Together With Wicker Furniture

These are only v of the questions I've been asked via electronic mail by readers. 

Change faucets?

Q: We’re getting prepare to sell our dwelling house. The faucets inwards both bathroom sinks tally the faucets inward the tub together with shower stalls.

They all work as well as are inward practiced condition , only they are shiny chrome , in addition to dated. Should I invest in novel ones that await more inward footstep alongside the times? – Sarah H.

A: Spend your money somewhere else. There’sec no feel removing and replacing this sort of hardware that is functioning simply fine.

The fact that they are still style makes them look novel-ish , more than like what yous power discover inwards a novel household rather than an older 1 that’sec had repairs over the years when things broke.

I would pass on the same advice to people with “dated” hinges as well as doorknobs , together with even window locks. Working , together with matching , go along them! When it comes to hardware like this , unless yous desire to purchase pricey top of the line of work material , most of what y'all buy today doesn't compare to the character usually available even a few decades agone. 

Condo query 

Q: I am planning to stage the condo we simply moved out of. It’s vacant except for a dining ready , about cease tables , and lamps. I’d like to add more or less wicker article of furniture because that’second tardily to notice at reasonable prices here in Florida. What do you lot think of wicker?  -- Erica S.

A: As long every bit it is inward adept condition too comfortable , I would purpose wicker. Make sure whatever cushions await new and that the colors or patterns are not as well bright or distracting. You’ll in all likelihood require a few pieces of contemporary or vintage upscale piece of furniture (or what looks upscale) besides , so the condo doesn’t look also budget-conscious.

I don't recommend using outdoor wicker indoors. 

Wicker doesn't take to be white. But inward a staged room it belike
shouldn't live neon pink together with lime green either. These uncomplicated wicker headboards
got a way boost from dark pigment. Photo: Liz Williams Interiors

Wall pigment

Q: All the rooms in my family are directly different colors – mint light-green in the living room , a burnt orangish inwards the family room , peach inwards i sleeping room together with blue inward some other. I want to paint all the rooms myself , in addition to paint them all the same color. Doing ane at a fourth dimension , I know I tin can do it. My inquiry is how do I figure out what color that volition work amongst all the rooms?   -- Justine P.

A: Good for yous for tackling the staging task yourself! 

You need to make up one's mind what elements in all your rooms volition rest in the menage together with then find a color that works with these “fixed fixtures.” 

These fixtures could be the vinyl or tile inward the bath , for example , or the carpet inwards the bedrooms. I would take home from the pigment shop all the brochures that characteristic shades of neutrals too white , together with detect ane color that has the undertones that harmonize with all your fixed fixtures. 

I've blogged most the details of how to choose a paint color. And , yes , white walls are fine for staging!

White walls make it slow for you lot to role the furnishings you already own ,
and white walls arrive slowly for the new owner to postpone painting.
There'second a argue museums together with fine art galleries use white walls.
It  makes a swell background color.

Home is empty

Q: Our dwelling is for sale , in addition to nosotros accept moved to a nearby town. The family is make clean and empty. What tin can I make to arrive sell fast?  Don’t tell add furniture because at that place is no manner I tin afford that.  -- Keesha M.

A: I sympathise. Although I e'er recommend staging an empty dwelling , my feel is that if a family is make clean , in skillful repair , together with priced right , yous will find a buyer. 

Make certain there is no deferred maintenance (a home inspection would aid). The walls and perhaps the trim should be freshly painted or at least await like they take been lately painted. And if there is carpeting , it should be new or appear new. These are investments that pay off amongst a faster sale. 

Good appliances , updated lite fixtures , and extra-especial curb appeal will sweeten the deal. Here are another tips for selling an unoccupied dwelling house.

Seasonal photograph

Q: We are list our domicile alongside a Realtor. He took a photo of the family merely after it snowed. It looks pretty but I don’t want people to think nearly problems similar snowfall when they run into the photo , which volition live the featured photograph inwards our MLS listing. The outside won’t await peachy until jump. What tin can I make meanwhile? -- Rachael and Alex B.

A: There isn’t much you can make unless you accept another photograph of your home inward another season. Most people don’t , so at that place is a lesson here for all homeowners: Even if y'all are not thinking of selling your dwelling instantly , having good pictures of your habitation in unlike seasons can come inward handy inwards the hereafter.

A photograph of a snowfall-covered holding can be charming , only the profile photograph
of your domicile on a listing should be electric current alongside the flavor so the abode doesn't
look to have been on the marketplace for a long fourth dimension.   

When your outside gets about spring color , yous can substitute another photograph. Meanwhile , but be glad your Realtor didn’t photo your household when the snowfall turned mushy , icy , together with muddy.  

Don't forget that you lot can become answers to the about mutual abode staging questions , addition much , much more than , in my dwelling house staging eBook , DIY Home Staging Tips to Sell Your Home Fast in addition to For Top Dollar.