You don’t have to put strain on your budget in order to make your home look nicer. Small changes, like switching outdated light fixtures with more modern options, can make a huge impact — and that’s just one of the many tricks that real estate brokers use to instantly make any home look nicer.
But if your lights are already looking good, don’t worry — I’ve reached out to a handful of real estate professionals who were more than happy to share their best pieces of advice. For example, replacing tired, scuffed floors can cost thousands of dollars. That’s why broker associate and consumer trends expert, Beatrice de Jong, recommends these vinyl tiles that install just like stickers. “Peel and stick tiles are a fun way to try out a completely different look, and be changed up often without any fear of commitment,” she explains. There are also gorgeous faux plants, long-lasting candles, as well as stylish pieces of wall art — all suggested by professionals who know best.
Even if you’re sticking to a budget, there are still cheap ways to make your home look a lot better — and these real estate brokers have more than a few tricks up their sleeves. Keep scrolling for more.
These Pathway Lights That Are Powered By The Sun
Rebecca Green, a real estate broker for Hasson Company Realtors, recommends using pathway lights to create a chic backyard space — she explains that they “look great during the day as well as the evening and quickly update a front or backyard.” This set in particular even feature built-in solar panels, so there’s no need for any complicated wiring.
An Outdoor Planter That’s Weather Resistant
Green also suggests this square planter. Placing it “at the front door filled with greenery or season flowers makes a big impact on first impressions.” Or, if you choose to put it outside, it’s both weather- as well as fade-resistant.
The Hardwood Cleaner That Lifts Away Stubborn Dirt
Not only does Green say that this spray “does wonders on worn hardwood floors,” but the water-based formula also dries fast without leaving behind any residues. And even though the formula is powerful enough to lift away stubborn grime, it’s Safer Choice-certified.
These Towels Made From 100% Ring-Spun Cotton
Spenser Harvel, a luxury realtor for Rachel Urso Real Estate, says that “crisp, clean, white towels will always elevate the look of a home. They are very affordable and can be bleached, which makes them easy to clean.” This set in particular is even made from 100% ring-spun cotton, giving them an ultra-luxurious feel for an extremely reasonable price.