Top Tips

While we’re all in lockdown and some of you are doing home improvements, we thought we’d share some of our top tips.

Top Tips #1 – Painting

Whether you are planning on selling, staying put, sick of staring at the kids grubby hand prints, or just bored and need something to do, one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of improving your home is applying a fresh coat of paint to brighten and modernise rooms.

You can even add a touch of personality by painting feature walls in bold colours or adding wallpaper.

Of course if you are planning on selling your home in the near future, we would definitely recommend using fairly neutral colours, so you don’t put off any potential buyers with your weird and wonderful colour schemes!

Studies have shown the use of calm blues, greens, greys are most appealing, when it comes to attracting buyers.

As a bonus tip for those of you getting help from smaller members of the family, in addition to the obvious sheeting up of flooring and furniture, we would recommend giving them the water based / emulsion painting to do as it comes off a little easier!

Happy painting!

Top Tips #2 – Gardening

For those of you lucky enough to have a garden to enjoy at the moment, we’re sure you will have noticed that with all the glorious sunshine we are currently getting, our gardens are beginning to blossom!

We’re also pretty confident that you will have already started attacking some of those jobs you normally put off until later in the year!

If you haven’t, we urge you to make the most of the weather, and get your garden looking how you’ve always pictured it.

It’s true a great looking garden can help sell a home, but even if you are staying put, why not maximise your enjoyment of it!

The basic tasks can immediately transform your garden, whether its weeding, mowing the lawn, trimming the hedge, or cleaning the patio (it’s also quite satisfying to sit and look at the result!).

Adding colour through the use of plants, painting the fence, revamping old garden furniture or adding garden ornaments, can all help to add a focal point or new aspect to you garden.

Bringing in more light by trimming back overgrown hedges and trees will not only allow your lawns and plants to flourish, but the extra sunshine can also be enjoyed by you too! (You could even try adding some solar or mains powered, soft or hidden lighting, to extend your enjoyment into the evenings!).

Making your garden feel bigger by adding features such as mirrors or dividers, can help add an extra dimension to your garden, creating the impression of more space. You could of course actually make it bigger by changing the shape of the lawn, flowerbed or parking area, but the first option is probably a little easier to achieve at the moment!

Selling tip!

Most people buy or move for a change in lifestyle, and gardens are one of the top features house hunters look out for. When we are allowed to carry out viewings again, try setting up a table with glasses and a bottle of wine and candles, or maybe lay it for lunch, so any potential purchasers can see what they could be enjoying if they were to buy your home!

 Stay safe

Top Tips #3 – Coming Soon