Selling Your Home? Redecorate THESE Rooms First

October, 2017

You’ve made the decision to move home and put your house on the market. That’s great! Before you start stripping off wallpaper and ordering paint in preparation for property photographs and viewings, read this.

Focus your efforts

But before people start arriving for viewings, it’s natural that you’ll want to make sure your property is looking its best. After all, you want to get the best possible price for your home and a well presented home is more likely to attract buyers.

But if you thought that you needed to redecorate every room in your home to attract potential buyers – think again. You don’t have to go to the expense of decorating every inch of your home, focus your efforts on a few key areas instead and increase the aesthetic appeal of your property without sky-high decorating bills.

Bathroom

Bathrooms rank highly on most buyers’ ‘must-have’ lists. If your bathroom suite is in good shape but the décor of the room is bringing everything down, a lick of fresh paint can do wonders for a dull and dreary bathroom – try to pick light, neutral colours.

If you don’t have the budget (or need) to replace your suite, don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to make your bathroom feel more inviting. Make sure any mouldy sealant around showers cubicles and baths is removed and replaced, purchase new matching towels and bath mats to give the room a style injection, and be sure to clean the bathroom from top to bottom before each viewing. Nothing puts buyers off more than bathroom mirrors streaked in toothpaste and clumps of hair in the bath!

Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home. We tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and as a result, it’s often one of the first rooms to see wear and tear. At a minimum, give your kitchen walls and ceiling a fresh coat of paint and change or clean the light bulbs to maximise light – it’s incredible how much cooking residue can stick to kitchen light bulbs and reduce the amount of light emitted into the room.

Need to redecorate your kitchen? Struggling to find colour scheme inspiration? Here are some fresh and modern ideas for your kitchen colour scheme.

Hallways

Ok, you caught us. Technically, your hallway is not a room. However, hallways do form one of the most important areas of any home. Hallways usually lead off from your home’s key entry points – such as the front or back door. As such, they are one of the first areas guests see when they enter your home.

First impressions count, so you need to be confident that the first impression your home gives is clean, inviting and appealing. Give the walls a lick of paint, replace town or scuffed wallpaper, and pay close attention to the skirting boards around the entryways. Is it damaged or scuffed? If so, replace or repair as required. 

If you’re looking to sell your home in north Manchester or south-east Lancashire, Weale & Hitchen can help. We have over 25 years’ experience selling homes, with unrivalled knowledge of the local area. Our sales process takes all the hassle out of selling your home, covering everything from valuations and photography to viewings and the final sale. Book your free valuation today using our online contact form.

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