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2017-03-28 09:03:40
Unappealing Design Trends to Homebuyers

As surprising as it might sound, the design style of your home can be a major turn-off to homebuyers. While you want your home to look its best, “its best” can mean different things to different people. While your home may be appealing to you, it could make a homebuyer think twice before purchasing your home. What design styles turn-off homebuyers? Here are several unappealing design trends to homebuyers:

Bold Walls

Boldly painted walls, while cheap to fix, can be a major turn-off to homebuyers. As a rule of thumb, consider sticking to neutral colors like beige, gray, or greige when preparing your home for the market. Simply incorporate accessories to the room to add pops of color.

Also, keep this in mind with wallpaper. While it may be appealing to you, it has the possibility to be too busy to potential homebuyers. Consider replacing wallpaper with neutral paint when placing your home on the market.

Converted Rooms

While your garage may have been the perfect location for your band to practice, it is in your best interest to convert it back to a garage when selling your home. Buyers like rooms in a home to be used for their intended purpose. So, if you’ve converted a bedroom to a workout room, consider staging it as a bedroom to appeal to homebuyers when your home is on the market.

Shiny Hardware

Be sure the metal hardware in your home is in line with the current design trends. While brass fixtures may have been in 20 years ago, they may not be now. Keep your home in line with the current trends to avoid turning off potential homebuyers.

Carpet

Buyers like to avoid carpet throughout a home to avoid having to steam clean the home, to remove potential germs and odors, before moving in. To appeal to homebuyers, consider hardwood floors throughout your home. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they are also easy to clean!

High Maintenance Landscape

While outdoor living space is all the rage, try not to overdo it. High maintenance landscaping can turn-off buyers, as all they see is a lot of work for them. Dress up your backyard but in a low maintenance way.

Pets

Remove all traces of your pet from your home when selling – especially odors and stains…. these can be a major turn-off to homebuyers!

Do you need assistance getting your home ready to sell? I would love to help in any way I can. Give me a call anytime.

 

Resources:

https://lisaduke.com/10-interior-design-trends-that-turn-off-home-buyers/

 
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