How to Prep Your Home for Sale


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Be Smart With Art

You don’t have to fill a house with original Hockneys to make an impression. We favour a mix of artists, some local, some further afield. The key is to experiment with different media. Sculptures, ceramics, acrylics, collages – they keep things interesting by adding depth and texture to a space. The more eclectic your artwork, the more authentic it’ll appear, like it’s been carefully assembled over many years.

Colour Up

Greige is gone. And neutral is neither here nor there. People want colour in their lives. So be brave and explore an array of rich hues. Earthy terracottas, dark teals, verdant greens – you’ll be amazed how warm and sophisticated they can make a place look.

Make Room

Space is a valuable commodity, so you must make the most of every square foot you have. Declutter rooms that have become dumping grounds. Replace bulky furniture with pieces that are proportionate to the space. And furnish any areas that are empty. Contrary to popular belief, bare rooms look smaller than furnished ones. Even a poky corner can be brought to life with good lighting, an architectural plant, smart storage or banquette seating. With a little thought and care, good design will help prospective buyers see the full potential of your property.


Whether you’re looking to add value or pull in a crowd, you must always think of your bottom line. That means not wasting money on parts of the house that are already fit for purpose. You must address the critical areas first: things that are immediately off-putting, like garish wallpaper or a threadbare carpet. Once these issues are sorted, you can then focus your attention on the finishing touches, like window treatments, eye-catching accessories and a few pieces of statement furniture. But tackle the big stuff first.

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