Styling Tips

Top Property Makeover Tips

Front of House

  • Clean, clean, clean! Power hose the front of the house, the paths and the front fence.
  • Perfectly manicured garden.
  • Clear an obvious path to the front door.
  • Repaint any areas that don’t look fresh.

Garden

  • Lush, well developed plants, with order.
  • Group separate potted plants.
  • Show a low maintenance garden.
  • Clear away old furniture/barbeques and hide away dustbins.

Entrance

  • Make sure the front door can open fully. (Invite in the chi energy completely).
  • Refrain from walking directly into a mirror. (All good energy reflects straight back out).
  • If there is space, a slim console with tall sculptural flower arrangement. (Good for agents brochures, but don’t obstruct the energy you have invited in).

Lighting

  • Use high wattage globes in overhead and lamps – all in working order and clean.
  • All curtains pulled or tied back, as open as possible.
  • Venetians clean and open squared on.

Furniture

  • Position furniture to maximize the room size. Make each room feel welcoming and comfortable. (The opposite to overcrowded and cluttered).
  • Lounges should be placed against walls. Preferably never walk into the back of a lounge.
  • Use mirrors in dark rooms, or to reflect views.
  • Remove oversized pieces.
  • Disguise old furniture with new cushions and throws.
  • Keep walking paths clear of furniture, allowing flow and relaxation in your home.
  • Replace old cupboard handles and knobs.

Accessories

  • Bold and interesting artefacts only. Less is more.
  • Remove dried flowers and pot pourri. Your home should be a symbol of life.
  • New fluffy bathroom towels.
  • Fresh soap and bottles of oils in the bathroom.
  • Clean bright shower curtain.

Ambience

  • Music – Soft lounge or classic music.
  • Smell – No unfriendly odours.
  • Fresh air – Open windows where possible.
  • Temperature – Cool or heat the property prior to inspections.

Overall

  • Clean all windows. (Bring the outside in with no obstruction).
  • De clutter objects. (De clutter your life).
  • Organise inside all cupboards and store excess. Build in storage/shelving where possible.
  • Plumbing – no dripping taps.
  • Remove all signs of household pests.
  • Complete all essential repairs – oil doors, cupboards/doors completely close, broken or missing tiles replaced.