360renos - Home Improvement & Decor

How to make your home stand out when selling

We can help your house sell quickly and at a good price -- even in a slow market.

It takes a lot more than sparkling windows, scented candles and chocolate-chip cookies to sell a home in today's market.

Improvements should be made so that the property shows well, is consistent with the neighborhood and does not involve capital investments.

Beyond any doubt, the best investment you can make is new paint. Painting can make a room or an exterior fa├žade look brand-new, and totally transform the look and feel of a room or the entire residence. It is always wise to be somewhat restrained when choosing colors for a home-staging paint project. Avoid choosing colors that are too individual or flashy and favor neutral colors and schemes. This does not mean painting everything white, however.

Use subtle color schemes to accentuate the home's strengths and minimize weaknesses. Dark colors, for example, tend to make a room feel smaller, while lighter colors and pastels can make a room feel bigger.

There is another benefit to painting as well: the process of preparing the interior or exterior surfaces of a home for painting automatically allows us to go over the entire area receiving paint in great detail, and this can often expose items or areas requiring repair. It seems you always discover where the caulking has let go, where the wall is dinged.

It is always preferable that we discover and deal with these items before the real estate agent (or worse, the prospective buyer) points them out to you!

Dave - 360renos

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Back to Work ...

... after an awesome holiday of shredding the slopes of Whistler-Blackcomb.

Great freshened decor and color update. An older Ottawa home that still has the original 6" high and 3/4" thick baseboards. Very cool original detailed crown molding, door and window trim. Love the old architecture.

New shelving custom built to blend in with the original fireplace mantel and hearth.

What was done: Fabric selection for furniture, custom drapery, furniture layout, paint colours, all excellently co-ordinated by the designer.

Painted the Living & Dining Room, Foyer, Main floor hallway, 2nd floor stairway and 2nd floor hallway. Crown, baseboards and trim painted in high gloss white paint. Doors painted a high gloss black. Fireplace matel, surround and brick painted white. Brass firepalce surround painted flat black

Dave - 360renos