Selling Your Home: Making the Fireplace the Main Feature

Selling Your Home: Making the Fireplace the Main Feature

The following is a contribution from another author.

When it comes to selling your home, you obviously need to present it in the best possible manner. You need to create an environment that will encourage people to buy. You need to make it possible for them to imagine themselves living there. One of the ways to do this is by highlighting the best parts of your home. With that in mind, read on to discover how you can use your fireplace to boost the appeal of your property.

How to make sure your fireplace is a selling feature

Fireplaces can be a bit tricky when it comes to home staging. If you are lucky, you won’t need to do anything to your fireplace, it will already be a winning feature. However, for a lot of us this is not the case, so what can you do?

The first place to begin is by dealing with the fireplace screen. You do not need to purchase a new one. To give your current screen a fresh look you can use a can of spray paint. Don’t forget to make sure it is heat-resistant!

Clean your fireplace thoroughly. Simply use soap and water and give it a good scrub. You need to get rid of all of the dust. Then, if you wish to enhance the current appearance of your fireplace, you should polish the bricks or use a stone enhancer. You may want to look into professional chimney sweep services if your fireplace requires more than a quick wipe over. This can help to ensure your fireplace is the best feature in the home.

Does your fireplace stick out like a sore thumb? Is it the first thing people notice, yet not for the right reasons? If your fireplace is overpowering, which can often be the case with those made from brick, a good way to tone it down is with paint. Add a light coat to each brick. Don’t completely cover the bricks. By doing this you give a new tone to your fireplace and it will fit in better with the style of your home.

Using your fireplace and other elements to create the perfect atmosphere

Let’s begin by generating an atmosphere in the photographs that are taken of your property. You should add little details that make your home look inviting and lived in. Strategically place a decorative freshly baked cake on your kitchen table. When it comes to your fireplace, ensure the logs are in use. This adds atmosphere and makes your home look much more appealing.

You should also take this approach when it comes to your house viewing. Nonetheless, whereas photographs are only based on sight, a viewing involves all of the person’s senses and therefore you need to be more careful. For example, a roaring fire can be far too warm, whilst baked goods give off a smell. So, how can you create the right atmosphere? Play some subtle and relaxing music, creating a comfy reading corner with a book laid down as if you are in the midst of it.



Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).


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