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By Georgie Babyska

If you’re getting ready to sell your house, there are a number of cosmetic improvements you should consider before putting it on the market.

Those properties that have been presented and styled for sale are more likely to emotionally engage the (female) buyer…(who we all know makes the calls when it comes to this stuff). This process doesn’t have to involve major spending, just being a little savvy. Here are some ideas:

1. Kitchen


:: Invest in stainless steel appliances (range hood, oven, cook top).

:: Change the laminex bench top to ceacerstone or granite.

:: Paint cabinetry white or consider replacing altogether (soft close draws if you do).

:: Replace older handles with silver handles.

:: Any tiling – spray white or replace with white tiles.

2. Bathroom


:: A new white vanity can make all the difference.

:: Replace the dated shower frame with frameless glass.

:: Simple, new vanity mirror, toilet rolls holders, towel rack. All chrome or stainless steel. Timeless.

:: Spray paint floor or retile.

:: Retile those 70’s tiles. Killer.

3. Light fittings


:: Install down lights or LED throughout. Those old school light fittings date the property like you wouldn’t believe.

:: Got old ceiling fans? Replace with white ones.

4. Garden


:: New batch of white pebbles or stones in the driveway. Sharp and clean.

:: Re-mulch the garden.

:: Get some extra pot plants. Striking black pots photograph well.

:: Healthy green grass is key, especially in summer time.



:: If painting is the only thing you do, it is SO worth it.

Get a Stylist!

I cant stress how KEY it is to engage a stylist in the selling process. Any good agent will have a stylist they work closely with. It’s worth the investment. The property above is an example of an ugly ducking that has blossomed into such a gorgeous little home. Six weeks ago I walked into this property thinking I could never live there. Now, I’m reminded what a face lift can really achieve.

Georgie xx

Hayley Pearson

Hayley Pearson

Co-Creator and Writer for Adelady, she still gets goosebumps that she’s combined her creative passion with sharing the best of her stunning home state.

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