(PRWEB) June 10, 2014
Popular HGTV home remodeling expert Jonathan Scott, one-half of the brother duo on “Property Brothers” and “Brother vs Brother” is letting you in on some of his favorite, low-cost tips for making any home look like a million bucks this summer, no matter what your budget.
Even in his high-end remodels, Jonathan says the key to keeping décor costs down is using inexpensive thrift store and flea market finds. Sometimes it’s even as simple as using furniture already in the home and giving it a much needed cleaning to give household items a like-new look.
“I always tell my clients there’s no need to spend big bucks on new items. Get creative and have some fun with it. Something I do all the time is shop around at thrift shops, online or even the street for pieces I can upcycle.”
If you don’t have the budget for a summertime remodel, Jonathan says the next best thing is painting the walls and scrubbing down surfaces like floors and countertops, which can resemble a small renovation.
“Expert home-stagers know that squeaky-clean windows, floors, fixtures and walls instantly add appeal and value to any home. I’ve seen well-staged homes sell for up to twenty thousand dollars above the asking price.”
To get your home spotless for summer, Jonathan suggests using the same cleaner for multiple projects, which makes cleaning fast and efficient.
“I’m excited to partner with Tide on its first-ever product designed to be used inside the laundry room and around the home - Tide Oxi Multi-Purpose Stain Remover. It has more than 225 household uses, so whether you need to clean carpet, upholstery, dingy patio furniture or bathroom grout - all you have to do is ‘Tide That.’”
Jonathan says a spotless home is especially critical if you’re planning to put your home on the market. Another low cost but impactful change is adding some color to the landscape.
“Plant flowers near the mailbox, or place a few pots of flowers on the front porch to add a welcoming touch and enhance your curb appeal with potential buyers.”
Jonathan’s bottom line: to give your home a new look this summer without breaking the bank, transform your home by giving common household items and areas of the home a good cleaning, and look for budget-friendly décor items..
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