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Agent advises get rid of curtains

Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by balwoges, 19th Jul, 2015.

  1. balwoges

    balwoges Well-Known Member

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    I know the current fashion is louvres etc however the agent has advised me to get rid of the curtains in my lounge/dining area leaving only roller blinds, also to paint walls ceiling white/white. I know the curtains are old fashioned i.e. pelmet/sheers - what do others think :confused:
     

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  2. WattleIdo

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    Was going to deride the agent until i saw your photo. Um ... well I personally dislike pelmuts and these ones look fussy and dated like they all do (sorry). Also, though white on white may have had its day, this colour looks a little 'drab' in a room where warmth is required (I see cream walls).
    Having said that, imo, if you're going to spend money, get something really nice (cheap and cheerful). On the other hand, if you're not having any trouble getting tenants, why bother?
    :)
    Love the table and sideboard.
     
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  3. Tillie

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    Are you selling or renting it out?

    Depends on the other decor and style of the house. Personally I do not mind your pelmets and curtains, if the colour of the wall was different. But sheer curtains in the middle makes it look more dated. Try replacing sheers with modern roller blinds,. If it does not modernise it enough, you can always remove curtains and pelmets later
     
  4. balwoges

    balwoges Well-Known Member

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    Actually its my own old fashioned home that I am selling :D, its off with the curtains, leave roller blinds, paint walls pale grey and trims in white and hope for a happy buyer.

    Thanks for your opinions, BTW you should see the color scheme of the home I am buying :eek:
     
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  5. Be Developer

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    @balwoges

    If you are selling, best to give a fresh look.

    Changing cheap blinds (try nobullblinds)
    And
    Lick of paint (there is a thread abt color scheme)

    Can pay you some dividends!
     
  6. balwoges

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    Complete paint job and new carpets!

    Getting carpet from Bunnings, am amazed at the price and quality ...
     
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  7. Beelzebub

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    Get rid of them, they remind me of my nan's place. White Venetians from Spotlight, they should cut them to size for you. Paint architraves gloss white and walls some sort of softer colour but not just white. Every rental has white walls and I think tenants get sick of that colour. Definitely keep your choices conservative and aimed at everyone though.
     
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  8. Tillie

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    If you are selling, get rid of them. If you prefer curtains over blInds, Freedom has really nice modern curtains that aren't that expensive either
     
  9. Propertunity

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    ^ ^ agreed. Yikes!
     
  10. wylie

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    I'm with the "get rid of them" camp. Fresh and no fuss is the way to go.
     
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    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Another the agent is right camp
     
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    Walls look ok so I wouldn't bother.

    I would go with white Venetian blinds. Go for wider slats. Dark colours would darken the room too much.
     
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    Agree with agents suggestion
    Good luck with the sale
     
  14. Kael

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    The agent should know your area well and what buyers/renters will be looking for, along with what will achieve a fast and high-value sale. After looking at your photo, I agree with the agent.