April 's Stephens Blog


5 Ways to Make Your Home Shine This Spring


1. Amp up your curb appeal!

Curb appeal may sound daunting, but there are several easy ways to make your home stand out on your block. While landscaping is an important part of curb appeal, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to do a complete (and often expensive) overhaul. For instance, in lieu of several plants, add high plants in striking planters to add height and draw the eye in towards the front of your home. You can also add grandeur with a home number refresh or a fresh coat of door paint!


2. Break out the duster.

Spring brings a variety of dust and pollen (we’ve seen the latter quite a bit in North Carolina recently!) so make sure you break out your best dusters to freshen up each room in your home. Don’t forget the tops of fans and cabinets and any window blinds.


3. Clear out the clutter and the junk drawers.

No spring refresh is complete without a little removal of clutter in your home. Go through old piles, junk drawers, and storage areas to remove anything that no longer serves a purpose.


4. Deep clean any carpets.

Almost every season can create wear and staining on your carpets, so deep cleaning is a must for the spring season. Deep cleaning removes stains and any lingering allergens, so let your carpets shine with the warm season!


5. Give paint and hardware a refresh

Is there a room on your home that’s feeling dull? Try refreshing or changing the color on the walls to maximize the natural light that the room receives. A new coat of paint can brighten the space and make it pop! If your cabinet handles or door knobs look a little too worn down, try to polish or shine them, or, try a new style to bring a new feel to the space.




What are your best spring cleaning tips? Share them with us in the comments below!


And if you’re thinking about selling this spring, these cleaning tips are a great way to get your home ready for the market! Give us a call today at 919-651-HOME for a free home equity evaluation or reach out to us here!

(Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash).

Comment balloon 4 commentsApril Stephens • April 20 2018 06:11PM


Great post it really is all about making the first impression a lasting one. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great weekend.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) over 1 year ago

These are some wonderful suggestions for would be sellers April. My biggest push is to de-clutter, de-clutter, declutter. I'm also big on enhancing the curb appeal. Doesn't take much money to get the front yard refreshed.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 1 year ago

These are great. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Golden1 Agents over 1 year ago

Hello April, great list of tips to make a home shine this Spring.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) over 1 year ago