Extreme Makeover - Furniture Edition
Posted by Matt Barker on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 7:31 PM By Matt Barker / November 11, 2008 1 Comment
Home staging involves using the home owner's existing furnishings if possible. However, when dated furniture depreciates the appeal of a house, additional action must be taken. Below are "quick fixes" to expensive problems to help you with selling a home:
- Dated/Worn Furniture: If your furniture has seen better days or is just plain ugly, slip covers offer an inexpensive solution. Stretchy furniture covers, described by some as "Spanx for your sofa," eliminates the shiftiness of loose fitting overs. These wonders can transform wing-back chairs, love seats, and full couches to a like-new appearance. (CLICK HERE to watch a "how to" video)
- Scratched/Knicked Tables: Scratches in wood furniture pieces can be minimized by using stain pens available in any home improvement store. You literaly color your problems away! Table tops and chairs that require more care may be updated with coat of glossy black spray paint. (CLICK HERE for pen link)
- Dull Cabinetry: To fill in worn areas of your cabinetry or wood floor, use Old English Scratch Remover. Although temporary, this oil will help the wood in the worn areas look rich again.
- Outdated Headboard: A dated headboard can make your entire master bedroom dreary. Simply remove the headboard all together and keep the mattress on the metal frame. A visual headboard can be created through your pillows and hanging art work over the bed.