26 Mar Is Your Home Irresistible to Potential Buyers?
Thinking of selling your property? Have you done all you can to appeal to the widest possible audience? Here are some tips to help you to enhance your home, making it truly irresistible.
Create a blank canvas
Help the purchaser to visualise your home as their home. A neutral colour scheme has instant appeal and provides a feeling of space.
Opt for neutral shades by giving your home a lick of paint and replacing vivid or intense colours with a more subtle palette. New curtains and blinds are an affordable way of creating a background just perfect for someone to stamp their personality upon. Combining textures can be just as alluring as colour without being too obvious but if you really struggle with moderate surroundings, introducing pops of colour with scatter cushions is a great way to satisfy your thirst for expression.
Whether opting for curtains, blinds or both, Gilroy Interiors can help you to choose just the right fabric and treatment for your windows. As we make everything in our own workroom, we can create precisely the style you wish for. Our team of experts are on hand to help you every step of the way and guide you through our fabric library. Gilroy Interiors ‘Luxaflex Gallery’ showrooms in Gerrards Cross & Hitchin are also home to the latest in window blind technology.
For a look that whispers softly, Richmond Hill Weaves by Sanderson is a subtle collection of woven fabrics using small scale patterns. The cotton & linen fibres give a natural feel and a soft drape.
A sheer blind like this one from Luxaflex lets the light in but will conceal any unsightly views such as a busy road or brick wall.
De-cluttering is definitely recommended; it will provide more space and show off your home to its full potential as well as reduce possible distractions to the viewer (also cuts down the packing later on). Would be purchasers may want to look inside cupboards so keeping these clutter free will highlight the convenience of desirable storage space.
Small rooms benefit from having less furniture and give a feeling of space. Try to remove unnecessary items of bulky furniture, if your table folds down then keep it folded during viewings, the difference can be astounding.
Give your home a real sparkle – everything will look so much more inviting. Clean windows, glass surfaces and taps to make your home brighter. Ensure everywhere is well aired. Fresh flowers and plants clean the air and bring added vitality to your home. If any rooms are a little dark, place a mirror opposite the window to reflect the light. Position lamps in any shadowy corners and once lit they will transform an otherwise gloomy area. If you have a fire consider lighting it (weather permitting), there’s nothing quite like the charm of an open fire.
If you have a garden, this may be the first impression of your home so apply the same concepts as you would for indoors. De-clutter and remove all unnecessary items. Ensure that lawns, borders and hedges are neat & tidy. Viewers will already be feeling positive vibes even before reaching the front door!
With a little effort and a relatively small investment you have the potential to add thousands to the value of your property.