Before you even think about making your home beautiful, you first need to buy a home. When buying real estate, make sure to avoid properties that have at least one of the following:
- Too many pungent or disgusting scents
- Badly done tiles and grout
- Wall and foundation cracks
- Signs of maintenance neglect
- Bodies of water or puddles around the property
- Creaking windows and lopsided window frames
- Mold and mildew
- Water and moisture damage
- Freshly painted walls and new rugs or carpeting
- Improvised and ineffective ventilation
Only bad real estate agents will sell you a piece of property with these problems. Also, make sure to compare the prices of the properties you find. The most expensive or cheapest isn’t always the best. It could be that the property is the worst of the lot, or the markup of the agent is too high for the property being sold.
Once you’ve bought the property, the next step is to work on its few kinks. For that, heed the following steps:
- Before anything else, clean your bathroom. An unclean bathroom left for days, weeks, or years can result to a grotesque sight — not to mention mold and mildew. Do not try to clean another room unless you’re finished here.
- Make sure that your kitchen can breathe 24/7. This means that you should install proper ventilation and open your windows to let air in and out. The kitchen produces a lot of humidity and odor, and you wouldn’t want those to stay in the house.
- Take nature home with you. Get some pots and vases and put some pretty flowers and indoor plants inside your house. Not only will they make your house look good, but they will also keep the air inside fresh.
- Invest in proper lighting. The biggest difference between a classy hotel hallway and a scary-looking alleyway is lighting. Be sure to get lightbulbs that are powerful enough to brighten up rooms. Also, do not scrimp on the fixtures. A naked lightbulb is boring and ugly.
- Eliminate all clutter all day, every day. Just a small piece of paper on the floor makes a room appear messy. Clean the house whenever you have an opportunity. Not only will doing so keep your home beautiful, but it will also keep you stress-free — cleaning can be therapeutic, as you may well know.