You might not know it, but in the few minutes you have to inspect a property, many things will be at play to make the place more appealing to you.
Here are her top tips on some of the most common tricks to look out for.
5 clever tricks property stylists use
1. Removing the curtains
Have you ever looked at a house and wondered why there aren’t any curtains? It has nothing to do with them being daggy and outdated and everything to do with making the room seem bigger and brighter. Don’t be fooled by this trick. Another thing to consider when buying a home without curtains is that you will need to purchase them at some stage, which can be pricey.
2. Turning the lights on
Not only is it a waste of money, but turning every light on in the house is a great way to make you feel like natural light is abundant in the home or apartment. Before you sign on the dotted line, do yourself a favour and turn the ceiling lights off while inspecting the property. The illumination might not be as it seems.
3. Swapping out furniture for smaller pieces
People will go to great lengths to get a reasonable price for their home, including swapping out their furniture for something smaller. Think practically about your furniture, whether it will fit, and if you would be happy to downsize your belongings if needed.
4. Playing music
The right music can evoke all the feels and hide everyday annoyances, like a barking dog or noisy traffic. If there’s music playing, take a moment to listen a little closer for any noise disturbance.
5. Putting items into storage
Removing clutter and pieces of furniture the owners can live without for a few weeks is worth the cost of storage to make the space feel clean and open. Make a mental note of the furniture and appliances in the property and ask yourself what’s missing? What else do you need to fit in the area besides what’s already there?
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