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Most people use their home very differently in the summer than they do in the winter. When its cold outside homes are usually sealed off with every draft that can be kept out excluded, windows are covered with heavy drapes and no one looks outside at the back yard unless they want to check how much it snowed!
A summer home is very different though and the fact is that if your home is for sale it may need to be re-staged for the season in order to ‘set the mood’ for potential buyers. The good news is there are a few changes you can make around your home for sale that are simple and inexpensive and can give your home a summer staging makeover it needs.
Replace Your Curtains
Heavy curtains or drapes should be retired in the summer and replaced with something lighter and airier . For example, a stylish Venetian blind draped with gauzy panels of neutral coloured net can almost instantly make any room feel summery and invitingly cool and it looks great too.
Create an Outdoor Dining Space
The last thing that most people want to do on a warm summer evening is sit down to dinner in a hot stuffy kitchen or dining room, which is why so many home buyers are looking for a home with a great outdoor space, especially in a post COVID-19 in which ‘staycations’ will be the norm for some time.
Even if you only have the smallest porch, patio or patch of grass a small bistro table and a couple of chairs can be all it takes to create a simple outdoor dining space that will delight and impress.
Add Summer Everywhere
When you’re staging your home for summer, you can absolutely feel free to embrace the signs of the season. Lighten up your home with fresh flowers or other summery accents. Colorful towels will revitalize your bathrooms and kitchen and bright pillows will make your family room and bedrooms shine.
Replace Your Bug Screens
Buzzing, biting bugs are one of the most annoying things about summer. there is very little you can do about them when you are outside except wear a good insect repellent but you certainly don’t want them buzzing around the house, especially when it is being shown to potential buyers!
Before the summer begins make sure you check all of your window and door screens for holes and tears and replace them if they even have very small holes since the most insects are very little creatures that only need the tiniest of openings to get into your home.