Essential tips for staging your home
Keep it simple and uncluttered while providing a central focus for the room.
You can make your home warm and inviting, boosting your home’s value and increasing the speed of a sale. It’s difficult to get an objective view of your own home. You’ve been staring at its idiosyncrasies for years. So many issues have become unimportant as you’ve learnt to live with them, but they could be the very things that put a potential buyer off. surface. A plant, a lamp, a book. It helps create a greater sense of space.
That doesn’t mean leaving spaces like the mantelpiece and coffee table barren. When a room is over-packed with furniture, it can appear smaller. Size matters, even in a small house so capitalise on every centimetre of floor space by creating a look of spaciousness. Make sure buyers appreciate the size of each room by removing one or two pieces of furniture. If you have an overly large dining setting for the size of the dining room, borrow a smaller one for the duration. reasonably common since heat pumps took over the heating role, create another focal point such as interesting objects on a coffee table or a central painting that helps pull the room together. It’s a good idea to add a fresh coat of warm, neutral-colour paint in each room. The paint shop can help advise on contemporary colours. Then accessorise using your best, least worn items. Keep it simple, make sure it all smells fresh and keep it bright with high wattage light bulbs, just for the duration.
Make your bathroom feel luxurious by adding a new shower curtain or cleaning the shower glass meticulously. Add your best colour co-ordinated towels folded like motel towels with no end seams showing, and then add some fragrant soap. All your personal toiletry items should be out of sight, including the shampoo from the shower and toothbrushes etc. When the real estate photographs are taken, these items stick out like the proverbial. Add scented candles or a subtle air freshener.
If you have companion animals, clean their bedding frequently. Put it out of sight for the open home and spray a germicidal air freshener before each showing. Make the first impression count. From the footpath, stand and look at your home with fresh eyes. Put some time aside to remove any dead plants, pull out all the weeds, and hide any empty pots etc in a back shed.
Mow the lawns and trim the edges. If the garden is non-existent, add some potted colour by the front door.
Make sure the front door and step are clean and the house is washed down. The windows should sparkle and the paths be swept clean. Consider spraying with a bleach solution to remove moss, mould and lichen.
Add a new doormat (you can take it with you when you leave).
First impressions are hugely important.
They say a house sells in the first four seconds of viewing and the initial assessment puts a bias on the rest of the visit, so start at the front entrance.