Six Things to Add to Your Holiday Wish List For Your Home
The cold breeze, the nippy air, the crowd of shoppers, and the festive decorations everywhere are sure signs that the holidays are coming. Your kids might be busy writing their wish lists for Santa. Have you written yours yet?
If your home could talk, what do you think it would want this holiday season to make it more enticing to potential buyers? In 2021, home prices rose significantly, so if you're thinking about selling, it's a good time to put your house on the market (yes, even during the winter!).
Here are some six things we came up with that you could add to your holiday wish list for your home:
1. A New Paint Job
If your home has been in the same color palette for a few years, a new fresh look will spruce it up for the holiday season and beyond! You can choose to repaint with your current color scheme. But if you want to be adventurous, you can select a new color palette and give your home a contemporary vibe. Your imagination only limits the color combination. You can turn to the internet for inspiration, but be adventurous and don't be afraid to try something new.
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2. A Video Doorbell
Give your home some tech for the holidays with a video doorbell. A video doorbell gives you a mobile notification through motion detection when somebody is on your doorstep. It also shows you who is at your front door. They have crisp wide-angle videos so you can see who is at your door. Some also have microphones and speakers so you can greet your guests before you even open the door—no more surprises about who is at the door with this device!
3. New Windows
If your house feels drafty, or you see some condensation in the window glass, or the windows look old and worn, giving your house new windows is a perfect thing to add to your holiday wish list.
You can choose to replace your windows with the same style and design as your old ones. However, selecting a new design can give your house a new look. Keep in mind that if you want a new window design than what was previously installed, you'll have to consider things like the type of windows, the material, and the kind of glass.
4. A Deep Clean
Sometimes all your house needs is a good, thorough cleaning. It can be as simple as unleashing your inner Marie Kondo and decluttering your house by getting rid of things you don't need.
Then, you can start to vacuum and dust all the nooks and crannies of your home. If you have carpets that have been worn over time, you can give them a good shampoo to restore them to their former glory. Of course, you can do this yourself, but if you want, you can also go the professional route and have someone come clean your house. It's also a great time to update your cleaning supplies and tools in the house by getting a new vacuum or a steam mop.
5. Solar Panels
If you're willing to splurge, you can look into getting solar panels for your home. Solar panels allow your house to make its electricity and save you money from electric bills. Most people opt to lease their solar panels, or you can choose to purchase them outright.
6. New Furniture
If there's a piece of furniture you've been wanting to replace for a long time, this holiday is an excellent excuse to gift your house with one. With so many year-end sales going on, you'll be able to find a great deal! If you're thinking about selling your home, you'll, of course, be able to take that new piece of furniture with you, and it'll give your home that extra "oomph" while prospective buyers are looking at it.
Thinking of selling?
These tips may help you transform your house into somebody’s dream home! With the help of your trusted real estate agent, your house is on its way to finding its new owner this season.
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