The Landscaping Tips that Will Sell your Home

Are you looking to put your home for sale? With beautiful landscaping you can increase your homes value and attract buyers in no-time!

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The reason we work so hard at Sloane and Sons Garden Benches is that we understand the value of your land. Your garden is essential to the kerb appeal of your property and can add value or immediately turn off potential buyers. Therefore, these landscaping tips that will sell your home could be worth thousands in your bank account. With just a few easy choices, you could get the sale that you might be finding tough.

What First Impressions are you Making?

If you are on a limited budget, this is the first questions you should ask. You may not have the money for expensive planting. You may also wonder at the point if you are looking to move. However, the exterior walls and windows of your house need to be up to scratch. You need to give the impression that the property has been well-maintained. Therefore, peeling paint and cracked walls could well be your immediate concern.

You should also take some time to repair the fencing or wall around the boundary. You should replace damaged panels and maybe even give the fencing a new coat of wood stain. Remember, the buyer is purchasing the land too and will need an idea of the size of the property. A clearly defined fence or wall will communicate this quickly to the buyer.

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What Would a Quick Glance Suggest?

After the exterior brick and paintwork, your next priority should be the lawn. An expanse of grass gives the impression of space around the property. However, if the lawn is yellowing or is full of potholes, then you will need to offer it some care before inviting buyers around. A vibrant green lawn, like the external paintwork, will give that impression that you have lovingly cared for your property.

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Who Will Suit the House?

You need to think about your audience for your house. Who is your potential buyer? Are you selling to an older couple who would want something easy to maintain? Are you selling to a family who wants big open spaces and low maintenance? In short, you need to consider the lifestyle of your potential buyers and appeal to this in your landscape ideas.

How Would the Buyer use the Garden?

Furnishing the garden with well-placed landscaping can have as much effect outside as it does inside. You will want to remove the clutter and give it a tidy up. However, putting out a sun-lounger, setting up an outdoor eating area, or placing a teak bench by a beautiful space could be the tipping point. The buyer will imagine days sat in the sun listening to the birdsong – who wouldn’t want to make an offer?

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How Can you Easily add Some Verve?

If you want a quick wow factor, buy some coloured pots and fill them with flowers in bloom. Even if you use evergreen shrubs in the pots, fearing that selling the property may take longer than the life of the flowers, this will still give the impression of a fully landscaped area. Better news, you can take the pots with you when you move.

Another way to add some effortless sparkle to your outdoor space is to add lighting. This will be especially appealing if you use it to edge the driveway. If you choose a security light that acts as a spot over the driveway on an evening, you also speak to the safety of your house.

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Tips for Decorating Your Living Room When You Know You’ll Be Moving

If your only temporarily living in a home, it might be hard to decorate. Here are some ways to make your place look chic!


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There are many reasons why you might be moving into a space that’s only meant to be temporary. A few examples of people who find themselves in temporary spaces include:

• Military families
• College students
• Temporary workers

Of course, you could also move into an apartment knowing it isn’t going to be your forever home. Even if you don’t plan on leaving the community, you may plan on moving into a new apartment or into a new home within just a few years.

It can be tempting not to do much with your space if you know you won’t be there long, but you shouldn’t put off your comfort just because you don’t know where you’ll end up!
You can still decorate your living room, even if you’ll be moving soon. Here’s how.

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Choose Your Furniture Carefully

Purchasing furniture is the biggest choice you’ll make for any space. You want to make sure you get it right. That can be nearly impossible when you don’t know exactly where you’ll end up, and whether your couch will work in your new space.

If you choose your new furniture carefully, you can ensure it will work in multiple spaces. For example, custom furniture can be ordered in neutral colors that will match any space, but custom furniture can also feature:

• Removable upholstery covers that can easily be replaced
• Cushions and frames that can be separated for easy moving
• Modular pieces that can be used in a variety of configurations

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Use Simple Lighting

There is no denying the fact that a great light fixture can have a huge impact on any space. However, if you don’t plan on staying long, it’s not a good idea to change the fixtures. You’ll just have more work to do changing them back when you move.

Instead, focus on simpler lighting, like floor and table lamps. Choose lamps with neutral bases and shades that can be changed out easily, so they will work in every future space.

Want to add a little more personality to your space? Consider using fairy lights or other whimsical lighting that can easily be packed into a box when it’s time to move.

Decorative Rugs Do Double Duty

Replacing the carpet isn’t an option when you move into a temporary space. That doesn’t mean you’re stuck with that ugly brown carpet. Instead, layer a decorative rug over the existing carpet.

Think it’s weird to put a rug over a carpet? Think about it like artwork for your floor. Choose a design you like and you can enhance your current space, as well as enhance other large spaces in your future homes.

Another benefit of using decorative rugs? They protect the existing carpet, so you’ll be more likely to get your deposit back!

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Dress the Windows with Curtains That Can Be Reused

If there’s one area that renters stay away from more than any other, it’s the windows. It’s true that replacing those cheap plastic blinds with high quality blinds isn’t a good use of your money, but you should dress your windows with curtains.
Worried that you’ll spend a bunch of money on curtains that you won’t be able to use in your next space? With a little creativity, you can find a way to repurpose your old curtains!

A few ideas include:

• Use them as a room divider
• Create a floating curtain headboard
• Sew them into table runners
• Create a curtain canopy bed
• Hang them in front of an open closet
• Make a shower curtain
• Transform them into decorative pillows

Don’t Shy Away from Hanging Things on the Walls

If you’re not planning on sticking around for a while, the thought of putting things on the walls probably seems pretty pointless. Not to mention, you don’t want to damage the walls when you’ll only be there for a few months.

Hanging items on the wall is the quickest and easiest way to personalize a space, and you can do it without damaging the walls. You can hang pictures without nails by using picture hanging strips and adhesive hooks. You can hang pictures and paintings on the wall in just minutes, all without poking any holes in the walls or damaging the paint.

Just because you don’t plan on staying somewhere for a while doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to feel comfortable and happy while you’re there. With these tips, you can create a custom space with items that can quickly be packed up and used to decorate your next space.

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