As with the living and dinning rooms:
Once you've got the foundation right the following 5 tips will help you build on that and help you secure a quick house sale.
All you need in a bedroom is:
That's it! Anything else is just taking up space.
Double bedrooms are worth more money than singles.
It sounds obvious but if the room's large enough (bigger than 2.7 x 2.7m), make sure you have a double bed in it - leave buyers in no-doubt!
Ideally you should position the bed so you can get in from both sides.
This arrangement makes a room feel larger and more balanced and is far better than having the bed wedged in a corner, up against two walls.
Built-in cupboards are best but a freestanding wardrobe is also good.
Buyers always like to have a "nose around" inside cupboards so make it neat and tidy in there.
If you're trying to sell a property quickly, aim to keep you're your cupboards less than 75% full.
A little bit of breathing space will increase the feeling that yours is a well order (and in-turn, desirable) home.
It's not great when buyers see cupboards full to bursting. They immediately assume that if there's not enough storage space for you, there won't be enough for them.
Following the 75% rule makes sure this won't happen.
Here are a few ideas to inexpensively give your bedrooms the edge:
Kid's rooms will never be immaculate - buyers don't expect them to be.
However, there are a few things that will help them present better:
Above all else make sure all the bedrooms are functioning as bedrooms.
If you can provide adequate storage and keep the space clutter-free, you'll impress buyers no end.
Finally, always remember to have the beds made whenever you're showing your house.
It's a fair amount of work but you're efforts will go along way to helping you sell your house quickly.
If you need further guidance (over and above the information you'll find on this website), the following books are the best available:
There are of course tons of books out there to gain added inspiration from. Most are a bit of a let down.
They may have beautiful photos but tend to lack any really useful instruction. There are two exceptions:
If you need "design inspiration" you'll find heaps of it in either or these.
They are immediately useful - basically being instruction manuals on how to get more pleasure from your home. The information and ideas they contain will certainly help to sell your house quickly.
Collins, Readers Digest, Harry Greene - these are all solid DIY books but none come close to:
In terms of specific books on home staging, the best we've ever come across is written (unfortunately) for the American market.
Thankfully the information is just as effective over here:
This is the latest book by Barb Schwartz (the undisputed queen of home staging for over 35 years). It is pretty much the bible of home staging techniques.
The only UK based book worth anything is:
It's not as detailed as Barb Schwartz's book but it will still show you many design tricks that will help you to sell a house quickly, for maximum profit.
Clearing & de-cluttering you house becomes so much easier when you have the right tools.
Trying to find sturdy cardboard boxes that stack & keep your valuable belonging safe is harder than you may first think.
www.helpineedboxes.co.uk is an award winning company started by Ex-Removals professionals.. they just sell boxes.
Most of us cannot see the imperfections in our own home and may not be sure which changes will meet market expectations.
To get the answers it's possible to employ the services of a professional home staging expert who will give objective and impartial advice on changes to add wow factor and improve buyer appeal.
It's this wow factor, mainly created by low cost cosmetic changes, which gives property its best chance of enticing buyers and achieving the ceiling price.
That is, the maximum selling price which can be many thousands of pounds different from the price a buyer is willing to pay due to their perceived value.