#31: Design to SmellNothing is worse than a smelly home, so make it fresh. "Before an open house, open up all of the windows and air the house out. Boil cinnamon, bake cookies, bake bread — do anything you can to have the air smelling fresh and clean,"
advises designer Lisa LaPorta.
Carpenter Chad Lopez offers another idea for bringing in some pleasant scents: "You can actually buy, from the paint store, scent packets, which you add to the paint before you paint the walls. As time goes by, they will gradually release a scent."