From ordinary to extraordinary
- 20th July 2023
- Selling Property News
5 creative ways to transform your property for sale
As a seller, you want prospective buyers to instantly fall in love with your property, which means waving your magic wand to turn it from ordinary to extraordinary to ensure it stands out from the crowd. Getting creative about how to do that is easier than you might think.
Make an unforgettable first impression
First impressions count, right? So make an impact to turn heads early. Repaint the front door in a vivid colour for a cheap and easy win. Or, if you aren’t feeling quite so bold, then add other eye-catching outside features instead. Perhaps an unusual but stunning potted plant – the advantage being it’s easy to take with you when you move – or a brightly painted letterbox.
Create a feature wall
Carrying on the attention-seeking theme, creating a feature wall is another easy way to create something memorable for prospective buyers once they are inside. Whether it’s a bright and bold paint colour or a dramatic wallpaper print, a feature wall is a great way to add impact. And the best thing is that it’s easy enough to redecorate one wall when the buyer moves in and decides that perhaps dalmatian-print wallpaper isn’t quite to their tastes after all!
Dress to impress
Dressing rooms is an essential part of making a property stand out, so don’t be afraid to get creative here either. Go beyond simply clearing out the clutter and tidying up. Instead lay a decadent table for dinner in the dining room (candelabras and all), a sumptuously cushioned and draped sofa in the sitting room, or create a bit of kitsch in the kitchen. Prospective buyers want to imagine themselves in-situ but creating a look for them to aspire to will also prove memorable.
Beg, borrow or invest in a statement piece or two
Do you have a friend with that one item that always draws comments from whoever sees it? It might be a stunning sheepskin rug or an antique armchair. Adding a true statement piece to a room can create an instant focal point that helps a room stand out. By begging or borrowing from a friend, all you need to do is make space for your head-turner (though if you do want to splash out on a piece you’ve fallen in love with and will move to your next property, we won’t stop you!). If your property has period features, then now is the time to show them off, drawing attention to their history and originality.
Get sparkly with lighting and mirrors
Lighting can be one of the biggest influencers of mood so don’t underestimate its impact when trying to create the wow factor. Whether it’s capturing the best of the morning sun through sparkling, streak-free windows, highlighting artworks with a well-positioned spotlight, or bouncing light around the room with mirrors to create the illusion of space, light can also help transform the ordinary into something extraordinary.
Here at ludlowthompson we have 30+ years of experience selling London properties, so have seen both the ordinary and the extraordinary. To find out more about what changes you should make to your property to make it stand out, speak to an expert at your local branch today.
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