Proper home staging can really up the value in the sale of your property! Taking the time to fix what may be “minor” details, will show buyers that you really love and care for your home. These details could even be the deciding factor in the sale of your home. Here are 3 quick fixes you can do to improve your home staging for a successful sale.
Repair Cracked and Broken Baseboards
To repair cracked baseboards, you’ll need the following supplies:
- silicone caulk (make sure it’s paintable, if you plan on painting)
- caulk gun
- caulk scraper
- plastic putty knife
- utility knife or scissors
- painting supplies (paint brush/roller/painter’s tape)
First, scrape off the old caulk with a caulk scraper and sand down any bumpiness in your work area. This will create a smooth texture for your new caulk and optional paint. Then, cut the tip of your caulk at an angle. Cutting the tip at an angle allows the caulk to flow more smoothly. Lay down your painter’s tape on the wall for cleaner lines and get ready to caulk! Hold the caulk gun flush with the wall and begin to gently squeeze along the top of your cracked baseboard. Follow up by using your index finger (and a light touch) to smooth out the line and remove any excess. Remove the tape while it’s still wet and viola! You’ve got a clean, crisp baseboard. Yay You!
Freshen Up the Caulk Around Bathroom Sinks
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Tub + Tile Caulk (squeezable tube)
First, clean the area around the sink thoroughly. Cut your caulking tube at an angle to ensure a flush, smooth fit. Then, start squeezing! Go all the way around your sink, covering gaps and stains. Use your index finger (with light pressure) to smooth out the caulk and remove any excess. Hello, fresh sinks! Super easy!
Spice Up Dull Bathroom or Kitchen Cabinets
Adding decorative feet to the bottom of boring cabinets can really freshen up a dated look! It’s really easy to do. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Tub & tile Caulk
- Joint Compound
- 100 grit sandpaper
- Paint brush
- Liquid Nails
- Miter Saw
- 2 wooden shelf brackets
First, measure height from floor to the bottom of the cabinet and mark this measurement on each of the wooden shelf brackets. Make sure to mark each piece with “L” and “R” as each may have a different measurement, depending on how level your floor is. Remove any hardware that might be on your wooden shelf brackets. Use a miter saw or jig saw to cut the wooden shelf brackets down to size. Now you have a fancy pair of feet! Paint your new feet to match your cabinets. Once the paint is dry, use Liquid Nails to adhere the cabinet feet into place. When your Liquid Nails has dried, you can use joint compound to fill in any gaps between the cabinet and the feet. If you have tile along the wall side- you can use tub and tile caulk to fill that gap and along the floor, where the tile floor meets the wooden feet. This quick little fix brings a stylish update to even the most basic of bathrooms!
If you’re thinking of selling your home or buying a new home, reach out to the experts at See Tim Sell. Our team is ready to help you find exactly what you’re looking for and get top dollar for the sale of your home. We specialize in the West Houston are,including Katy and Cypress. Contact us today!