Updating a Tuscan Style Home: How to Add Value Before Listing

When it comes to home staging and styling a Tuscan-style home, there are a few things you can do to add value before listing. Tuscan homes were all the rage throughout the late 90s and 2000s, and many people who own these homes are now looking to list them. If you’re one of these homeowners, or if you’re looking to purchase a Tuscan-style home, it’s important to understand the value of updating it before putting it on the market or signing a purchase agreement.

Here are some tips to help you update your Tuscan-style home and add value:

Lighten Up Dark Walls with Fresh Paint

Typical colors used in Tuscan-style homes were dark and heavy, such as deep reds, browns, and greens. While these colors can give a home a warm and cozy feeling, they can also make it feel dated and dark. A great way to lighten up the walls of your Tuscan-style home is to repaint them in a light color such as white or beige. Close attention should be paid to the fixed elements of the home, such as floors before picking a new wall color. If the floor in the home has warm undertones, pick a color that will complement it, the same if the floors are cool. Adding fresh paint to your home is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update it and add value.

Snowbound by Sherwin Williams is one of our favorite go-to paint colors to update the space and it will complement both warm and cool tones.

Update Your Home’s Light Fixtures and Hardware

Another way to update your Tuscan-style home is by updating the light fixtures and hardware. Homebuyers are often drawn to homes with updated features, and light fixtures and hardware are no exception. Tuscan-style homes tend to include dark hardware and light fixtures (like wrought iron and overly traditional style), and while some of these can be quite beautiful, they can also appear dated. Homebuyers are often looking for sleek and modern updates, so it’s a good idea to update your home’s light fixtures and hardware before putting it on the market. This is a quick fix with a BIG impact.

Use Furnishings to Bridge Old & New

One of the easiest ways to update a Tuscan-style home is by using furnishings to bridge the old and new. Homebuyers are often looking for homes that represent a sense of style, but that also have updated features. Tuscan-style homes can often appear dated because of their heavy use of fixed elements like dark walls and hardware. By using modern furniture and accessories, you can help bridge the gap between the old and new and make your home more appealing to potential buyers.

A great way to do this is by using neutral furniture as a base and adding pops of color and interest with accessories. Homebuyers are often looking for move-in-ready homes, so taking the time to update your home’s style can be well worth it.

When staging a vacant home in this style, we make sure that all the furnishings brought in will complement the home’s traditional Tuscan architecture with a more modern feel. Using transitional style furniture and accessories will help to show the home in the best light.

Styles come and go but there is always a way to add value and update a home, no matter what the style. If you’re looking to list your Tuscan-style home or are in the market for one, be sure to keep these tips in mind!

If you need support preparing your Tuscan-style home for its best sale price, let’s chat.

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MDC Team

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