Even though we like bold and different when it comes to design and décor, truth be told, some of the things we might love because they are different will not necessarily help when the time comes to put your house on the market. Here is a list of things that can be beautiful, but might be things to stay away from if you don’t stay in your home for very long:
- Broken Window Blinds
It happens… your wood blind has a couple of broken slats or the mini blind has a bent slat. Make sure to replace them, the room will appear much more groomed than having a symmetrical product like wood blinds become an eye sore because you didn’t have the slats replaced.
- Bold Colors On Your Walls
Whether it is an accent wall or an entire room, walls colored in strong bold paint are not for everyone. Even if it is quite inexpensive to cover up that strong burgundy or mustardy yellow wall, some people don’t want to bother with it. Most people prefer a house with neutral pleasing hues.
Twisted geometric lace, bold flowers or stripes… wallpaper is such a personal choice. It is easy to not match the taste of the next person possibly interested in your house. It can change the atmosphere of a room so much to where you just lost the next purchasers interest.
- Pet Utensils
Even though most of us lover our four legged friends, we often associate a house with pets as dirty. By leaving out pet paraphernalia, we suddenly smell the dog, look for dog hair and take an additional peek at the carpets for pet stains. Remove all pet related items from your home when showing it.
- Overly Crowded Landscaping
Yes, we enjoy a lush garden with lots of flowers, but when a garden is crowded with plants and bushes a potential buyer worries about the work that is required to maintain it. Focus on small islands that make a beautiful focal point in your garden and keep the rest clean and uncluttered with grass or rocks. A new homeowner might not have the green thump you have and avoid the work.
- Converted Garage
For most people the garage is the place to have your car safe guarded and store some additional tools. When you take this option away by converting a garage into a music room or office, you just eliminated a lot of potential buyers that can’t use this space any longer.
- Gold Fixtures
Even though the gold fixtures you loved go well with your style and décor, for most people they seem outdated and remind of the 80’s. It doesn’t cost much to exchange fixtures and door handles to a brushed brass or iron black to give them a more current look.
- Converted Bedroom
Make sure you can convert your office or game room back to its original purpose of a bedroom. Most people don’t like or can see past the conversion and are turned off when they walk your home.