Getting Your Home Sale Ready

Getting your home ready to sell can be stressful and a lot of work, with the housing market busier than ever, house sales are predicted to rise 7% in 2022. So check out our tips to help make your sale less stressful, successful and hassle free.

      Professional Photos

With the internet and social media being the most popular platform, the first impressions of your home are probably going to be online. So making sure you make time to take some high-quality photos of your home to accompany your online listing. It is recommended that you use a professional photographer to take some photos of your home as they will know what pictures sell the best.

 Making minor repairs

Small issues can send a message that the home isn’t well kept, this could also indicate to a potential buyer that there might be other costly neglects. So patching in holes in the wall and replacing broken appliances. Making these minor repairs will help the buyer see that the home is well cared for.

Adding a Fresh Coat of Paint

Adding a fresh coat of paint to your home will cover the walls, scuffs, scrapes and dirty marks. It’s recommended to paint with neutral colours, try choosing white/ light grey/light beiges and greige colours. Choosing these types of shades will make your home appear bigger, brighter and more inviting. This also creates a blank canvas which helps buyers vision of what their life could be like in the house.

De-personalise and De-clutter

With items like family photos, collectables and travel items cluttering up every room can make it hard for a potential buyer to imagine their belongings in the house, declutter can also make a room appear bigger. This is why new build show homes do so well with selling as its like a blank canvas, no one has lived in the home with no personal items so its easier for a buyer to vison their life in the home.
WHY? Potential buyers love to see space and storage. This makes it easier for buyers to vision themselves living there.

How To Choose The Perfect Colour For Your Home

Choosing the right colour scheme when decorating your home

One of the most difficult decisions every homeowner is faced with when redecorating, is choosing the correct colour. Below we will list some helpful tricks and tips, which will hopefully save you some time and money when choosing your perfect colour.

Do you want to make the room feel larger?
If you have a smaller room sometimes the best option is to use lighter colours to make the room feel larger than it really is, a good tip is to paint the ceiling, walls and woodwork all in the same colour, this will create a feeling of space in the room.

We used white matt paint on the ceiling and walls and white satin finish on the woodwork to create a sense of space in this office.

 How to make a large room feel cosy
Decorating a large room can be a challenge as you will want to try and avoid making the room appear open and cold. By paying attention to the phycological effects of certain paint colours, you can turn a large room into a cosy inviting place. One of the simplest ways to make your room feel cosy is to paint the walls a dark colour, as the walls will absorb the light, drawing your attention away from the largeness of the room. Another option is to paint one wall dark and the rest a lighter colour or you could even split the colours up on a corner like we did in this image below. 

We used ‘Hague Blue’ on the staircase walls and ‘White Tie’ on the landing walls to create a stunning contrast.

Change the perception of a room using advancing and receding colours
A receding colour will give the perception that a wall is further away from you than it really is, whereas an advancing colour will do the opposite and make the wall appear closer to you. This is well worth considering if you are painting a narrow area such as a landing as you may want the width of the area to appear wider than it really is, on the other hand you be painting a feature wall and want that wall to appear closer to you. As a general guide the lighter the colour the more receding it will look and the darker the colour the more advancing it will look. 

We used an advancing colour on this feature wall to make it appear closer than it really is.We hope this article has helped you in deciding which colour may work best for your home, if you would like any further advice then please don’t hesitate to send us an email.

We hope this article has helped you in deciding which colour may work best for your home, if you would like any further advice then please don’t hesitate to send us an email.

How to Protect the Exterior of Your Home


Protecting and maintaining your exterior


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Every now and then it is good practice to walk around the outside of your home, checking for any signs of deterioration. We recommend every few months to make sure you keep on top of any areas that may be starting to become weathered.

Do you have cracks appearing in the corners of your windows?
Are there sections of your wall where your paint work is beginning to flake off ?
Are there any soft areas in the timber?

These are all signs of deterioration on the outside of your home, below we will list a few ways you can remedy these issues before they become costly.

Cracks beginning to appear?
We recommend raking out any cracks with a scraper and applying a flexible, exterior caulk to the crack preventing any water being able to penetrate the crack and causing damp issues such as wood rot and mold, unlike ordinary filler exterior caulk is flexible meaning it will flex with movement.

Paint work flaking away?
Once you have determined the area that needs work, begin by sanding the area to remove the flaky paint, we recommend using a power sander. After sanding, the surface will be smooth and ready to paint with a good quality exterior primer. It is important that you prime the surface to protect from the elements in the future.

Soft areas of timber?
Soft areas of timber are a sure sign that the timber is beginning to decay and rot, it is important to address wet or dry rot in the early stages to avoid it festering and destroying the timber completely.

We always recommend removing any decaying timber and applying a treatment to stabilize and harden the surrounding timber.

Now you have got this far, it is time to apply your exterior filler to the area you raked out. If your budget allows, it is a good idea to use the repair care range as it is a lot stronger than conventional fillers and it will not split or crack.

If your on a tight schedule or budget then apply a two-pack filler to the area, building it up in layers depending on the depth of the repair.

Great, you have completed the repair, now all you need to do is paint the area with an exterior weather-shield system and it will look as good as new!

Need any advice with your particular project? 
Then send us an email, we would be happy to help

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