Downsizing is a major project. Especially when you are caught up in the pressures of the current real estate market.
You may have made some judicious spending updating the street appeal, creating an outdoor entertaining space or tidying up the garden. Tweaking and refreshing window treatments, or updating fittings in the kitchen and bathroom. A fresh coat of paint and a deep and thorough clean all help.
Judicious spending without over-capitalising.
But you live in this house. Before you move out, each piece of furniture, every item in and out of cupboards, will reflect your life and your personality…and can influence a buyer’s ability to imagine this house as their future home.
So, set the stage: create a mood, suggest a use…breathe a sense of space into every room.
If budget isn’t an issue then empty the house and get it fully styled. But, if you also need to invest in assistance to get you decluttered and packed for your move, then styling can feel like a spend too far.
If you can only do one thing, then declutter your home for potential buyers. Make sure it is clean and tidy.
Here is what can be achieved when we declutter and style as-we-go for our clients. Mostly just by using what the client already owns. These are not professional shots but Decluttering Solutions photos recording progress that our clients are happy to share.
CASE STUDY 1
Our lovely client was selling her townhouse to move closer to family. When she first purchased, it was a predominantly over-55’s area but is transitioning to professionals and their young families wanting to be close to Macquarie Park – a health and education precinct and an important economic and employment powerhouse. So the styling was aimed at welcoming a young family.
On a tight budget we took her cluttered sewing room via this clever trick to create a second room for a child.
The comfortable clutter of her living room was simply rearranged for better flow and to give a sense of space.
Total expenditure? $10 on two pillows. Follow us in June for more styling transformations.