Some Brilliant Ideas for Preparing a Fantastic, Irresistible Show Home
Preparing a home for showing isn't easy, and this is true whether you're the homeowner yourself or you are an estate agent making sure that a piece of property is as attractive as can be. There are some definite ideas for preparing a show home, for sure, but what are they, and what will work to help you achieve your goal? If you are planning to create a show home thatís appealing, functional, practical, fantastic, and irresistible, here are some brilliant ideas for you.
First things first Ė before you do anything to stage the home so buyers can appreciate it, do a walkthrough. Walk through the entire home and property and try to see it from the buyer's eyes. When you do this, make sure you have pen and paper with you so you can easily note down what needs fixing or cleaning. If the home is not newly built and has already been occupied, take note of details that may potentially 'turn off' buyers, such as family photographs (buyers need to see the space as theirs and not someone elseís), dirty closets and cupboards, and oversized or excess furniture. But there are indeed a few details that can help you seal the deal, so letís take a look at those brilliant ideas you can use.
What you can do to spruce up a show home
1. Do away with bulky or oversized furniture
As already mentioned, itís best if you do away with bulky or oversized furniture that doesn't fit the space. The furniture you showcase alongside the home or property should be the right fit for the roomís scale, so if you can do away with bulky or oversized furniture, all the better. If the furniture is too big, it can also make the space or area appear smaller, and you donít want buyers to think that a room or area is too small for their items.
2. Invest in a few renovations
It wonít hurt to invest in a few renovations here and there, and these little renovations can make a vast difference. Itís the little things that matter, after all, so if the property you are selling is not new, you can enhance its appeal by making little changes and renovations. For instance, the kitchen may look outdated, so what you can do is replace the hinges, fixtures, and taps. You can also make a big difference by painting the walls a neutral shade or hue, such as white or tan. These colours will go well with many Ė if not all Ė design themes, allowing you to showcase specific areas or decorative elements or features that may not be easily noticeable if the walls are in colours that are too bright and bold.
3. Bake something that smells delicious
A good estate agent will always know that when a home is permeated with good smells, such as baking bread or cookies, this can attract buyers even further - it helps them connect with the home's kitchen. If you don't bake, you can simply buy something pre-made and heat it in the oven so the smell can waft through the home. If all else fails, you can always make use of scented candles!