It looks like we will be selling up in the next 6-9 months. This means we have time to makes some final improvements.
We have a 3 bedroom Californian bungalow, 1 bathroom. Kitchen and bathroom renovated.
So far on our list;
- new roof
- fresh paint/carpet
- plant out the garden
- general tidy up of unfinished corners
In terms of configuration of rooms and styling what do people think will work better:
2 main bedrooms with double beds and study
1 main, 1 children's room and study
Other ideas and thoughts most welcome
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05-07-2015 18:11 #1
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05-07-2015 18:15 #2Senior Member
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I would style the rooms as 3 bedrooms. I would also recommend removing as much furniture as you can, really decluttering and simplifying things. Try to style/paint your house quite neutral so people can imagine their own furniture in it. My pet hate when inspecting a home is when people have cluttered houses. It makes the house feel smaller and I can't get past looking at all the mess.
05-07-2015 18:23 #3
Also question the new roof. You may spend 10k to only add 10k to final price.
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05-07-2015 18:24 #4
yep as little clutter as possible
fresh coat of paint is always good
style the rooms as bedrooms. neutral is always better. people can put their own touches.
if its the size of a bedroom, style it as a bedroom. If it is too small, then use it as an office.
tidy up the garden and keep it neat
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05-07-2015 18:27 #5
The roof is iron and needs replacing which we were doing anyway. We were doing it all but now doing it sooner than we thought.
05-07-2015 18:29 #6
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05-07-2015 18:35 #8
Agree with de-cluttering, even in cupboards. A large linen cupboard which is bursting at the seams will make people think "is this big enough for all of our stuff?" But if there is a bit of free space they'll think "wow plenty of space for our stuff!" That's what a real estate agent told us when we were selling ours.
Something I noticed when we were looking to buy was attention to detail. So kids finger prints on the walls in the hallway and dirty / poorly cleaned windows made me question how the home was maintained usually.
Don't spend much on your carpet, and get a light colour to make it look bigger but not too light because it will seem impractical.
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05-07-2015 18:46 #10
I would get furniture specialists in to match your decor to home (depending on your budget of course).
Declutter yes but still make it look like a home. You want to sell it to the market who it appeals too. (Iykwim). Also I would definitely finish it off or even just paint the roof of no leaks etc
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