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Cosmetic staging can help make your house sell

Home staging is a proven way to help increase the sale price you will get for your home. Estate agents often report a 10-15% increase in sale prices.

This video shows how a few cosmetic changes, including some landscaping and a spruced up interior can add value after the budget for major renovations has run out.

Big impact, low spend

It's all about looks, big impact and low spend.

Using a repeated theme is a way of bringing some class to the decor. 

In the house featured in this video, the bathroom had been renovated, and was used as launching pad for the cosmetic changes elsewhere.

Some of the areas tackled are:

  • street appeal
  • ridding the backyard of landscape detractors
  • turning the garage back into a car space, not a storage space
  • inexpensive face-lift for the kitchen

Updating a kitchen without replacing it

Prospective buyers take in your kitchen and bathroom because they are the most expensive areas to update. 

These are the areas that women are most interested in and often women are the decision-makers when it comes to home buying.

When you don't have the budget for putting in a new kitchen and bathroom, you can still create a good impression by working with what you've got.

The team working on this house created a new look kitchen for only $AUD600.

Tips include:

  • a paint that will stick to a non-wood surface
  • how to paint the bench top
  • handles, easiest way to get a new look

Laying new lawn can quickly bring a shabby looking frontage up to scratch.

Street appeal 

The video shows how to lay a tile footpath. Other handy hints include:

  • replacing the letter box
  • hedge rather than wooden fence
  • updating blinds on front windows
  • the value of a good lawn

A few inexpensive props like new cushions can help give a room a lift.

Home staging inside

Simple touches that make impact:

  • cushions and rugs
  • uniform blinds
  • side tables
  • presenting the bathroom

Other touches

  • shifting the laundry from the bathroom to the garage
  • adding good looking outdoor furniture you can take with you when you go

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