It’s a fair assumption – painting and decorating is all about making a house a home.
However, many people overlook the power of painting and decorating as an investment.
For example, when selling your house, making sure it’s properly put together and spotlessly decorated can add huge amounts to your house’s price tag.
The only qualification is that you have to be tactical.
Because decorating a house in order to sell it is very different to your standard furnishing.
To help ensure you do yours right, allow us to make some suggestions as to how to make the most out of pre-sale painting and decorating…
Fill and smooth all surfaces
It may sound strange, but plenty of us get used to living with cracks and unevenness on our surfaces.
It often gives our homes some character, making them feel authentically our own.
That said, we have to remember that people looking to buy your house are planning on make your house their home, and are likely to see imperfections as getting in the way of that.
These little things can actually do real damage to your asking price.
So it’s integral that you make sure everything is as smoothly filled and flawless as possible.
Whilst this can seem a huge task, with the right professionals any kind of crevice or crack can be remedied with ease (and often on a budget.)
Paint your walls neutrally
Whilst with normal decorating the sky is the limit, and you should always feel as free as possible to be bold and experimental, it’s worth pointing out: bright green walls significantly limits your potential market.
This is a real balancing act, because obviously no one wants to buy a ghost house, either.
Arguably, this is why professionals, who can make even neutral, uninteresting paint jobs look wonderful and warm.
Regardless, the takeaway is clear: giving your walls a proper touch up, and ensuring your colour code is as moderate as possible will always be a safe bet to maximise your market potential.
Clean and de-clutter your space
We may not like it, but someone else’s family is going to be filling your rooms with their own things.
So when you’re presenting them with your property, it needs to be as clear and clean as possible, so that their imagination can fill in the gaps.
Aiming to make your rooms feel minimal and orderly, without them appearing like one of those stock-photo-frame pictures, is ideal.
Simply making sure there is nothing which sticks out can be enough to make a huge difference.
With these simple tips in mind, you should be ready to make the most of this opportunity, and make sure you get everything you can when selling your house!