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Are you looking to move house and need to sell your home quickly? Does it need a bit of a facelift? Or perhaps you’ve noticed your floor is starting to look tired and it’s time to update it. Either way, a revamp can be more than just a quick lick of paint! Read on for our ideas on how new flooring can make the world of difference. 

New Carpet

From traditional stripes and dramatic patterns to bold hues and on-trend greys, the humble carpet is one of the easiest ways to make your home look new. Not only will potential buyers appreciate the new carpet smell, but a new carpet, even a cheaper one, will make your house look modern, clean and well-looked after.

Cheap carpets are perfect for landlords who have to replace flooring regularly, for first time buyers who need to redecorate on a tight budget or for homeowners looking for a quick sale who don’t want to spend too much on a house they are about to sell.

Painting the Walls

You just can’t go wrong with a fresh coat of paint. Play it safe and go for white or a similarly neutral hue – not only will it help potential buyers see your home as blank canvas, but white can make even the smallest and gloomiest of rooms look bright, light and airy.

On the other hand, if you’re planning to stay long term in your home, then why not go to town and opt for dramatic navy or green walls? Take a break from all the neutral and introduce some colour into your home – and life!

New Laminate

Hard flooring is popular right now – and for good reason! Laminate flooring is one of our biggest sellers and is always a huge hit with everyone from busy families, to first time buyers and those who are interested in interior trends and fashions.

Easy-to-clean and ideal for high traffic areas such as living rooms, dining rooms and hallways, laminate is practical, fuss-free and easy to fit, so is great for a quick fix! From wood designs to slate and stone finishes, laminate has never looked more realistic. Even cheap laminate flooring has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years. You can add a stylish rug for a cosy look, too – it can make all the difference.

Outdoor Spaces

Ever heard of the expression kerb appeal? Making sure your house looks as inviting and friendly as possible should be a priority – as they say, you can’t make a first impression twice! Make sure any grass is cut, weeds are dealt with and that there’s no litter or leaves around. Even better, plant some pretty flowers or add a couple of hanging baskets to really entice potential buyers in.

De-Clutter

No-one likes to look at clutter, let alone clutter belonging to other people, so make sure your rooms are clear and tidy and as light and airy as possible. Even something as simple as adding a mirror can give the illusion of space, and fresh flowers in a vase or some plants can all help to freshen up the home. You might even find that you fall back in love with your house and don’t move at all!

Jonathan Rolande

Authored by Jonathan Rolande

Jonathan Rolande began in the property industry in 1987 and has extensive knowledge of the property buying sector. Jonathan is also an avid supporter of greater regulation in the industry. Founding the National Association of Property Buyers to offer essential information to property sellers.

Last updated on 29/01/2019 by Jonathan Rolande.

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