A bed should have a headboard. If your budget is tight, create a headboard with plywood, foam and fabric. You can do this project for under $25 and in less than an hour. Simply purchase a piece of plywood that is as wide as the bed and approximately 2 feet above mattress. Cover with foam and then fabric. Staple fabric to the back of the plywood and attach to wall with screws. For a designer touch…add upholstery tacks to the finished product!
One of the most important steps to selling a house is to create an inviting outside so potential buyers want to come inside. A great first impression can be achieved with a little money and a lot of elbow grease. Prune trees and shrubs, pull weeds, add fresh mulch and plantings and keep lawn and walkways tidy. Inspect the exterior for chipped paint, clogged gutters and deferred maintenance. Make the buyers feel at home before they walk in the front door.
Your house has to sparkle so invest in a good pair of cleaning gloves and get to work. Start at the ceiling and work your way down to the floor. Mop, dust, vacuum and wash! The buyers need to see the floors and walls you are selling, not the dust that has collected over the years. Your house should be as clean as a four star hotel if you want to sell for top dollar.
You are selling a house, not the items in your house. What worked for you in that particular space may not appeal to a broad base of home buyers. Stand in the doorway of each room and assess what takes away from the space and then take that away from the space! Remove family photos, awards, trophies and collectibles. You are moving anyway, so get a jump start on the packing and make your house a show house.
Your house is a product and not many people want to buy a defective product. Before you list your house for sale, you must address any maintenance issues. Broken doors, windows, screens, leaky faucets, etc., will overwhelm a potential buyer. The buyer will start deducting from your asking price what they think repairs will cost. Or, they may think the repairs are too time-consuming to complete on their own. These buyers will most likely make an offer on a more stable house.