Let your home make an impact
DRESSING for success doesn’t always apply to what we wear.
The way we style our homes can make all the difference to how others perceive them and, in turn, how much they are willing to pay for them.
It is a principle that interior design expert and The Living Room presenter James Treble has seen play out time and time again.
“We don’t buy houses, we buy homes,” he says.
“I’ve bought houses with oversized furniture and the wrong colours. I can see past that because that’s my job, but most people can’t.”
He says focusing on things such as furniture placement and the right colours can make all the difference.
“You want to flow through a space rather than find it difficult to manoeuvre around,” Treble says.
Accent pieces are simple and cost-effective additions that will give your home character, Treble says.
“The biggest mistake people make is they go safe and go beige with beige with beige. You need to inject a bit of personality and fun,” he says.
If renovating the biggest value-adding rooms in the home – the bathroom and kitchen – are not an option, focus on the finer details.
“Look at replacing the vanity, updating the mirror, changing the toilet seat and updating the tapware,” Treble says.
“In the kitchen, look at the taps and sink. Splashback tiles are also something that can be replaced.”
Treble will be delving more into this topic at the Sydney Home Show where he will host the seminar Stylish Tips and Tricks to Add Value to Your Property from October 28 to 30. See more details at sydneyhomeshow.com.au
Valuable rooms: the kitchen and bathroom of the award-winning Aurora display home James Treble (pictured) designed with Buildcraft Constructions.