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TOP 5 TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE

TOP 5 TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR HOUSE FOR SALE
Interior designer Carol Yates talks us through her top 5 tips for preparing your house for sale.

1. De–clutter

Sounds obvious but clutter detracts from the feeling of space, especially in kitchens and children’s bedrooms as it may look as if you as if you don’t have enough storage. Re-organise by using up cupboard/ wardrobe space if you can - tidy toys away into large pretty baskets.

2. Freshen up Décor

Use paint to touch up existing walls or create a feature wall to add some colour and character to a room. The current colour trends this spring are soft pastels, sage greens and plaster pinks which add warmth and calmness to an interior.

3. Let rooms “Breathe” and Maximise Space

Remove any furniture pieces that are superfluous - store that large comfy reclining chair or that exercise bike that sits in the corner.  In a way it is important to try to neutralise your home to help potential buyers visualise themselves living there. No home needs to be a showhome of course, but maximising space and light with the least amount of clutter is definitely more appealing!

4. Tidy up the Garden

Create an outdoor seating area if you can and invest in some lovely hanging baskets or doorstep pots with flowers – first impressions count.

5. Finishing Touches

Fresh flowers and candles as additions to a clean, fresh and tidy home is the final touch worth investing in your home.