How to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

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There is nothing wrong with wanting your home to look elegant and expensive, especially if you’re selling it. Every seller wants to get a higher price for his or her property. But if you are like most sellers too, you are probably not that excited about the thought of spending a lot for a home that will be someone else’s soon.

Don’t fret! There are ways to make your home look expensive without breaking your wallet! All it takes is patience and some creativity, and you’ll see, even the most inexpensive changes can make the biggest impact. Here are some great tricks that you can try:


In your months or years of stay in your home, you probably have not had the time to do some intensive cleaning on a regular basis, but if there is ever a perfect time to do it, that would be now. If there is one thing that all elegant homes have in common, whether they’re big or small, it is that they are all sparkling clean.

Thoroughly go through every nook and cranny of your house. Pay special attention to spots and areas that you may have overlooked over the time you lived there. Allot enough time for all tile surfaces, especially the grouting. If you can redo the grouting, that would be even better!


Interior designers always make use of lighting to lend an elegant ambience to a room and define certain areas in a bigger space. If your living room is quite spacious, you can define every area by using different lighting, too. For example, a lamp over your cozy reading nook would separate it from the rest of the room. Dimmer overhead lighting fixtures give a soft and warm glow to a room.


If you can’t afford to have a kitchen remodel, you can still achieve a fresher look by replacing all the hardware. If your old brushed steel handles and pulls are looking a little drab, replace them with bronze or gold ones. You may even try vintage or antique hardware which tend to have more personality.

You can also replace the faucets and shower heads. Of course, if you have enough budget to cover a replacement of your countertops or sinks, that would be great, too.


When it comes to giving your home an instant makeover, nothing can beat repainting. You can go with classic neutrals or give a wall panel a bold splash of colour for accent. If painting walls is too much work for you (and too costly), you can paint cabinets and drawers that you intend to include in the sale. Just make sure you do it tastefully.

These are just some of the things you can do to make your home appear more expensive. If you really want to up your game, a staging would be a great idea. Contact Tammy Samuels and we’ll have your home sold in no time!