property styling - diy July 22 2019, 0 Comments

getting ready for selling your home

SOME PEOPLE LOOK FOR A BEAUTIFUL  PLACE
OTHERS MAKE A PLACE BEAUTIFUL
- hazrat inayat khan - 

 

here are our diy tips for preparing your home for your sales campaign


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- remove all clutter from every room and don't forget the cupboards

- reduce your personal belongings to a minimum such as photographs, personal care products, medications on bench tops, etc...

- toys, its the perfect time to cull and start packing them away for the move and the rest is neatly tucked away out of sight

- store away your paperwork neatly 

- remember to tidy the garage and shed

 

clean

 - the easiest to way lift your space it to give it a through clean including walls, windows and screens, window treatments, light fittings & ceiling fans, floors, deep cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms (don't forget the inside the cupboards), remove cobwebs, artwork and mirrors, vents

- calling in the professionals to clean your carpets and upholstery 

- freshen up pet and cooking odours 

 

prepare

- if cleaning the walls doesn't cut it, you may need to consider patching and painting for a fresh finish

- when your carpets are beyond repair, spending to replace them with an affordable neutral choice


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maintenance

- checking all your light globes and replacing any that are blown

- leaking taps should be fixed 

- repair broken door handles

 

street appeal

- keep all grass and gardens maintained and neat

- remove any clutter this includes any broken or damaged items

- don't forget to make sure the letter box is in good working order

- can your driveway do with resealing?

- find a discrete location for garbage bins

- look at the exterior paint and make sure that it is still looking good.  A simple clean may do the trick or a total refresh

- make sure the front door is clean and neat with no paint chipping and door handles are all in good working order

- don't forget the front entry is a place where styling can begin.  Think potted plants, door mat, furniture in the form of bench or outdoor setting - keep it stylish and simple

- make sure outdoor lighting is clean and functional and replace if required

- ensure windows and fly screens are clean and in good working order

 

backyard

- keep all grass and gardens maintained and neat

- remove any clutter this includes any broken or damaged items

- ensure windows and fly screens are clean and in good working order

- make sure outdoor lighting is clean and functional and replace if required

- look at the exterior paint and make sure that it is still looking good.  A simple clean may do the trick or a total refresh

- create an outdoor living space for dining and lounging, don't forget the layers here with cushions, throws, lanterns and potted plants to set the mood

- if you have a pool make sure its sparkling and inviting 

 

styling

- simple updates of cushions and throws can lift a tired chair or sofa

- indoor plants add life to a space 

- old floors and carpets can be forgiven with layered rugs

- mood lighting with lamps and candles

- look at your furniture placement, create a natural flow 

- consider your walls and update with art

- simple styling in the kitchen with everyday items like chopping boards, bowls, vases and cookbooks

- fresh towels in the bathroom, a plant or cutting and pretty soap will lift the space

- beds made with crisp linens and accent pillows and a throw to create a luxe layered look

 

If you still feel like you need to take it that bit extra check out our property styling page, we are here to help :) 



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