Published On: Tue, Feb 10th, 2015

What You Need To Do To Your House To Make It Sell This Year

More and more people are looking for that extra special something when they are house hunting. The crush of financial crises has driven so many independent companies out of business, that most of us are stuck all shopping from the same big brands. This is driving the creativity and uniqueness out of our homes, and each house begins to look more and more like the next. The houses that will sell quickly at full market price are the ones that buck the trends and offer that X factor to the buyer.

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Gizmos and gadgets are great for enticing some would-be buyers, but many buyers are afraid of home technologies they have never encountered before. Things like whirlpool baths and jacuzzi showers leave puzzled expressions on the faces of those who come to view, especially some of the older buyers. Some feel they are not adding value so refuse to pay a premium for a house fitted in this way.

The truth is, every buyer is looking for something different, but most of them respond well to the same thing. Classy decor with high-end bespoke features appeals to most people when buying a house. You want to offer something memorable after a whole day of viewings. If people remember your house over the rest, then yours will be the one they talk about the most, prompting more offers.

If you have a period house, it is possible to reinstate the features by using a custom laser cutting service from a company like Trade CNC. Choose a design you’ve seen on Pinterest or in a book, or design your own. Designing your own panels and structures is particularly popular when it comes to dressing a modern house. New builds can often seem to lack in personality. By customising panels to your own design, you can create something memorable and unique.

Our outside spaces have never been more important to us. Designing your own panelling in the garden can create a unique look and provide much-need character to this essential space. Low maintenance but visually attractive is what the buyers are looking for this year. Decking and wood-based structures are incredibly popular, but when we’re all buying from the same couple of suppliers, a lot of gardens can look similar. Bespoke designed panelling and structures can help your garden stand out from the rest.

Whatever you choose to do to make your house stand out, your choices must be in line with the common tastes. If it is too difficult for someone else to imagine living with, then you are unlikely to be able to sell your house at a premium. Think about popular designs and ideas, and develop them with your own twist. Sometimes few people share our tastes, so what might suit us doesn’t work for somebody else. If you are looking to commission a statement piece, you could try to envision it in several different spaces around your house. Someone else may want it moved to a different room if they want to use the space in a different way.