Decorating your home on a budget

Discussion in 'Increasing the value of your property' started by totallyproperty, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. totallyproperty

    totallyproperty Administrator Staff Member

    Whether you are looking to sell your property or you are looking to give your house a revamp, decorating your home on a budget is on the surface very attractive but you need to ensure you are not compromising quality for cost. This is especially relevant if you are decorating your home to sell as while there will be many simple tasks which you can complete yourself, leave the finishing touches to the experts!

    You may find that less than perfect decorating will have an impact upon those viewing your property and while money might be tight at the moment a few hundred pounds could make a major difference. It could literally be the difference between selling your property and remaining in your home for many years to come. Finding a balance is the tricky part!

    What advice would you give someone looking to sell their property?
     
  2. Kristine

    Kristine New Member

    The most important thing you can do to prepare your property for sale is to get rid of clutter. Make a property rule that for every new item that comes in, an old one has to leave. One of the major contributors to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. When professional staggers descend on a home being prepped for market, they often whisk away as much as half the owner's furnishings, and the house looks much bigger for it. You don't have to whittle that drastically, but take a hard look at what you have and ask yourself what you can live without.
     
  3. Veronica

    Veronica Administrator

    Its also important to de-personalise.
    Put all those family photos away. Buyers do not want to see all the pictures of family weddings, children and grandchildren, it makes it harder for them to visualise themselves in your home.

    De-cluttering and de-personalising cost nothing. A little bit of paint to cover the patches where you have removed the pictures from the walls puts the finishing touches to the job.
     
  4. totallyproperty

    totallyproperty Administrator Staff Member

    I totally agree - if you can give someone a "blank" canvass from which to work then it will let their own ideas flow. If you have your own style, your own colours, etc it can put potential buyers or tenants off your property.
     
  5. JenniferKelly

    JenniferKelly New Member

    I completely agree with you, rather than just buying new furniture's and keeping the old one, which is completely a scrap. It will be nothing but collection of scrap, which may decrease the value of property. So it's better to keep the property in the pleasing way, so that it can help you to generate profit.
     
  6. MaryJcobs

    MaryJcobs New Member

    yes it is important to re modify the property before the sell for better dealing with property buyer
     
  7. jcasey

    jcasey New Member

    Yeah, budget is a really important factor when it goes to your property choice.
     
  8. shinystar

    shinystar New Member

    A re modified or even a well painted home attracts buyers which boosts the appearance and the sale of the property.
     
  9. nmb

    nmb Well-Known Member

    First of all you need to make sure the property looks attractive from the outside otherwise it will be difficult to change the first impression of an untidy look. Many people fall into the trap of assuming that decorating a property is expensive. A relatively small amount of money spent wisely can have a significant impact upon your chances of selling the property.
     
  10. Preeti Sharma

    Preeti Sharma New Member

    A well designed home is always the first choice for any kind of customers. This helps in the easy sale of the property.
     
  11. Who thinks it is more important to de-personalise a property for sale or make it as striking as possible.

    Personally I would prefer a property where I can add my own stamp - kind of like a blank canvass.
     
  12. Longterminvestor

    Longterminvestor Active Member

    The main thing when decorating a house to rent to someone else is to resist the temptation to decorate it how you would like it. Ensure it is neutral.
     
  13. saradanyal

    saradanyal New Member

    If you are going to revamp your home, make sure you do all this.

    Use what you've got.
    Do a chuck out.
    Go neutral.
    Go to different parts of town.
    Use your imagination.
    Split costs with a stylish friend.
    Shop wisely and well.

    Do as much as DIY you can. This can saves a lot on your budget.
     
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