James Treble - Television Presenter and Co-founder - Interior Design for Profit
The three worst reno mistakes to avoid when selling your home are number one: Don’t style or renovate the property in your personal style. Just because you love the retro look or think ‘I love the Scandi look’ it doesn’t mean it’s going to suit the property! So research your market, think of what the property style is like in its location and style it for that.
The second way is if you’re doing a major structural renovation, don’t stay in the property during it. It’s hard on relationships, it may even be hard on your health. You’re better to move out and get the job done cleanly and spend the money on a little vacation while you renovate and bring in the bucks.
The third one is don’t overcapitalise on your finishes and fittings when renovating. Just like a plain dress with an amazing handbag looks great, spend your money on key items like a great tap or great tiles in one place in the bathroom rather than go for high end finishes everywhere because you won’t get the return on your money.
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