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Deakin-White have agreed 21 sales so far this month. That’s at least one properly sold subject to contact every day in November.
This is unusually high for November, and we still have a very high demand for properties in this very buoyant market.
We have clients who have been pre-qualified by our Deakin-White Team and are waiting for a property to come on the market which ticks their boxes.
If you are considering selling now or in the near future, please contact Deakin-White to arrange a valuation as we most probably have a client who would buy your property today.
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by Wayne Bettess of Your New Boiler - www.yournewboiler.com
What are heat pumps?
There are two types of heat pumps, air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps.
Air source heat pumps look and work very similar to air conditioning units, just in reverse. It is extracting heat from the air.
Ground source heat pumps extract heat from the ground via a network of pipes buried in the garden.
How much does a heat pump cost?
Well, you may want to sit down here; the cost of supplying and installing an air source heat pump can range from £8,000 to £15,000.
A ground source can be even higher, starting at £15,000 up to £30,000! Compared to an average of £2,000-£4,000 for a boiler replacement!
Please note, you may still need a boiler! Heat pumps may not fulfil all your heating and hot water requirements.
How much room will a Heat pump take up?
Air source heat pumps are not big appliances; They are generally rectangular, about the size of a tumble drier or washing machine. They get mounted on the property’s exterior with pipes that enter the building to connect to the internal system.
Ground source heat pumps need more space as they require boreholes to be drilled in the garden and pipes running back to the house to be connected to the pump and equipment. For many UK households, ground source heat pumps will not be the solution.
What is the Government offering?
The Government have said they will issue grants of £5,000 to those households that install a heat pump. This does not launch till next year (April 2022) . There are very limited funds available. It is estimated that the grant will help 90,000 heat pumps be installed in the UK. This is a relevantly small amount when you compare it to the boiler sales in 2019 alone, which was well over 1.5 million boilers sold.
My boiler is broken or unreliable, what should I do?
If you are experiencing problems right now, you are very unlikely to receive any help from what the Government has announced as it doesn’t launch till 2022. Unless you have 10-20 k spare to invest into a green heat pump solution right now, then your best bet would be to get the boiler replaced by a local, family-owned new boiler installation company.
Boris Johnson says: “We’re going to make carbon-free alternatives cheaper to install so that when you or your landlord next come to replace your boiler it makes more sense to go with a cleaner, more efficient replacement that you know will help the planet.”
I really hope this article has helped you understand a few things about heat pumps. Please share it with anyone that you feel may find the information valuable.
If you are based in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire or Buckinghamshire then please visit our website www.yournewboiler.com for a free quote on replacing your boiler
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Autumn is here and soon the nights and even days will start to get darker and greyer, making our homes feel grim and unwelcoming. Natural light is one of the few things that your home can’t have too much of, especially when you are looking to sell. Light can make any space feel bigger and give a property a warm feeling and a sense of home. There are many things you can do to bring more light into your home without having to undertake a major renovation. We have some great and handy tips for sellers on how to make your home look brighter and, as a result, bigger.
Clever Use of Mirrors and Reflections
Mirrors bounce light around a room and if you place a mirror across from a window, angled right, the natural light will be reflected into the darkest areas of the room. Mirrors are wonderful for making a room look brighter and more spacious, but so are other shiny and reflective surfaces. In your living toom or even bedroom, think about adding some metallic or mirrored furniture or accents to help reflect light around the room.
Stainless steel appliances in your kitchen combined with sleek white cabinets will make your kitchen look brighter. In your kitchen and bathroom you could also look at using glass tiles or backsplashes. In the right conditions, glass tiles will reflect close to 100 per cent of the light that hits them. Instead of glass, you could also look at highly glossy ceramic tiles as these have nearly the same reflective effect. When it comes to light reflection, the superior choice of tile is the subway tile but you can’t beat metallic backsplash tiles for maximum reflection.
Your Choice of Window Dressing
We use curtains and blinds to block out the light but also for privacy, and even when opening your curtains before a viewing there are some rooms that just won’t be able to carry dark velvet drapes without the light being sucked away. Think about swapping your window dressing for lighter shades and make sure that all blinds are fully open before a viewing begins.
The Best Paint
Your choice of paint can transform any room, making it look cleaner, more relaxing, cosier and, of course, brighter. It will be of no surprise that neutral shades such as whites and pastels will make a room look brighter, but whilst you’re deciding which colour to choose, leave testing splotches on your wall for over 24 hours, this way you will be able to see which looks the best in the differing light throughout the day.
The paint shade you choose for your interior walls is one way to reflect natural light back into your rooms. Nothing is brighter than a white stain, which will also make your home look clean and fresh. If you’re not a fan of white, look at the varying shades of off white to see if that works better for you. But remember, this is the home you are leaving, so the colour should be chosen to enhance your home’s features and attract potential buyers – you can have fun with colour when you are settled in your new home.
Don’t forget your ceiling when you’re decorating. The reason most ceilings are white is because white reflects light, yet ceilings can often go unnoticed. Choose a matte finish for your ceilings, as this reduces the glare – plus, they don’t need the washability of gloss paints because they won’t get touched as much or filled with children’s wonderful and unexpected art work!
Sometimes it can be hard getting light into a dark room without adding a new window – you don’t have to go to such an expense, instead play with the light you already have. Angle your furniture towards the light so that it reflects off it, especially if it is pale in colour. You may not be able to get more sunlight into your room but a large light-coloured rug will help brighten it up, especially if you have darker floors.
Clutter also has a way of draining light from a room and making it feel claustrophobic and unwelcoming. By decluttering, organising and minimising the amount of furniture you have in a space, it will feel larger and brighter as a result.
Importance of Light
Never forget the importance of light when selling your home, you don’t need to knock down walls to make a difference. If you want to understand the difference we can make to your selling experience, give our team a call.
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The weather has turned, from heaving downpours to chilly temperatures, those woolly hats and thermal coats are now becoming the norm. We know that many people are worried about keeping warm this winter with the rising cost of energy bills and as such, according to the Energy Saving Trust, four out of ten of us will be avoiding switching the heating on. With more of us working from home than ever before, being cold will certainly be a hindrance to productivity. With this in mind, our team at Deakin-White have come up with some ideas to help you and your home stay warm this winter.
Change your habits
The last thing we would suggest is being very uncomfortable and cold so if you need to put the heating on can you turn your thermostat down by one degree? By doing so, it is estimated you can save up to around 10 per cent of your fuel bill.
Making a few new additions to your home’s interior décor can help keep the warmth in, which can only be a bonus. Thermal curtains can provide your room with extra insulation via ‘triple weave technology’; they also have blackout and noise-reducing capabilities, so not only can they help to keep the heat in but they also can keep your room cosy.
Rugs are also another way to add additional insulation, around 10 per cent of heat can be lost through uninsulated floors. Whether your floors are insulated or not, the addition of a stylish rug will be a great way to keep your home snug this winter. Draught excluders are probably not something you had thought of as the ideal accessory for your home, but those retro beauties can really make a difference in keeping the cold air out. There are a wonderful array of styles available on the market these days, you are bound to find one to match your colour scheme.
There doesn’t seem anything sexy about having an electric blanket, but we bet that when you venture upstairs and feel the chill in the air, you will be delighted to snuggle under the covers to glorious warmth rather than experience the sudden shock of icy sheets. An extra blanket or throw is an ideal accessory to any room, something to cosy into whilst watching a movie, or an extra layer on your bed.
Another way to add extra warmth is through a good old hot water bottle – quick and easy, there is no more perfect way to eliminate any chills when you arrive home. You can choose from those full of beans which you can heat up in the microwave or a traditional boiled water filled one.
Of course it is always beneficial to put on an extra layer but make sure it is a thermal one; you don’t need to be heading down the ski slopes or hiking over the moors to wear such clothes. Good winter woollies are worth their weight when it comes to colder days and nights, a good pair of warm slippers can keep your feet warm which will also help your overall body warmth. Underlayers such as thermal leggings, merino wool tops or even an extra vest will all help to keep you feeling comfortable when things get chilly.
Your feet are one part of your body you should really ensure are kept toastie, because if your feet are cold you will start to feel cold all over. If your slippers are not doing the trick, look into an electric foot warmer, and you will soon start to feel those shivers disappear.
Film, Foil and Bleed
If your windows can be a little bit draughty, you may not have the funds to replace them at this time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it. There is an easy solution available on the market and that is with secondary glazing film which can help insulate the glass. The sticky film is easy to apply and will add an extra layer for protection from the elements.
When you switch your heating on you want to ensure you get every ounce of warmth for your hard- earned pennies, and another easy solution is to use radiator insulation foil. This padded self-adhesive foil just sits behind your radiators and makes sure the heat is radiated into the room, making cosier spaces ideal for the winter months ahead.
When is the last time you bled your radiators? When you have your heating on you want them to be working at their best and any trapped air will stop the warm water circulating around your radiators properly and as a result it will take your rooms longer to warm up.
Keep the chill out
We hope some of these ideas will help keep you and your home warm this winter. If you are selling your home at the moment and it feels like you’re out in the cold, we can warm up your sale. Give our team a call.
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The summer has well and truly gone, and there are even signs that Christmas will soon be here, judging by goods in the shops and some ads on TV. But before we deck the halls and hang the tinsel, we have a more eerie celebration on the cards, when the spooks and ghouls rule the night. Since the fright night has been somewhat reduced over the last couple of years, we know that many of our local residents are looking forward to celebrating in style. How should you decorate if you decide to sell your home this Halloween?
Does spooky sell?
Even though the stamp duty holiday has ended, we are still seeing buyers eager to find their next home in. And don’t worry if your home has it’s own Casper or requires the Ghost Busters because, according to a recent study by Inventorybase, you could actually scare your home’s value. The study found that homes that look (supposedly) haunted had sold by 18% more than their more warm and welcoming neighbours. That being said, we find that today’s buyers are looking for a home and not a house of horrors, so before you make any haunting mistakes, we have put together some decorating tips.
Eliminate the cobwebs and spiders
Although cobwebs and spiders are the perfect companions for Halloween, they are not looked on so favourably by buyers. So, before you put up any seasonal décor make sure your house has been decluttered, as adding more items will make your home feel disorganised and smaller. Also, give your home a deep clean, it doesn’t look good when buyers have to run screaming from a smelly fridge or an unsightly corner.
Tame for gore
Of course you may wish to decorate your home to give your family a Halloween to remember, but don’t go overboard. Remember buyers are coming to see your home, and they need to be able to see it and all the key features that it holds. Not everyone loves Halloween, and it isn’t only young children that could be put off by scary and gory decorations. If you’re having a party, decorate for that and then pull it back ready for any viewings.
Treat the senses
Selling your home is all about the senses, so don’t forget to treat your buyers with some autumnal scents. This season has some of the most delicious aromas, from gingerbread to pumpkin spice and cinnamon, but use them carefully and make sure you avoid any artificial scents as these can be overpowering. Whether you bake an aromatic traybake for a viewing, or add these natural smells in another way, don’t forget to treat your buyers’ senses.
Elegance over tacky
Who doesn’t want to go overboard with gory and spine-chilling decorations, but if you’re selling your home we are afraid you want to make sure you make the best impression. Try to keep things elegant, and there are many beautiful home decorations available to add some shivers rather than some frights. Make sure your choices complement your home’s existing colour schemes, and use warm, earthy tones. You also need to keep your decorations looking fresh, especially if you’re using real pumpkins and flowers; buyers don’t want to see smelly rotten displays, that’s another way to give buyers a scare.
Don’t hide your features
What beautiful and wonderful features does your home have? One thing you need to make sure is that your decorations celebrate these rather than hide them, which is why you need to decorate strategically. Add touches that will accentuate fireplaces, brighten dark corners and highlight beautiful period features. Ensuring your décor works with your home, rather than against it, will also appeal to potential buyers.
A six sense
Buyers have a sixth sense when it comes to knowing whether a home is right for them, and you don’t want to put any barriers in the way. Therefore, this Halloween, don’t make any haunting mistakes and eliminate the cobwebs, tame the gore, treat the senses, keep it elegant without hiding any features. If you would like more advice on how to prepare your home this October, please call our team.
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We can all agree that the last couple of years has been an experience. It has seen us separated from those we love, locked into neighbourhoods, and opened our eyes to what’s important. For many, it has pressed them to make the massive change that is moving house, yet at Deakin-White we have found that there’s been one common denominator when it comes to motivation to move. Yes, some sellers may be looking for more space but what we are told again and again is that location, location, location is more important now than ever before.
The family incentive
Over the years, decades and generations, many things have pulled us apart – a desire to travel, relocating for work, love and lifestyle. As families, we have accepted living miles apart and coming together for celebrations and holidays. Yet the pandemic, as we know, put a halt to all socialising and travel and meant that, instead of weeks, the time between seeing each other in person turned into years. This has been the driving force for some sellers to make the move to be closer to their loved ones. We have met with children taking the huge step to uproot their lives to settle closer to their parents, and parents doing the same to be close to their children and grandchildren.
This desire for physical closeness is a fierce driver home moving, and also a very emotional one. These sellers are not moving because their house has become too big or too small, or because they have fallen out of love with their property or neighbourhood. The reality of leaving what they love can make these moves difficult, but, ultimately, they know that at the end of it they will finally be in easy distance of what really matters in their lives – those they love.
Change in lifestyle
Cities were the hub where all the action happened and, for many professionals, the only place to be should you wish to climb the career ladder. Now there has been a revolution, a change in perspective, a reality check as it were – a realisation that you really can have a work–life balance. With homeworking continuing for many and employers embracing a more flexible working culture, many sellers are leaving the city life to find their calm amidst the chaos.
Lockdown rules encouraged us all to get out and exercise, with many walking more than ever before – according to Tom Platt, of The Ramblers Association, 'People say they will continue to walk more when the Covid restrictions have ended.' It is therefore no surprise that we have found that many sellers are seeking a new home close to walking trails. Whether these sellers are heading for the hills or the beach, they are seeking a lifestyle that is in complete contrast to what they had been living before.
Rediscovering the beauty on our doorsteps
When you are not allowed to travel out of your local neighbourhood, it is amazing how much you discover is available on your doorstep. It’s as though your eyes have been opened to a new world, and the streets you once raced down, you now wander and take in slowly, seeing what each store has to offer and what’s at the end of that path. If you’re house no longer fits, once you have rediscovered the beauty on your doorstop, you may wish a new home but not a new location.
We love meeting sellers who have been reawakened to their little piece of beauty during the last couple of years, and although they feel they are ready to move home for one reason or another, there is one area of their search they will not compromise on, and that is the location. They have fallen in love with where they live again, and we just love helping them find a buyer who feels exactly the same.
The best position
Understanding why you wish to move is crucial if we are to provide you with the finest service. We can ensure that your location-dictated move becomes a reality and works with the timescale you have in mind. If you’re motivated to sell because of location, location, location, contact the agent in the best position to sell your home, get in touch with our team.
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Watching fireworks, especially for children, with all their sparkles, unexpected flashes and colours can be extremely exciting, but for your dogs Bonfire Night and fireworks is like living through a horror movie. Pets can often react by running away as a way to escape the noise, but there are things you can do to help to reduce your dog’s stress levels. With organised events in and family parties and the nights getting darker sooner, there are bound to be celebrations this autumn and winter that will involve fireworks. This is why our dog loving team at Deakin-White have put together some advice on how to support your dog through Bonfire Night.
Create a place they can feel safe
Firework fright has been known to see dogs jump over or dig under fences, and even shatter windows – this is why it’s important to keep your dog in an area of your home where he or she feels safe and sheltered. Having a designated place to hide that is dark can make your pet feel more secure. The minimum you can do is to keep your windows and doors closed, but a sheet draped over a table can be a great solution.
Dogs that have their own crates should not be locked inside them, as this can make things more stressful for them, but again place a blanket over the top and keep the door open so they can decide when to go in and hide. One thing you should try not to do is confine them to a room, they may feel happier curled up in their favourite space rather than being told where they can or cannot be.
Plan if you can
The last thing you want to be doing is taking your dog out for a work when fireworks are going off. Therefore, where possible, take your dog for a long and energetic walk before night draws in as the fireworks’ loud noises, flashes and even the smell of smoke can all send your pets running. If you can, tire your dog out before events and displays start and keep their final toilet trip for when the quiet returns.
You also don’t want your pets escaping due to their anxiety, so lock your doors and keep them safe, and if possible in an area of your home where the sounds outside are minimalised. They could become destructive if stressed, so you may wish to remove things that can be damaged or be harmful if chewed.
One of our friends always puts classical for pets on their Alexa when they leave the house, this soothing music is believed to help to reduce your pet’s stress. Other pet owners like to leave the TV on, but anything you can do to drown out the sound of fireworks to distract them can only be a good thing.
It isn’t just background noise that can distract your fur baby but also a long-lasting chew, or a toy that keeps them occupied. If you dog has a favourite long-lasting chew, get one ready for the night, so they can enjoy a delicious treat whilst they enjoy Netflix.
Keep it normal
Dogs are so in tune with their owners, they can sense when you’re stressed, feeling ill or unsettled, so act normal, and no matter what is going on outside keep your normal routine. Being overly attentive to your pet and even following them around your home can make them even more confused. Encourage them to play with a toy with you, or let them cosy next to you on the sofa, but just let them make the decision on what they will feel happy to do and when.
Keeping everyone happy
We know as dog owners how you can worry about your beloved furry family member on Bonfire Night, but we hope our advice will ensure you can try to keep everyone happy and safe from fireworks.
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We have just been through a period of unprecedented demand for houses, but now the stamp duty holiday is ending, this autumn could be slightly slower. With this in mind, it is more important than ever to attract potential buyers and, more than that, ensure that your home is everything that a potential buyer is looking for. If your property is on the market and you’re not getting the results that you expected, here are seven possible reasons why your home isn’t selling.
1. Signs of damp
When a potential buyer walks into your home they want to be filled with love and excitement – one sure thing that will turn their vision of dreams into a nightmare is those little black marks that scream damp. Damp is not one of those jobs you should leave to fate and chance – you need to manage the situation before you place your house on the market.
We can all get scrubbing in the bathroom and kitchen, and you may have the skills to freshen up grouting around sinks, baths, showers and tiles, but if you know that your damp needs the opinion of the experts, get a survey as soon as you can so you know what you’re dealing with. The best course of action would be to get the works completed all ready before the ‘for sale’ sign goes up – it’s not the best idea to leave these types of jobs for buyers, as they will certainly be looking for a cheeky sale price if you do.
2. Love thy neighbours
No matter how amazing your house is, one thing that buyers will be considering is what your neighbours are like. No one wants to live next to people who are going to make their home life miserable, they want to know that their neighbours are friendly. Don’t be surprised if potential buyers pop next door for a quick chat or ask your estate agent questions about what the local community is like.
It is your responsibility – and a legal requirement – to be honest about any issues you have had with neighbours and during the sales process, but don’t wait. Be upfront and give buyers the full details when viewing rather than during the sale process – losing a buyer before offers are made is an easier pill to swallow than further down the line when you could lose your next home too.
Let’s talk about parking, as we know this is a massive issue for many homeowners whose properties don’t have a big enough drive for their vehicles – or no drive at all. If your home doesn’t have a drive or parking space, there is no way you can create one, but you can provide information for potential buyers that could smooth over the issue. Where do you park your car? You may have a sneaky spot that buyers would have never considered, or an informal agreement with a neighbour. The buyer may not be familiar with the area, which is why it’s a great idea to provide them with details on public transport, as this could answer any questions they have about commuting.
4. Volume of traffic
Location, location, location could also mean that your home is near a very busy road, which is never something that’s listed on buyers’ wish lists. Although this could be a negative, what does your home or neighbourhood have to counteract that? Your garden might be a lovely haven where the noise isn’t that noticeable; or perhaps the area has a wealth of amenities and facilities, which could increase the appeal of the location. Focus buyers’ attention on the positives and they may realise it is a small compromise worth making.
5. A little whiff
Does your home have a unique aroma? It could be from having pets, a hobby or your culinary experiments. There are some smells that help to sell houses – buyers will hear their belly rumble at the smell of fresh bread, or the feeling of cleanliness evoked by crisp fresh washing. Buying a home is a sensory experience and you need to make sure you take into account your buyers’ sense of smell when selling your home.
Give your home a deep clean before you contact an estate agent. Make sure you clean carpets and fabric-based furnishings, such as sofas and curtains, where aromas can linger. Try and place natural scents around your home rather than artificial ones, which can sometimes be overpowering on the nostrils. Fresh flowers, lavender and herbs are the perfect way to add colour and a subtle, natural scent that buyers will love.
6. No garden
There is no doubt that after having been through a pandemic we all appreciate and desire outside space more than ever before. If your house doesn’t have a garden, it doesn’t mean your home is less desirable, provided you make the most of it. From a tiny patio, a shared courtyard or a lovely balcony with views, whatever space you do have, spend time preparing it for sale. Any space can be transformed with the introduction of plants and flowers and an area to sit and while away the hours.
If you have no accessible outside space, what can you do to bring the outdoors in? House plants have had a resurgence in recent years and can make your home feel like it’s connected with a green space. What parks or walks do you have close by? Highlight these places to your buyers so they know that even if they don’t have a private space in the sun, there are plenty of areas around them to explore.
7. Yes, it is all about the price
Selling your home is also all about getting the price right! Yes, prices fluctuate and so the figure that next door achieved a few months ago could be very different to what your home is worth today. You also need to do your research to ensure you have chosen an estate agent that understands the local property market and has a solid marketing strategy for attracting buyers and selling your home. If the price of your property is too high, it could be sat on the market a while and may end up having to be reduced further down the line. Getting the sale price of your property right from the start is crucial for a quick and successful sale.
Let’s get it sold
Who wants to be pondering why their house isn’t selling? Give our team a call, as we make it our mission not just to list houses but to get them sold. Start the process of selling your home by calling Deakin-White.
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Selling your home is an art, and your success can largely depend on how you prepare your home for sale. Bathrooms really do have the potential to make or break a sale – a new or well-maintained bathroom can say a lot about a home, whereas the alternative screams pound signs, something no potential buyer cares to see. With the high cost of replacing a bathroom, it is no wonder that how yours is presented could potentially break the sale. Buyers want to see a spa-like sanctuary, a place they can go and relax, so stand in the doorway of your bathroom and ask yourself: is my bathroom aiding the sale of my home?
We have all seen them whilst flicking through properties online, those bathrooms filled with everyday items and toiletries making the room look far from attractive. That toothbrush in its holder, toothpaste on the sink – although this is normal life, you have to change your thinking and turn your bathroom into more of a chic hotel setting. Every surface needs to be clear, with only a small selection of items on display, such as a couple of carefully placed luxury bottles. Get inspiration from hotels, interior magazines and Instagram, where bathrooms are elegantly staged to create a luxurious space that no buyer would want to leave.
Is there space?
No matter the room, space is always something that buyers crave. If they feel like storage is an issue, it can make them contemplate whether your property is going to be big enough for them. Buyers will naturally want to have a nosey in cupboards, which is why you need to make sure that your bathroom cabinets are clean and beautifully organised. Use baskets or boxes to organise and store items on your shelves, as this gives a clean and tidy look.
Bring back the shine
Of course, a bathroom is going to lose its shine over time, but missing or mouldy grout really isn’t that attractive and will no doubt be the first thing your potential buyers see. You would be amazed how quickly they can begin to question the asking price of your property if they don’t feel it has been well maintained. Make sure your bathroom is cared for and loved, so that when they start to think about an offer, they will want it to be competitive so that your home doesn’t slip through their fingers.
Make it sparkle
From taps to showerheads, from the bath to the sink, every inch of your bathroom should be sparkling clean. Don’t forget your shower door – there are some great tools that can keep this looking super clean. If you have a shower curtain, just grab a new one for the viewings – ideally one that is a neutral design and works with the colours of your bathroom.
Fluffy and white
You know when you stay at a nice hotel or resort and they have those gloriously fluffy white towels and bathrobes? When it comes to towels, you want them looking their best for viewings, which is why at Deakin-White we always recommend that you purchase some ‘viewing’ towels. These brand new white and fluffy towels are only to be put out when you have a viewing, so you know they will always be ready to look their best, even if you have very little notice.
Bring the outside in
One easy way to transform your bathroom is to bring in the outdoors by incorporating plants and natural textures. Plants can also help filter out any toxins that may be in the air, and humidity-loving plants thrive in a bathroom environment. Plants will add colour and personality to a room with very little effort, and you don’t need a big bathroom either. But a swell as providing some decoration they are also known to purify the air and release natural oils – they can even lower your stress levels, which is ideal when you are wanting to soak in a long hot bubble bath.
Don’t forget the scents
Viewing a property is a sensory experience, your mind is soaking in everything it sees, hears, touches and, of course, smells. When you think of a luxurious bathroom, you want the room to be filled with calming scents such as lavender, peppermint, citrus or rosemary. It’s about matching the scent to the vibe and style of your bathroom, as mismatched aromas can confuse the senses. You want buyers to be excited by the ambience you have created.
Every room counts
It is essential to remember, when selling your home, that every room counts. If you take time to truly prepare your home for sale, you will reap the rewards in estate agent valuations and subsequent offers. For more advice on how to prepare each room of your home for sale contact our sales team.