Spend A Little, Get A Lot #3

earnerOpt for neutral paint and carpets but add splashes of color with area rugs, napkins, flowers, pillows, curtains, drapes and towels.

Make the fireplace a focal point – polish your fireplace tools and arrange logs in the fireplace.  On cold days, light a welcoming fire.

Selling a vacant house?  Consider renting a few pieces of furniture to create a cozy atmosphere.

Just before showing your house, turn on all the lights – including closet and oven lights, and those over the stove and kitchen counters.  This makes the house look bigger and brighter.

Place a small rug in front of doors leading outside so visitors can wipe their feet, particularly if it is raining or snowing.

To give your house an inviting aroma, pour a small amount of vanilla extract on a cookie sheet and place in a warm, NOT HOT, oven.

Have you seen something that you thought was a great idea when you’ve visited an open house?