You may love that red feature wall in the living room, but it might not be quite to your potential buyers’ taste. The most effective way to style your home is to neutralise your space with lick of paint.
Choose neutral paint colours, such as whites, creams and light greys to freshen up your walls and hide any scuff marks or small chips. You can even go as far as re-painting cupboard doors or tiles to update your kitchen and bathroom.
The next step is to de-clutter.
The goal is to make rooms look bigger by removing unnecessary furniture and knick knacks that make a room feel overdone and messy.
For inspiration check out furniture catalogues and design magazines. Consider adding inexpensive design accessories such as scatter cushions, lamps, picture frames and fresh flowers.
With any house sale it is paramount the kitchen and bathroom look clean, fresh and neat. Remove excess clutter from bench tops. Don’t overlook inside the cupboards though.
Any interested buyer will want to check cupboard space so it’s no good having a clean exterior if inside your cupboards is dirty and messy.
If your budget stretches a little further then you might consider minor improvements that can be done quickly by a home handy person. A fresh coat of paint can make the world of difference to tired walls and ceilings and will get rid of any lingering smells. Updating old and damaged blinds and light fittings will instantly lift a room that is looking a little dated.
A complete bathroom or kitchen renovation is not only costly but takes time. Sometimes replacing one or two items such as tap ware, bathroom vanity or shower screen, along with a fresh coat of paint, can instantly freshen these rooms.