The saying ‘my home is my castle’ is true for each of us, but when selling your property, is your castle going to meet the vision of a prospective buyers’ dream home?
While pastels may have been great in a long gone era, and Aunty Lola’s floral curtains may still be dear to your heart, it might be time to update the look and feel of your home to appeal to a broader, more up-to-date market.
Home stylist Vanessa gave us a few tips that, with a small investment now, may reap benefits to marketability and selling price.
The days of mum busy in the kitchen while family and friends entertain themselves in the formal dining room are a thing of the past. Open plan living and indoor/outdoor entertaining areas are the way to go.
You might consider knocking out a wall to open the space up, and bringing the outside in by installing fold back shutters to give that light, breezy open plan feel.
Freshen up the floors
Shag pile carpet is not a trend coming back anytime soon. It has to go. As does the worn out rugs, peeling vinyl floors and sometimes even the squeaky, damaged timber floorings that you installed when you first bought the place.
Installing a new floating floor system is a great way to introduce a modern new look to your home, and wow prospective buyers. While you can’t predict every individual’s personal taste, the most popular timbers at the moment are either the natural Australian timbers like Spotted Gum or Blackbutt; or oaks which offer a distinctive but neutral look and feel.
The little details
If the idea is to get your property to a place where buyers can walk in and imagine living in the space, you need to take care of the little things. No-one wants to buy a place where they’re already writing a To-do list before their unpacked. The following are always good go-tos if you’ve got limited time and budget:
- Kitchen fixtures and appliances
- Air conditioning
- Painting & wall coverings
- Plumbing & fittings