Manchester is becoming more affluent every year, with the desirability of many areas rising and the cost of houses soaring. Getting the best price for your Manchester house means making it look the best it can, with design, layout and style being forefront in showcasing the potential of a property. Here we look at why your vintage furniture matters when selling your house in Manchester, and how the quality of that furniture is just as important.
If you want to entice someone into buying your house, it should look as flawless as possible. The potential buyer needs to be able to imagine themselves in the property, and the better the property looks the more valuable it becomes to them. However, this doesn’t mean you need to go shopping for a brand new furniture set. You can impress buyers with a limited budget by making the most of what you already have in your Manchester home.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
While it’s nice to have some colour on the walls, it can put people off when they are viewing your house. If you have red walls and the viewer loathes the colour red, they may be too busy focusing on colour then focusing on the room. Colour can be distracting, even if it isn’t bold and bright. Giving your walls a fresh coat of paint in cream or white is not only more modern, but it creates a backdrop for your vintage furniture and makes your Manchester home look sleeker. Paint is inexpensive and the quickest way to improve a room, and you’ll be amazed at the impact it makes. If you have cream or white walls already, it’s still worth freshening it up with a new coat to cover any faded, scuffed or dull areas.
Making Some Room
If your house is quite cluttered then viewers will only see the clutter which makes it harder for them to envision themselves living there. When selling your house, it’s important to give the space room to breathe. This will create a clean, tranquil atmosphere which makes the viewer more comfortable, as well as allowing them to get a feel of the living area. Having more space also allows viewers to imagine their own furniture and decor within the area; they can hang their favourite painting on that bare wall, put their plant in that corner, their favourite chair by the fireplace. There should be a balance to this though. Going too stark will make the house feel cold and uninviting. We only want to make some room, not a deserted Manchester warehouse. Taking one or two items out of a room can open it up nicely, and make your vintage furniture more focal in the room. Switching out furniture to more appropriate rooms in the house can also help create the spacious feel you want. Take a really good look at your rooms and be brutal about what can stay and what needs to go.
Vintage Furniture Restoration
If you have old vintage furniture it may be a tempting idea to replace it in favour of something more new and modern, but this isn’t necessary at all. It’s often not easy to decide what furniture needs to go, and there are many factors in deciding. Don’t assume that because something is old it is immediately an eyesore in the room. If your vintage furniture is clean and in good condition it may only need some professional touching up, which is a far cheaper option then buying new pieces, and there are many restoration options available. A wooden table showing signs of water damage can be fixed, a faded table can be re-stained and waxed, even wooden banisters can be restored to their former glory. Not only do you get to keep your beloved vintage furniture, but you can work to a budget and save some money.
To find vintage furniture in Manchester visit Old Mill Antiques Ltd. For more information about furniture restoration in Manchester, or to book a service, get in touch with Alan Farr Ltd. We provide a variety of restoration services, from upholstery to lacquer and paint finishing. We work on all property types and can give expert advice on your personal needs. You can give us a call on 01543 469 946, or fill out our online contact form.