Tips to get your home ready for sale!

Tips to get your home ready for sale! One of the main focal points in many homes are fireplaces, here are some inexpensive ideas on how to transform your old brick fireplaces fromm drab to wow.

Do you have an over powering brick fireplace that sticks out like a sore thumb?

Here's an easy way to tone it down with paint. Use a rag or brush to rub a light coat of paint on the bricks, one at a time. This will give them a new tone without covering them completely. And, if you use a paint color that matches the walls your fireplace will go from sticking out to standing out.

Updating an old firplace screen is a cheap (and quick)fix.

Need to turn an unattractive fireplace into a selling feature? First, that dated brass screen has got to go. Give the fireplace a good cleaning, scrubbing it with soap and water. After removing the screen and wiping it down to get rid of the dust, mask off the windows so you won't get paint on them. Then, using a can of heat resistant spray paint give the screen a facelift. Hold the can about 18 inches away, and use long, even strokes. For less than $5, you will have a new look for your fireplace screen that'll keep your sale from going up in smoke.

Kathy Ferguson

Kathy Ferguson

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Desert Hills Realty (2010) Ltd.
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