Shannon  McCaffrey

Shannon McCaffrey

Broker of Record/Owner

McCaffrey Realty Inc., Brokerage

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Transform Your Home With These 3 Tips

 Giving your home a facelift might seem scary at first. You may be thinking things like: “I don’t know anything about renovations or construction” or “I don’t have an eye for design at all”.

We’re here to say those thoughts don’t matter at all! These easy tips are straightforward and if you mess up, don’t worry, it's fixable. And think of it as a learning experience! 

1. A fresh coat of paint

A coat of paint can go a really long way. If you still love the current colour and the walls just need a touch-up, that’s great! For walls that you’re no longer crazy about, refresh the room with a neutral tone. This allows you to work with so many new colours in the space. 

It's recommended that you talk to an expert about a gloss versus a matte finish. Also, consider washable walls if you have small children who like to get their handprints everywhere! A mold-resistant paint is commonly used in bathrooms and basement rooms where there’s a potential for such threats.

2. Install new window coverings

New window coverings can make a large change in any room. 

Replace older styled window coverings like long curtains and Venetian blinds with more modern options like no-string pull-down blinds or shutters.

This change is sure to brighten up your space while keeping the light out!

3. Replace old light fixtures

Are you sick of seeing the same light fixtures that are faded and past their prime? If that sounds like you, think about replacing the light fixtures before you list your home. Replacing a light fixture can be very easy, only requiring a few simple tools.

You can usually find some elegant but inexpensive light fixtures at any big box home improvement supplier in Kingston or Belleville like Home Depot, Rona, Lowes ect.

If you were worried about selling your home because you knew it was a little outdated, there’s no longer any need to worry! This also helps you stand out through the clutter of real estate listings similar to yours but with no internal improvements. 

Looking to find an awesome start? Visit Threebirds Reno School and see what course best suit your needs. 

As you can see, it’s simple to do small improvements that speak loudly in your home. Interested in learning about more ways to improve your home before you list? Check out these resources!

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