10 Dec DO’S AND DON’TS FOR DIY PROPERTY STYLING
You’re excited to put your home into the market, but you’re not prepared to deal with one more step: property styling or a makeover. While you can readily put your home for sale as is, you’ll be missing on the opportunity to sell it at its maximised value. What do you need to be aware of?
Buying cheap materials
When you style your property, don’t hold back on costs. The principle is, “you get what you get what you pay for.” That’s for both the quality of the materials and the resulting market value for your home. If you’ll do it, go for it; if you can’t afford it for now, you can always wait. It’s better that way.
Inaccuracies in measurement
Here’s why this is important: an inch or a centimetre can cause a huge impact in the final outcome of a makeover. That can trigger a change order from you, which entails costs and time. If you’re hitting on a specific date to sell your home, you might miss it. You can call the BG Property Styling team to help you.
Skipping preparation work
You’re the homeowner, and someone’s going to do the job for you. Right, but that doesn’t mean that prep work (like measurement) can be skipped. A home styling project isn’t only about style; it’s also about accuracy for quality. Again, if you’re uncertain about the process, reach our to BG Property Styling.
If you do renovation, do it the right way, all the way. Imagine tearing an entire place down only to find out that you could’ve worked on one specific areas first before moving to another. Where planning is concerned, you can get in touch with BG Property Services for their on-site initial appraisal.
Using the wrong tools
If you feel like you’re cut to be involved in the renovation job, do your homework first before getting involved: observe. If not, you can read. Reaching out for and using the wrong tool can lead to grave consequences: on the project, on the tool, and on yourself.
You can simply install a LED light in a specific room to make it brighter. The windows can take care of the rest. But know that generally, there are three types of lighting: first is for general uses, second is for specific tasks like studying, and third is accent lighting. You don’t need it all, but know that lighting changes the colours, the ambiance, and the feeling in your home.
Buying everything trendy
It is common for homeowners who want style to stay to buy new things to complement renovated areas. However, most get into thinking that it’s also their chance to buy something trendy. You can do property styling maybe once every five years, but you can’t keep on buying a dining set once your current one gets dated.
Not going green
Going green is considered a smart investment now, and if you’re hesitant, you’re either under the impression that it’s expensive or that you don’t know the how-tos. In this case, allow a professional to discuss your options.
The Wrong Type of Paint
Every paint product looks the same, but if you look closely, they have specific names. Often, these names go on an on for a single colour. That means that there’s a specific type of paint for every area and for every purpose. This makes it all the more important for you to work with a property stylist.
Renovation is much like construction only that the former is already working on an existing structure. However, the need to be safe is equally important. Get a face mask to counter the dust, googles to protect your eyes, a pair of boots to protect you from nails and sharp objects, and first aid kit.
Not doing a follow-through
Trusting your property stylist is important, but still, you have to have a certain degree of involvement throughout the duration of the makeover. It’s one thing to know what’s going on, and it’s another thing to make decision about what’s going on.
Neglecting the electrical system
Sometimes, we miss the things that are hidden. Case in point: a home’s electrical system. Prior to the makeover, you should invite an electrician to walk through the property or room to be renovated before you settle with the things like outlet placement. There’s a code that need to be followed relating to electrical works.
Overbuilding for your neighborhood
Take this as an example: the median property price for a home in your suburb is $400,000. The current value of your home is $400,000. However, the cost of your renovation is pegged to be $200,000. In sum, it’s like you’re trying to sell a home worth $600,000 in a $400,000 neighbourhood. If you’re styling to sell, you might as well prioritise and keep within competitive prices.
Not padding your budget
Property stylists will tell you that the cost of a renovation will always be 30% more and will take 20% more than the allotted time to complete. You don’t need to compile renovation statistics to take a hint. You won’t know what’s behind the wall when you take it down. That translates to additional labour. Best be prepared with an extra allowance in your pocket.