How To Add $30,000 To Your Property in 1 Weekend
The BG Property Styling team recently had the opportunity to work with Real Estate Agent Geoff Grist of McGrath Mosman on a one-bedroom apartment in a fabulous location at Cammeray. Our client spent $2,000 on us, the paint, the light fittings, a cistern, and carpet — and this investment resulted to a $30,000 over and above all expectations! Clearly, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to improve a home and make it more sellable. And you don’t have to have a big space either!
In this post, we will be sharing some simple steps to maximise your space and get your property ready to sell:
1. Use the same colour scheme throughout a small space. Make the room feel larger by painting it the same colour as the area close to it. If you are dealing with a small kitchen, for example, you can use the same colour as the dining room or lounge area adjacent to it. This will make the two spaces feel more like one, showing more openness and spaciousness.
2. Keep contrast low. This means that walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture should be in similar tones. You can still bring colour in though with your accessories though – cushions, artworks, centerpieces, etc. Pick a theme colour and sprinkle that subtly throughout your space. We used red and black as accent colour to the Cammeray property.
3. Use furniture in proportion to the size of the property. Consider choosing a chaise for a sofa or swapping your king-size bed for a regular double. However, keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that ALL your accessories need to be small. Few larger accessories may work much better to make the space cosy than many small ones. Think of the function of the furniture. Consider using them for multiple purposes – ottomans that will hold blankets or tables that have fold-down sides for dining room that can also be used as an office desk if necessary.
4. Work out an Arrangement. Part of making a small space look bigger is to keep the clutter at a minimum. Put everything small away and hang only a few pictures on the wall. Keep the floor open and free so traffic can flow easily through the rooms.
Since floor space is limited, storage might be a problem. Add size-wise storage solutions where possible and make sure the space is kept neat for showings. Maximise use of your vertical space. Narrow bookcase and cabinets can be used for practical storage and for display.
5. Maximise natural light with well-placed mirrors. Lighting is a great way to add interest and visual space in a small space. Open window shades and avoid using dark drapes or curtains. Hang a mirror on strategic locations to reflect natural light. Use warm light from lamps and if possible, feature lighting too where needed.
These are only a few of the SIMPLE and INEXPENSIVE changes we can do to add $30,000 value to your property.
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