How many times have you inspected a property and thought the interior looked dark and small? At Yellow House Interiors we think white is great for lifting the appearance of an interior, making it look bright, light and airy. From walls to furniture white can hide imperfections and can make the overall room feel bigger. White not only adds a contemporary feel but makes the interior look clean and fresh, great for transforming a space or selling a property. Here are some fantastic products on the market that will make your home shine:
Scoop Pendant Light, Stephanie NG Design
Bloomingville Wall Clock, Design Stuff
Elk Occasional Chair, Coco Republic
White Egg Lake Vase, Alfresco Emporium
Atami Screen Cushion, Bandhini
No.18 Dining Chair, Thonet
San Fran Deco Coffee Table, Coco Republic
If you need some advice on how to make your property look its best then please call Kathryn from Yellow House Interiors on 0412 579 330. We would love to hear from you!
JUST PLAIN WRONG: Furniture makes a small room smaller
When I am faced with showing a vacant property I prep every buyer before they inspect the property with this reminder – “An empty room is a smaller room”. But who believes a real estate agent?!
I strongly encourage every Beach & Bay seller to furnish a room, because without fail, if they do not, I guarantee buyers will make the comment that the room is small, in fact too small for their requirements and that great first impression is lost. Not only that, a buyer will go on to say “Imagine how small the room will be once furnished! “ This is so wrong but it’s hard to convince a buyer of this. Buyers need to see to believe.
Recently I had the situation where 2 identical properties were for sale by the same owner, one was furnished and one was not. I would show buyers through the first unfurnished apartment and, like clockwork, their initial reaction would be “Oh the bedrooms are small, will they fit a double bed?” Tape measures would come out, criticisms would be made…Then I would take them to see the identical but furnished apartment and their reactions would be positive, no concerns about fitting a queen bed (maybe even a king) and tape measures would come out again but this time to actually confirm that indeed the rooms were exactly the same size as the other unfurnished apartment.
A furnished room shows dimension which in turn makes the room look bigger and it shows the buyer clearly the functionality of a room. I’m not encouraging clutter, because a cluttered room is a disaster for presentation and of course can make a room look diminished. What I am encouraging though is hiring furniture, or if finances are tight, borrowing core pieces of furniture for rooms, a bed or a desk or a sofa from a friend or neighbour.
Just remember, I can guarantee:
An empty property is a smaller roomed property = a harder sale = longer sale = reduced sale price
Are you looking at selling your property? Yellow House Interiors could be just the help you need. We specialise in making your home look beautiful and most importantly irresistible to potential buyers. Our aim is to maximise your sale price through styling, de-cluttering and transforming your property to look it’s best.
Here is a sneak peek at some great products on the market now. Mix and match them with existing pieces or freshen up your space with just a couple.
Clockwise from left:
1. Tall & Short Chevron Vases, Have You Met Miss Jones
2. Oskar Coffee Table, Dwell
3. Petra Throw, Citta Design
4. Black Prints, Lumiere Art & Co
5. Black and White Cushions, Yellow House Interiors
Here at Yellow House Interiors helping you get your property ready for sale is our specialty. Investing in the look of your property before it goes on the market can increase your sale price substantially and take the stress out of selling. Here are some quick fixes that will help you property standout from the crowd!
De-clutter and simplify
Now is the time to look at your property with open eyes. Buyers look for fresh open spaces that appear bigger and light. Remove any unnecessary furniture and household items. These become a distraction to the buyer and will make inspections more difficult with numerous people viewing the property at any one time.
Clean and Sparkle
Make you property shine. Clean all surfaces including windows, skirting boards, cupboard doors, and light fittings. Make your property look the best it can be. Buyers will feel a sense of confidence if the property looks well maintained. A little elbow grease goes a long way!
Paint, Paint, Paint
One of the most important preparations that you can do for minimum cost. Painting will give your property an immediate lift. Opt for neutral tones in white or very light warm grey. Stick to the theory that light is bright and you can’t go wrong!
Once you have given your property some much needed TLC it’s time to bring in the experts!