Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:48 AM EDT
It’s definitely house hunting season out there. It seems like “For Sale” signs are popping up all over our neighbourhood and I’ll admit, I’ve been known to visit open houses when I’m not actively looking, because the temptation is just too great to resist.
Better Homes and Gardens; Emmas DesignBlogg
First impressions are so important when selling your house. You’re immediately letting the potential home buyer know how you feel about your house. I think if you can knock it out of the park in the first few rooms, you are well on your way to considering the house sold. While I have no plans of moving anytime soon, here's a look that if I walked in to see, would make me think of putting in an offer.
Striped Fabric - Brera Rigato Stripes - Designers Guild
Solid Fabric - Conway - Osborne & Little
Irish Linen Rug - Y & Co
Sisal Rug - Coir (Ebony) - FLOR
Limestone - PT Ocean Blue - Saltillo Tiles
Porcelain - Foster Piedra - Mettro Source
Paint Colours - Ranchwood (CC-500), Dufferin Terrace (CC-456) - Benjamin Moore
Follow these Key Points for WOW Factor:
- Pared down organization -- Admit it! The cluster of boots and shoes not to mention coats that crowd your front entry drive you crazy. Imagine walking into a house with a few well placed hooks, a place to stow away hats and scarves, a shelf for boots and shoes and maybe even a nice mirror. You’d be pretty impressed.
- Serenity and nature -- A soft, soothing palette in tones of cream, oyster, and pale grey. Natural materials like wood, limestone, marble and sisal are a huge selling feature for me. Buyers know when you have skimped on finishes!
- Natural light and flowers -- throw your curtains open and make sure you maximize on as much natural light to bathe the entrance way as possible. Add an eye-catching bouquet of fresh flowers mixed with verdant foliage or branches. This will add interest and texture to the fresh fragrance and colour.
What do you look for in your dream house? Are there certain features that make you consider putting in an offer?