We are now in the throws of having the house up for sale and people venturing in to see if this home just might be the one they might like to call home. We did some taking down of my decor of the house for the new buyers.
Our relator told us that most of the peeps looking at this place will be millennial's the younger first time buyers. They usually cannot see past your decor to imagine their own. They like things clean and uncluttered and just want to move in their furniture and begin living.
No painting, change ups of any kind for this crowd!
As I learned with our last sale most buyers cannot focus on the hardwood floors, crown moldings, nice appliances new roof, windows, etc. They get fixed on your decor style and cannot look past that.
So with this in mind.
So with this in mind.
We took down all my chandeliers and put up new light fixtures that would appeal to the majority!
We took down a lot of my architectural pieces to have blank walls.
I did leave up some things so the place would not feel too stark and lets face it... It is still my home until the day I sign on the dotted line to hand it over. So I want to still feel like it is my home until the one day it is no longer our home.
I thought I would show you some of the changes we did to make it more buyer friendly.
|I had this old chippy window with my white angel hanging on it over this cabinet. I also had the old porch post with birdhouse hanging.|
|Now those are down and the walls touched up. More open and simple and void of my decor taste. I did leave the entry way hanger and sign up. I do want it to feel somewhat lived in and not stark with nothing up on the walls.|
|Living room long wall with all my decor. I love to surround myself with things I love in my decor. Especially architectural pieces but that is my taste and I need to appeal to a larger audience looking to make this their home.|
|Same in the kitchen and dining area. Down with the chandeliers and some of the chippy decor.|
|New light fixtures put up in place of my vintage chandeliers and more open wall space. Oops left the phone charger plugged in on the counter. Woooo better put that away before the first showing lol!!!!!|
|The dining room has less distractions with stuff off the walls. I will be packing up my angels and Madonna's and store them away this weekend too. I will just have plates and ironstone in the cabinet.|
|I took down the candle chandelier and chippy piece and mantel.|
With a little spackle and paint touch up and getting things packed away I tried to make the space more move in ready for the buyers.
Since I still live in this home I needed to leave a little bit of me.
Now let's hope we get some buyers through here that might be able to see themselves living in this home.
Have a great weekend. It is cold here but the sunshine is streaming in the windows this morning. Love how bright this place looks when it is a sun filled day.