Preparing Your House for Sale – Step Outside

You never get another chance to make a first impression – so it is important that you make it count. Your first step is to walk outside and imagine you are a potential buyer turning up for an inspection how does the outside of your home present, is it worth a second look? Here are a few tips to help you spruce up the outside of your house and to maximise your curb-side appeal.

Preparing Your House for Sale – Step Outside

Making a great first impression will help attract buyers

Colour Creations to Attract More Buyers

The garden is one place you can have fun with colour but rather than introduce lots of different colours into a small garden bed, try sticking to one shade, perhaps using varying tones. You can add instant colour with pots of whatever is in flower from the nursery.

Neat and Trim

Just like inside your house, your garden should be neat, tidy and clear of clutter. Weed your garden and keep the lawn trimmed when opening you home for inspection. Consider your plants – remove dead plants and replace with new specimens, but make sure they suit the conditions in your garden: you don’t want them to die before you sell.

Styling your Garden

You can give your garden a simple makeover before you sell by adding defining borders to your flower beds and adding a focal point. Timber borders are popular, or you can outline your beds with small shrubs or grasses. Add a few larger plants as focal points but keep them in proportion to the size of your garden.

Creating a Courtyard

Many houses today, particularly in the inner city, don’t have large gardens. Often there is only a small courtyard so it is important to maximise this space. The first step may be to create a focal point like a water feature, statue or urn. This should be placed at the furthest point from the entrance so your buyers vision is drawn a distance, giving a sense of space.

You can also give an illusion of space by paving the entire area with large pavers (500x500mm) to make the ground look wider and less busy. Don’t use any dark colors in your courtyard structures as these reduce the perception of space.

Seven Stunning Open-Plan Interiors

A lot has changed in home and interior design over the past years. See these living rooms to see contemporary, open-plan interior spaces that let in light and every possibility for entertaining. From metallic surfaces, to bold and bright open plan designs we hope you feel inspired

Colors and Patterns

A lot has changed in home and interior design over the past years. See these living rooms to see contemporary, open-plan interior spaces that let in light and every possibility for entertaining.

An absolutely stunning living area, seamlessly moving from kitchen, to couch to dining space. This design embraces metallic surfaces and makes use of quality materials.

We love: The fireplace inside the bench. A perfect way of transitioning from kitchen to the living room.

Project by Enigma Interiors

A bold and bright modern living area which also embraces open-plan design. This interior uses modern lines and colours, while the original pieces of décor give it a personal flair.

We love: The combination of the polished hardwood flooring and the red rug.

Project by M.A.G Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd

Colours and Patterns

This interior offers something a little different. As part of a poolside cabana, this living space works as kitchenette, relaxation area and entertaining space.

We love: The use of unusual colours and patterns, creating a funky, youthful vibe.

Project by The Jakin Construction Group

Something a little more traditional and classy. This elegant living area uses quality fittings and elegant furnishings to create a mature design.

We love: The delicate timber furniture combined with the neutral palette.

Project by Kitome

A Clever Design Idea

Muted colours and strong lines define this gorgeous interior by Aspect Designs. We love the simple and effective décor, and the use of quality furnishings.

We love: The LED lighting following up the stairs in the background. An original and clever little design idea.

Project by Aspect Designs

Another design where indoors meets outdoors, in style. This interior/exterior design combines the comfort of living room with a laidback and stylish attitude to entertaining.

We love: The use of gorgeous art on the walls to create a fresh feeling. We buy houses in Zephyrhills

Project by Classic Country Cottages

A contemporary living space with hints of vintage glamour. This open plan living creates a luxurious and spacious effect, the the use of many colours and a mix of styles keeps it interesting.

We love: The use of natural light to give this interior design warmth and character.