Selling in Summer Has One Huge Advantage – Your Home Should Be Looking its Very Best.
Let There Be Light
Sunshine and summer are synonymous. Buyers will be looking for a warm and light home, so ensure yours doesn’t disappoint. Open curtains, windows and outside doors to let the sun in. If your property is a little on the dark side, consider investing in sky lights. These can make a huge difference to the feel of your home. Repainting walls in a lighter shade is another way to easily increase the level of light in your house.
Keep Your Cool
Although a warm and sunny home is a huge selling point, no one wants to be baking inside on hot days! Ensure your cooling systems are a match for the weather. Air conditioners and fans are a must for many buyers. Don’t underestimate the power of shade. Transparent, light curtains are the perfect addition to windows in the sunniest part of your home.
Focus On Indoor/outdoor Flow
An easy flow between indoor and outdoor areas will be on the checklist of many summer buyers. If your house’s flow isn’t ideal, take a look at your floor plan and see whether you could repurpose some of your rooms. Most buyers will be looking for living areas that open up to a garden or patio. Consider adding extra doors to increase your home’s flow.
Bring Summer Inside
House plants can give your house a summer vibe. Choose hardy varieties that thrive in warm conditions. Consider faux plants in the sunnier rooms – these days they are very hard to distinguish from the real thing and no one needs to know! Terrariums and cacti are other low-maintenance options.
Create An Outdoor Room
If it is at all possible to turn your outdoor area into a summer room, then do so. Great shade is a must and it’s even better if it’s waterproof too. Add a table for alfresco dining and comfortable outdoor seating for whiling away those summer evenings. Top-notch barbecues, pizza ovens or outdoor fireplaces are other great additions. Style the area with fairy lights, paper lanterns and cute accessories.
Give Your Garden A Resort-style Makeover
If you have a pool, then this is truly its moment in the sun. Keep it well maintained and be sure to add a couple of high-end sun loungers to add a true resort feel. If you don’t have a pool you can still create a resort-style space. Build a cute Fijian style bure or add a relaxing water feature. Subtle lighting and oversized beanbags also scream relaxation. Finally ensure your garden is as lush as possible.
Follow these tips and your home will soon be warm and inviting and exuding a summer vibe!