The Stars Of Unsellable Houses Say This Once-Trendy Feature Is Dating Your Home

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When it comes to selling your home, it's not always as simple as just taking photos and listing it. There are simple ways to get your home ready to sell, like decluttering and adding fresh scents. But for many, especially those on HGTV's "Unsellable Houses," there is a lot more to it. Real estate pros Linsday Lamb and Leslie Davis, who host the show, know what it takes to bring a home from unsellable to getting multiple offers. According to the twins, there is a specific design element that may be keeping your home from selling at full price: the outdated light fixtures.

While walking through a home during a Season 4 episode, Lamb and Davis point out that the fixtures are from the 80s or 90s and are not doing the home any favors. "It just automatically dates the house," Lamb says (via There are some 80s trends that people want to see come back, but unfortunately, the brass chandelier hanging in your entryway isn't one of them.

Updating your light fixtures can make a big difference

When you renovate your home for a sale, or even for your own pleasure, you may skip over the things hanging on your ceiling. But, according to Lindsay Lamb and Leslie Davis, your light fixtures are something you don't want to forget. "Some of the easiest things that we suggest on a fairly regular basis are to paint and switch out old hardware and outdated light fixtures," the sisters told Seattle Refined. "Just updating those can make a dramatic difference in a home."

If you want to update your fixtures, start with your entryway and move inward. The entryway light is often overlooked, but it is the first impression of your home. Once you determine your updated style, carry that throughout the home, from your kitchen fixtures to dining fixtures and even the lights in the bedrooms and bathrooms. Light fixtures can be inexpensive and range from around $30 to over $300 or more, depending on your style. This update is one all homeowners should consider when modernizing their homes.

Light fixtures to bring your home into this century

If you are looking at your entryway and are instantly transported back to the 80s or 90s, it's time for an upgrade. Choosing the right fixture to appeal to buyers can give instant life to your home. If you're looking for something that gives the house a farmhouse feel, Lindsay Lamb and Leslie Davis of "Unsellable Houses" have staged homes using this farmhouse chandelier on Amazon for just about $70. If you want something more classic, this lantern pendant from Amazon for under $200 has also been used by the twins.

As for the rest of your home, make sure you are keeping the design consistent in each room. To keep the farmhouse vibes going, consider matte black lights for the kitchen, like these pendant lights from Amazon for $100. If the style you're going for is more boho, Lamb and Davis have used this wood-beaded chandelier from Amazon, an excellent choice for the dining room. Or, consider this gold bathroom light from Amazon, ideal for those wanting to add more classic chic vibes. Whichever style you choose, updating your light fixtures is sure to make your home more appealing to buyers.