury vinyl flooring can be essential to a classy, elegant home design.