Sometimes it is the little things that mean a lot.

Changing your hardware or painting your doors can have a dramatic impact on how prospective buyers see your home. It is a great budget-friendly way to update your home instantly and give it the facelift it needs.

As you know, curb appeal is the first impression you are making on prospective buyers. Therefore, it is critical that you take the time to make sure everything is in working order and looks appealing. Changing your front door hardware and giving it a fresh coat of paint can change the entire look of your exterior and provide exactly the first impression you want. In fact, painting the front door black makes a strong statement and has a way of drawing buyers in as well as modernizing the look of a home.

Instead of tearing out your whole kitchen, simply repaint cabinet faces and add new hardware. Done well, your kitchen will look updated at minimal cost. You could also try this technique with built-in cabinets, bathroom vanities as well as old furniture that needs a lift.

The paint color you select for your cabinets should have a direct connection to everything in the room. Hold up different paint swatches to the current wall color, your flooring and counter tops to see what will play well with the other elements in the room. For the broadest appeal, I suggest staying in the white and neutral family when painting your cabinets.

When selecting hardware, take into consideration the style of your home. Make sure you choose something with simple, clean lines that will appeal to the most people possible. The safest finish option would be a brushed nickel or chrome depending on how modern your home is.

These are simple tricks you can use to update your home without blowing your budget. Whether you are doing improvements to stay or to sell, you will be amazed at how this technique can transform your space.

When you decide to put your home on the market, call Queen City Staging to help you sell faster and for more money.