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How to prepare your Home to sell

Planning a big move this year? Whether you plan to downside, are looking for a bigger garden or are even planning to emigrate we've got tips on how to help you make your home look it's very best.

Add mirrors

Mirrors will make your home feel much bigger and help to bounce natural light around room.  Adding mirrors across from windows will trick the eye and feel like there's another window.

Charlton Mirror 

Removing Bold Wallpaper

A little colour and pattern is perfectly fine in a room when trying to sell but if it's too busy or every wall is covered it can be a little daunting to prospective buyers, especially if they aren't on the lookout for a project. Although you don't need to remove all the style, we suggest toning the colour palette down so it's easier for buyers to imagine what they'd do and where they'd place their furniture.

 Ltu Lag P1

Curb side appeal

An un-kept garden won’t be a deal breaker to most but it signal to buyers that the house may need work and won’t put them at ease.  The front of your house is the first thing viewers will see so it's important that it looks its best.  Before letting anyone view your home, be sure to tidy as much as possible, trim trees, remove weeds, finish any odd jobs such as fixing fence panels etc.  As well as the preening the garden, we suggest taking a step back and looking at the front door.  Is it clean? Does it need re-painting?

 Curb Side

Fresh Ambiance

Adding fresh flowers will help to brighten up your home and add a subtle fragrance.  This is also important if you have any pets, and it's always a good idea to open windows for a little while just before a viewing to let fresh air in.  Other ways to add subtle scents are freshly brewed coffee, baking and candles.

Mayfair Floral Mirror

Refresh your Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most expensive parts of our home to update, so sometimes it makes more sense just to make it look as presentable as possible and let the new buyers make their own style choices.  There are many ways to give your kitchen a new look without spending a fortune.  Depending on your kitchen units you could paint the cabinets a fresh new colour. You can update other parts of the kitchen such as the worktops or handles relatively cheaply; it also helps to have some stylish window dressings such as blinds or patio curtains. 


Joanna Whitworth

Home Decor enthusiast and employee of Plumbs Loose Covers and Reupholstery.

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