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Home renovation for reselling it in India at best rates

Home renovation for reselling it in India at best rates

Are you planning to resell your home but not getting optimum return as expected? Is it due to the fact that your home need some renovation here and there? If you have everything in place and still not getting reasonable rates, then maybe it’s time to look around and see if your home need some improvement? You know when a prospective buyer enters the home, it should welcome and attract the buy. Not only just rates, but your prospective buyers should like everything about the home from its vastu to the light, floor, doors, windows and everything else. Some of the most important areas that should be inviting is the kitchen, bathroom, living area and then the bedroom. There are many more factors to retain the class and value of your old home and when you do that, you can get high reselling price for it.

I was struggling to resell one of my properties and then a friend suggested some remedies. He advised us to go for some renovation work and once we did that, I was able to resell my home within 3 weeks. Can you imagine? If you have been struggling in reselling your home, then you may like to check this post and i am sure it will work for you. It’s not a good idea to assume that the buyers can do the renovation of his own according to his preferences, that’s a bad positioning.  You ought to make it presentable by proper renovation before showing it to the prospective buyers and that’s how you can get better return of it.

 

Kitchen

The kitchen and bathroom are the first things that come into the mind of the people who want to buy your home. Among these two the kitchen is often compared to the heart of the house. Hence when you decide to sell your old home or home, make sure that your kitchen is in good shape in order to get good price for the whole house. So it is better if you focus on your kitchen before turning your focus on other things. But you should also keep in mind not to make it too fancier otherwise people might assume that, they might not be able to afford it at all. Hence just ensure that your kitchen original looks are preserved. Repaint your kitchen walls if required.

Get the basic renovation work done before listing

For other renovation work such as replacing the kitchen faucet set, adding new cabinet, door handles and updating old lighting fixtures with brighter, more energy-efficient ones should be done at first.

You can also give a makeover to your cabinets if they are not in a good shape.  Refurnish the cabinet boxes, and add new doors and drawers in it. Refresh it with a smart color coat of paint over the whole set, and it will look like new. Fresh paint with modern colors will play an important role in doing a makeover of your kitchen. Moreover, paint is a relatively cheaper way for a makeover.

Matching appliances

If your appliances are not matching the entire surrounding of your kitchen, then you should consider replacing your old appliances with new matching ones. The idea is to make your kitchen sellable as a more cohesive looking kitchen makes a huge difference in the buyer’s mind and believe me your kitchen alone can make all the difference and you may end up selling your whole house or home for a handsome amount.

Bathroom

The bathroom is another important part of your house or home. The looks and comfort of your bathroom determines the standard and class of the people residing there. So it is extremely important for you to keep your bathroom in a splendid condition.

An old and discolored bathroom floor can ruin the looks of it. You can try easy-to-apply vinyl tiles or a small piece of sheet vinyl to avoid digging the old floor and reduce your efforts for the renovation work. You can simply install the new floor right over the old one without touching it. Installing a new toilet seat and a pedestal sink are easy and affordable, and they make a huge contribution in renovating the looks of your bathroom.

For your old tub and shower it is recommended to re-grout the tiles and replace any chipped or cracked tiles. A prefabricated tub and shower surround might be a good idea to give your bathroom a new and fresh look. You might require hiring a professional interior designer contractor for installing these fixtures. But you can still save a lot of money by paying for re-tiling your walls and refinish a worn-out tub.

Renovating the bathroom and kitchen will ensure that your 65 % work is done especially in India, people look for these two rooms. As the other rooms can be taken care by them, still for the rest of the rooms like the drawing room, bedroom etc, here are few tips to raise the overall standard of your house.

Floor

Good looking floor can add lots of value because it normally attracts people. But if the floor has lost its charm and got discolored you might consider laying good quality carpets in order to manage that. Carpets can play an important role in transforming the looks of your entire room.

Lighting

The sign of a healthy and wealthy family is a bright and luminous ambience in all the rooms. So the best way to impress the buyer when they come for a visit is to light your rooms with luminous lights that give your room a shining and bright appearance. Install mirrors strategically in your room to amplify the effect of light.

Entrance

It is very important that you ensure that the entrance to your house or home is taken care before anything else, as this will create the first impression on the buyers mind when they come for a visit. Replace your old door knobs, paint your grills and wooden doors if they look old and discolored.

Take advise

You can consult a good interior designer before starting your renovation work as they will guide you to renovate it in a way such that it draws the attention of the buyers and also be easy on your pocket. They can also suggest the modern ways to renovate and make your home or house sellable for a reasonable price.

Over to you

Reselling of real estate properties also depends on the current market price so no matter how good you renovate your old house or home you cannot raise it above the particular price that is trending currently. So always survey the market price before making your decision on renovation work. Keep account of the ROI. Don’t end up spending more without thinking, or you may end up with no buyer who is willing (or afford) to buy your overrated house or home.

 

Interior design styles: What are their advantages and disadvantages

Whether you realize it or not, you probably have a preferred interior design style. Just as with clothing, there are certain designs, materials and colours we gravitate towards.

However, unlike clothing, your preference for particular design style might take a little longer to emerge. Unless you’ve won the lottery, chances are that when you first moved out of your family home you were in “beggars can’t be choosers” mode of accepting any piece of furniture that was decent looking and functional that crossed your path. That being said, as you flip longingly through magazines you’ll realize that you gravitate towards one style over another. But do you know which style that is? Below is a list of some of the more popular interior design styles today.

Contemporary, Modern and Minimalist: Three interior design styles with a common theme

Contemporary, Modern and Minimalist interior design styles have a lot in common such as clean lines, lower sitting furniture and emphasizing negative space. Some people find these styles to be cold and uncomfortable. However, if implemented properly, they can be comfortable and help small spaces appear larger. There are, however, distinct differences that define each style.

Contemporary

Includes clean lines, geometric shapes with little if any ornate work. Emphasizing space within a room is important. Furniture is low, upholstered in solid, evenly woven fabric in neutral colours. This style can also include was it popular today from “in” colours to furniture and technology. Twenty years in the future the current contemporary style may become “retro.”

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Modern

This interior design style was born from the Bauhaus movement, a school out of Germany founded in 1919. One of its primary principals was form follows function. This is one of the first design styles that fully integrated form and function. Clean lines are a central theme of this style. Colours are neutral, black and white. There are few accessories.

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Minimalist

This interior design style uses natural light to highlight spaces and shapes. Cool colours and cool white and blue lighting are primary items in this design style. Because the style focuses on including the bare minimum of furniture, hidden storage is key. Minimalist kitchens, for instance, will have cabinets that blend into the walls and hide functional items.

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Eclectic Interior Design Styles

The interior design styles below are not quite as concerned with emphasizing negative space but rather focus on the use of furniture, fabric, materials and colours to create distinctive looks which are radically different from one another, but suitable for the spaces they occupy.

American Arts and Crafts/American Craftsman

A common design style in western North America, it recalls the sensibility of the plain but beautiful shaker style furniture and houses. Although minimal in detail, it is distinguished from other styles with the use of oak and rectangular spindles incorporated into armchair arms and sofa frames. Furniture is a blend of exposed wood and upholstered cushions. Architecturally, peaked A-framed roofs are a common design feature of an Arts and Crafts style house. Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most well-known architects who contributed to this interior design style.

Classic

This interior design style focuses on symmetry and building the decor on a focal point in the room. For instance, a fireplace flanked by two identical sofas or armchairs is a common use of the classic style. The colour palette is drawn from nature; soft hues of earth tones, blues, yellows, grays and pinks are common. Fabrics are elegant without being ornate, such as cotton, linen and velvet. Furniture is comfortable yet still elegant and will include showing off turned legs or using skirts to hide plain legs. Columns, relating back to classical Greek and Roman architecture, can be used as part of this style.

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Industrial or Urban

A newer trend that has flourished with the conversion of former factories in downtown areas into condos. This interior design style prefers the use of more industrial materials such as concrete for floors and walls, exposed beams or stripped floors, stainless steel and metal. Furniture materials include leather, reclaimed wood, stainless steel. The style emphasizes space, so furniture tends to be sparser and can feel cooler. Black, chrome and raw materials are dominant materials in this theme.

Retro

This style can draw from past decades with an updated feel. Within this category styles from art deco, arts and crafts eras are recreated with a more contemporary look. Eras such as the psychedelic sixties or Scandinavian Cool will be recreated to fit in with today’s looks. Depending on the era, fabrics, colour palettes and styles will differ according to the design style it is imitating. Done right, this style can recreate an older dated look with modern flare.

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Country

In and of itself the country interior design style encompasses many sub categories influenced by different cultures. French Country includes cotton and linen fabrics in hues of bright blues and yellows, terracotta floors, natural and light wood. English Country includes a variety of floral patterns, stripes and plaids. Light wood such as oak is also widely used. American Country emphasizes earth tones, rustic furniture sometimes mixed with red,white and blue and plenty of light pine. In these sub-categories, there is an abundance of fabric and the style can include larger, cozier furniture pieces, triple pleated, full length curtains and accessories to indicate a warm and welcoming environment. This style works best with more traditional architecture.

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Rococo or Opulent

This interior design style derives its characteristics from the days of palace living. Therefore common themes are opulent fabrics of silk, brocade and velvet. Gold painted plaster work contrasts with pastel walls either painted or in silk or silk like wallpaper. Furniture pieces are as ornate as the walls and often include curved arms, ovals and spirals. The dominant colours used are pink, gold, yellow, azure blue and cream. This style can be expensive to create because of the nature of the materials as well as the workmanship necessary for creating or refurbishing plaster work. It is not well-suited to smaller spaces as it can be overpowering.

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Of course, the above is just a guide of some of the most common types of design styles. We tend to love different elements from several different styles to create our own individual style such as Modern Country or Classic Retro. Which interior design style do you prefer?