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5 Décor Trends That Home Buyers May Find Uncool  

5 Décor Trends That Home Buyers May Find Uncool  

5 Décor Trends That Home Buyers May Find Uncool  
It is not necessary that a home buyer who comes to visit your property has the same design taste as you. (Dreamstime)

You designed your property too well by pulling in all the latest design trends before putting it up for sale, but still cannot find a potential buyer? You might have gone overboard in designing and decorating the property that it has put off potential buyers.

It is not necessary that a home buyer who comes to visit your property has the same design taste as you, in fact, has a completely different one as yours.

MakaaniQ lists some prominent design trends that you should avoid when staging your property as these might put off your potential home buyer:

Bold paints

Have a thing for bright and bold colours? Your potential home buyer might not agree with you. When putting your property on the market, at the time of staging ensure that you paint your walls with subtle colours including light pink, mauve, off-white or even white.

Avoid bold colours as well as bold wallpapers, these might put off your home buyer because he might see it as an additional cost of changing the wall colours in case he is not happy with the choice of hues.

Larger-than-life fixtures

Huge fixtures coupled with minimal furniture could be the in-thing. But, it is not necessary that your home buyer might like it. While these might look too into the face to the buyer, act as a hindrance and make the room look smaller or stuffy. Moreover, it might even look as an additional cost for the buyer as he would want to change them after buying the property. To avoid a situation like this, invest in subtle fixtures that go well with your décor and also, make the room look larger and airy.

Glam and gold

A big no-no, do not fill your home with bling. Though they may look beautiful and give your home a star quality, they may also look outdated or make your home look expensive to the home buyer. Infact, why spend a bomb in adding these fixtures, invest in inexpensive finishes that look subtle and make the home look sleek.

Converted rooms

This is a key step when staging your home. Ensure that none of your rooms is converted into a room that they are not supposed to be. For instance, people use their balconies, cover them and convert them into a bedroom or a living area. Or, converted an extra bedroom into an office or a walk-in closet. This could a turn off for a home buyer who might want to have a proper balcony or for someone who is unaware of that extra bedroom which is now being used for different purpose. So, before you take property on the market, convert these rooms back to their original utility.

Lavish additions

Though you think making lavish additions, like a pool, landscaped garden, hot tubs, or Jacuzzi could get your property a better price, this could also act as a turn off for a potential home buyer. These additions can make the home buyer think about the cost they would add to the price of the property and also, the cost of maintenance they will have to incur once they purchase the property.

Last Updated: Tue Oct 04 2016

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