Social media is full of images of gorgeous homes with perfectly positioned furniture and sparkling clean spaces, which are great inspiration for our own homes. Redecorating and rejuvenating worn-out spaces with a fresh coat of paint or new decorations can transform your drab home into a whole new place.
However, interior designers with a passion for DIY should be aware that certain trends could discourage buyers when they eventually try to sell their property, according to sofa and rug specialist ScS and Holly Herbet, content manager at webuyanyhouse .co.uk.
While many people like to opt for gold hardware to add a touch of elegance to their property, Holly cautioned that this effect doesn’t last long.
She said: “Gold hardware can quickly look stained and marked, which is very noticeable. It can also be difficult to match it with other features in your home, especially once the golden color has faded.
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Many people also like to add a splash of color to their homes, whether with paint or upholstery.
According to the Express, triangular painted walls, using frog tape to create colorful shapes, have been incredibly popular in recent years.
The expert advised against this technique as it is not always appreciated by buyers, and said: “Overly expressive decorations, such as accent corners, scalloped edges, painted arches or frog-ribbon walls , are all very much tailored to individual taste, so it can make it harder to make a sale.”
She added, “You’re much better off sticking to neutral colors.”
It’s also important for homeowners to think practically when designing their homes, because according to Holly, while freestanding tubs can be beautiful, they can present many practical issues.
She said: “Freestanding tubs require much more maintenance than normal varieties. You may need to make extra room under your floor for extra pipes and plumbing.
“If these pipes leak, accessing them can be incredibly expensive and create bad smells.”
In terms of space overall, as open concept living becomes increasingly popular, Holly recommended avoiding a kitchen island if the space is small.
She said: “Islands are great in a big house, but space is the main factor for most buyers, so if they make your kitchen feel cramped, they can be a big deal. error.
“If you add an island, make sure you don’t add any mechanical items, such as a cooker, to it unless you’re absolutely sure, because then it becomes expensive for the next owner to remodel if they want to.” to change things. ”
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Amy Forster, Head of Content at ScS, said: “Social media can be great for finding tips and tricks for your home, but it’s interesting to see that many trends aren’t actually very popular with buyers.
“Before you dive into the latest craze, be sure to consider what it could do to your home and its appeal.
“Weigh that against how much you really want to add it to your space, especially if you plan to move, and then make your decision.”
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