Selling Your Home; Interior Design Trends
When preparing your home for sale it is important to make sure your home will appeal to your target buyer and that usually means you’ll need to do a little up-dating and refreshing and here are some of my most common recommendations.
FRESH PAINT. Nothing is more attractive to buyers than move-in-ready homes and neutral wall colours with freshly painted trim lets potential buyers see that they can move right in and not have to spend time and money painting. Your professional stager can recommend some great colour choices for you.
CONTEMPORARY DESIGN. I’m not saying that you must go out and buy/rent new furniture but it is important that your property feel more contemporary. Most of us have far too much furniture in our spaces and contemporary designs are very clean and uncluttered so, reduce the amount of furniture in your space and pre-pack most of the small items that clutter-up your space. When selling your home; less is more.
UPDATE WINDOW COVERINGS. It’s official, gone are the days of heavy draperies and fancy valances. If privacy is not an issue, consider removing window coverings completely. Change out your window treatments to simple and contemporary grommet-top panels and consider using panels to add width and height to your windows. Your stager can recommend the best option for your home and target buyer.
ON-TREND COLOUR. Adding a few accessories with pops of colour and trendy patterns can quickly and inexpensively up-date the look and feel of your home. When choosing accessories, look for one or two larger pieces rather than several small items, consider vases, cushions, candles or a throw to instantly up-date your space.
REPLACE FIXTURES. Nothing dates a bathroom more than vanity lighting and most can be easily changed out at very reasonable costs. Consider replacing dated ceiling fixtures with more modern looking flush-mounted ones
By investing a little time and money BEFORE listing your property you can save thousands in price reductions and carrying costs. Professional stagers can give you great design advice and recommend where to spend your time and money so that you get the best return on your investment.