So, you’re planning to sell your NC house in a few months, but you want it to look great while you still live there. We understand. After all, there’s no reason why you can’t live in an aesthetically appealing space even if your living situation is temporary.
Oftentimes, when folks think of making their house look great, they focus on curb appeal. While this is important (such as by landscaping your front yard), there are other places you may not have considered sprucing up. Case in point: Your walls.
Here are a few tips for keeping your walls looking snazzy before your next big move.
Pay attention to the framed pictures on your walls
There’s a right and a wrong height for hanging your pictures. A good rule of thumb is to hang them 57 inches above the ground. This keeps them at the average (adult) eye level.
You’ll also want to make sure you don’t have pictures clustered too close together. The ideal spacing between pictures is 3 to 6 inches. Keeping your pictures properly spaced will help declutter your walls.
Pick the right paint
The color of the walls in your rooms are one of the most noticeable aspects of a house.
According to HGTV, neutral colors, such as white, taupe, beige, or gray, are best to use throughout your entire house. As such, they say white paint works for the living room, bedroom, and kitchen. For the bathroom, they recommend a pale blue.
This Old House says the color should reflect how you want the room to feel. Blues and greens can be calming, yellows can be stimulating, and red can be overwhelming. In addition, it’s important to have a color scheme that fits well with your furniture.
Make sure your walls are clean
When prepping for your move, it can be easy to ignore your walls. But dirty walls can make a bad impression on your guests, should you have people over prior to moving.
Before you clean your walls, you should start off by dusting them. You can do a deep clean of your walls with various finishes by using a dampened soft sponge. And don’t forget to replace your plates and outlet covers if they are dirty.
Get rid of insects in your walls
It’s hard to enjoy great-looking walls if you know there are bugs scurrying within them. Unfortunately, many insects can live in your walls and come out in the open at inopportune times (like during dinner).
While this may require enlisting the help of an exterminator, you may be able to get rid of the pests on your own.
If you want to make this a DIY project, here are some steps from Hunker:
- Find a hole in the wall that a bug made
- Fill a plastic container a third of the way full of a dust insecticide
- Stick the tip of the bottle into the hole
- Squirt the insecticide inside the wall five or six times and be sure to squirt into cracks and crevices you may have in your wall
- Clean up the area around where you put the insecticide
- Throw away the plastic container
If all of this sounds overwhelming, or just seems too time consuming, leave your walls alone. If it doesn’t bother you too much, it may not be worth the effort. And when you are ready to sell, give us a chance to make an offer on your house as is. As cash buyers, if we like your house, we’ll make you an offer, even if your walls aren’t the prettiest. Contact us today to learn more.