EASY WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR EXTERIOR

1. DO YOUR RESEARCH

Whether you are looking at selling your property or simply giving it a bit of a facelift, first impressions count. You need to ensure that your home has great street appeal. Firstly, you need to assess what your current street appeal is. Stand across the road and have a good look at your home. Better still ask a neighbour or friend to give you unfiltered feedback too. What works? What needs improving? What looks scruffy and what catches your eye? Do your research by taking a drive around your neighbourhood and making notes on homes that are well presented and appealing. What is different about them. If you need extra inspiration, visit real estate sites to see how homes in your area are presented. If you are looking at selling, remember that the first image people look at is the exterior. This will motivate them to either click on your property or scroll past it.

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EASY WAYS TO GIVE THE ILLUSION OF MORE SPACE

1. MAKING THE RIGHT FURNITURE CHOICES

To give the illusion of more space, choose furniture pieces that have clean, simple lines. These will keep the space from feeling cluttered. Raise your key furniture pieces off the floor to keep your room airy and open and always ensure that these pieces have delicate legs to avoid them taking up precious space.
Take your time to plan your furniture layouts carefully. Arrange your key pieces around the outside of the room and always make sure that nothing is blocking the traffic flow. Allow some space between your wall and the back of your couches, to allow your room to feel more open.

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3 QUICK TIPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR HOME, READY TO SELL!

1. DECLUTTERING

Your aim is to show your home at its very best to potential buyers. This means getting rid of clutter and presenting a clean, spacious home that people can imagine happily living in. Always remember that you are selling the house, not the contents! Cut down on non-essential pieces of furniture and accessories to ensure that your eye moves easily from room to room. Professional home stagers will often put at least half of your furniture in storage to make your home look bigger.

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It’s always important to keep your cool, but why fork out hundreds of dollars for a stylish desk fan? In these five easy steps you can turn your tired, old, fan into a snazzy new accessory!

From nine to five I stare at pictures of stunning interiors. Perfectly styled rooms, sky-high ceilings and impeccable wooden floors. It’s all part of the job. Having worked at Paint Place for over a year, I’ve posted these beautiful images on social media, incorporated them in ads for magazines and sent them to stores to use as inspiration. I’ve even explained how customers can easily achieve these looks in their own home.

So I think now might be the best time to fess up…

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There’s nothing quite like a Spring project to revitalise your home with something new and totally unique to uplift your space.

Painting made easy. Adding fresh vitality to your home is so simple to achieve, and can be done in a very creative way with the furniture you already own, all in just one weekend with a can of paint.

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So much of what we buy these days is mass-produced and quite often doesn’t last the test of time. Sometimes it is worth looking at an older piece of furniture to consider restoring or re-purposing it for something new.

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A few years ago, white walls were all the rage when decorating a home. The thought process was that white paint acts as a blank canvas, while also being a ‘safe option’. While all this is true, there is no need to be afraid of using colour as a backdrop in your home.

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There’s no better time than the new year to get a bit daring with colour. With most of the areas in our home remaining fairly neutral in design, introducing bright accent colours is a successful and affordable way to breathe new life into a space. But where do you start with introducing these tones so that they suit your home’s current design aesthetic and don’t cause too much visual disruption?

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Sadly, not everyone is blessed with a large home to call their own. The good news though, is that even the smallest of spaces can still look amazing if you whip out a few of these nifty design tricks. These ideas are easy to implement and won’t break the budget either, which at this time of the year is a very welcome piece of news!

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