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Modernisation to sell 

by Shona Bates 

HouseWow Associate

Shona Bates
Gallery Modernisation to sell   
Cost effective refurbishment and Staging to sell a property.

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After modernisation (Click pictures to enlarge)
Living room after Bedroom after   Property dressing picture GR 
Living room after  Kitchen area after   Bedroom after

About the Project:

This client wanted to sell his one bedroom apartment quickly and for the best price. However, he had purchased the apartment 20 years previously but had never made any interior decor changes in that time. The apartment was cluttered, dated and needed a complete overhaul to make it appeal to the target market which was identified as being young professional singles/couples. The client worked from home and had sited his desk, computer equipment, shelving and paperwork in the living room making it seem messy and cramped. Estate agents had provided the client with an idea as to how much he could achieve from a sale if the property were updated versus what he could achieve for it in its existing condition. We knew what the potential uplift was from the start so knew how that the budget for works had to be below that figure. This project involved completely cost-effectively refurbishing and modernising this property including decluttering, new kitchen , bathroom, carpets, decor and soft furnishings, some new furniture, light fittings and a bespoke under eaves 'hidden office' was created in the client's bedroom. When not in use the doors could be closed and appear as a wardrobe. The client liked is new apartment so much, that he chose to stay instead of sell.


Shona Bates, SMB Interior Design - home staging, showhomes, declutter, furniture rental, interior design



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