Whether 'staging to stay' or 'staging to sell', this is how to set the scene without breaking the bank!
It’s easy to assume that property renovation is an expensive, time-consuming, and complicated business, so we learn to live
Two years ago, my husband and I bought a "blank canvas" property, i.e. a shell. Apart from the addition of a couple of electrical sockets, the house had not been updated since it was built in 1934. You name it, it needed it. And more. In the last two years, I have learned many things - here are eight of them.
One of the first things you'll need to decide is when you are thinking of moving. If you are looking to move in the immediate future, your focus will be on making aesthetic improvements to make your home more 'sellable'. Alternatively, if a move is a year or more away you could benefit from taking on a more significant project to add value to your home.
Having made cosmetic changes to our first flat and embarked on major renovation of our first house, people often ask me what are the key things I've learnt from the experience. We've learnt some the hard way and I know I'd definitely do things differently next time...so here are my top tips for getting the best out of any house project you take on.
In my head I am brilliant at DIY and I want to be able to say things like, "Pass me the Phillips screwdriver will you?" "You want a use square drill head for that..." I would love to be one of those lesbians that can deal with any kind of DIY emergency.