Putting the best foot forward for your house

When it comes to selling your house and the process of getting it ready for the real estate market, one key element is to make sure your house looks its best.
Key takeaways
  • It’s important to keep up with small improvements in your house so that the look and feel doesn’t decline over time. This will help you sell your home if you bring it to market.
  • Small and big changes are both important. Adding daylight with a roof window is a small change that makes a big impact.
  • Declutter your home in order to prepare it for sale; this will also help with your eventual move!

Renovate in small steps

Sometimes the big projects can seem overwhelming. One of the ways to overcome this is to break the process down into smaller steps. For example, if you want to make your living room appear freshly renovated, you can start by painting one statement wall. Afterwards, you can hang complementary artwork to make the room come alive.

Correct small cosmetic mistakes

Are your hallway panels a bit scuffed? Then consider changing them out. The hallway is the first thing we see when we enter a home. So, if the hallway looks unkempt, potential buyers may already be losing interest the moment they step through the door. This is especially true if they see an unfinished project that they will have to finance later.

Create an inviting ambience

The energy of a home is vital. If you can make sure that everyone feels at home when they step in the door, your home has the right energy. One of the ways you can create a warm and inviting ambience is by having the right amount of light throughout your rooms.

Let the daylight in

Daylight has a positive impact on all rooms. It's inviting, and when coming from above, it naturally connects with the outdoors. With the right roof windows, you can save space in your home and experience the natural benefits of daylight. 

Have living plants and fresh air

You don't need to turn your home into a jungle, but a few well-placed plants can brighten up a living space. Plants provide colour and they indicate a healthy home environment.

Change the appearance with colours

One of the things that can really change a home is colourful paint. You can paint an old dresser, coffee table, or shelving to breathe new life into a room. You can also paint a wall in a fresh colour or get creative with some geometric shapes. Everything is possible; the smallest changes often make a big difference!

Big or small changes? Everything counts

One of the most important things you can do when displaying your house is to look at your home through the eyes of a potential buyer. Then you’ll be able to see all the big or small things that may need some attention.

Open a space up with roof windows

One of the ways you can create the feeling of a bigger space is to add a roof window. While this is not a minor renovation, it is one of the best ones! With an open roof window, you benefit from better ventilation, increased daylight, and more wall space.

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Declutter your home

When prepping your home for a sale, get rid of the clutter around the house. Pick up the toys and clothes from the floor, arrange your shoes, make the bed, get rid of any recycling, and make sure personal papers are stashed away. You're probably looking for a new home when you have a house on the market, so the decluttering process can also help in advance of moving. The hours of sorting out what to keep have already begun.


VELUX Editorial team


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