Sometimes it’s the small things that have the biggest impact on our lives whether it’s about yourself or your living space. It’s the same for home buyers when they view a property for the first time. A homely feel goes a long way for a potential buyer. Making simple changes like buying some new cushions and replacing door handles can make the space look very different, cleaner, warmer and generally more inviting. These are not particularly radical changes, but they can have a surprisingly positive effect.
Try looking at your home from an outsider’s perspective. If you’re thinking there’s just something missing there probably is! Maybe in your lounge or dining room, or perhaps your bedroom is lacking a certain something. Maybe you just need to make a small change – or addition – to the room to bring it back to life.
Accessories always work well to bring out otherwise unnoticed design features in a room and the addition of a rug will add impact or a splash of colour, particularly over a laminate or engineered wood floor.
The addition of pictures and ornaments can also give a room a different feel and changing lampshades, sofa covers or curtains are another quick fix for a refreshed look. Photo frames, inexpensive canvasses and ornaments can add a pop of colour to the walls and give the room a sense of identity. Why not co-ordinate with a rug to bring the new scheme together?
Introduce some plants. It sounds simple and it is. Green plants add a gorgeous natural feel and can help to bring the outdoors inside.
How about changing the flooring? We all know how much better your home looks after mopping your floors or running the vacuum cleaner round; a clean floor makes all the difference, so the effect that brand new flooring has on a room is enormous. This may sound like a radical change to make to attract buyers but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Check out our Essential Value carpet range to see what we have in store to take away today. Or pop into your local Carpetright store and see if there are any carpet remnants – there could be one that does the job perfectly. Or maybe there’s a laminate or a cool vinyl that would suit your living space. Flooring makes an instant impression and could be the difference between making a sale or not. Plus flooring adds value, so it may not seem cost effective to spend more money but you will get it back and then some when you sell.