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6 Ways to Make Your House Look Expensive

Paul Tosello

Paul has been in Real Estate for 32 years, working as a Realtor, but in addition he owned a real estate consulting and coaching company.  ...

Paul has been in Real Estate for 32 years, working as a Realtor, but in addition he owned a real estate consulting and coaching company.  ...

May 29 3 minutes read

Lets face it, aesthetics matter. It doesn't matter if you are thinking of selling your house in the next few months or if you just want your house to look its best. The way your home presents is just, well..... important. 

When your budget doesn't have room for a full remodel, you need to focus on the small details. Here are 6 ways to make your home look more expensive without breaking the bank.

1) Make the entry a focal point
You may not have the cash for a full-on exterior makeover, but improving your entryway can make a big impact on your home's curb appeal. Use a dark hue to make the point of entry pop, then flank the front door with tall planters. For bonus points, add symmetrical planters on either side of the walkway.

2) Add lighting
This isn't always the first addition that people think of, but it is amazing how much adding a lamp or two into a room can really make the room shine. Our photographers do this all of the time on their photo shoots. Adding light makes a HUGE difference. 

3) Upgrade hardware
Believe it or not people do notice the handles on your cabinets. If your goal is to upgrade the aesthetics of your kitchen without breaking the bank, this is one of the cheapest and least expensive upgrades that will revamp your kitchen. Focus on the kitchen and the bathrooms, but all of the hardware throughout the house is important. You can also do this around the house on your curtain tie backs and anywhere where hardwear might benefit the room. 

4) Re-paint
Give your house that new and fresh look cheaply. 

5) De-clutter
This makes just about every list out there on how to make your house look better. This goes beyond cleaning up. Sometimes less is more. We all love our photos and art work, but there is a diminishing marginal utility to how many items you hang on the wall. The same goes for furniture. You can really cramp a room and make it look smaller by putting too much furniture into it. 

6) A couple deep cleans a year
Get rid of that grime. Your house will look far more expensive. 

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We listed our home with the Tosello team on a Thursday and we had a signed contract by Saturday evening. Now, by any measure, this was an outstanding achievement. However for us, even more amazing than the speed of the sale, was the the professional and efficient way the Tosello team, all of them, carried out their activities. They said exactly what they will do and they did exactly what they said, all in a very courteous, friendly and laid-back manner. Thank you so much TEAM TOSELLO for making the selling process so pleasant and stress free. The Banats

Craig was so helpful in helping me find my new home! Craig never made me feel pressured to say yes to any of the homes I didn't see myself living in. I really appreciated that he took the time to learn my style, listen to my wants/needs and showed me as many homes at it took to find "the one." I would recommend not only Craig, but the whole Tosello team to anyone interested in purchasing a new home. They are very professional and knowledgeable.

Best Home Selling Experience! I have sold six homes with six different listing agents prior to working with Paul and Colleen and they are by far the best.   From pre-listing to close they were highly professional and efficient.  They also operate as high functioning team with the sellers reaping  the benefits.  I highly recommend them and will use them again in the future

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