My parents are looking for a new house and I've been helping them out on the hunt. I'm getting surprised at how many houses you see that have outdated features that could have easily been replaced to make a much better impression with buyers. Things like wood panelling, lino floors, tiled benchtops and white appliances.
What things do you think make houses look outdated? Have you got any at your place?
Pastel colours, mission brown, carpet in the bathroom, slate floors, exposed beams, above ground pools, floral carpet, a built-in bar, arches.
Interesting discussion! Where do I start? Have 1950s kitchen, narrow benches, old sink, stove set in wall where slow combustion stove used to be, bad working layout!
Pokey laundry. Not sure what you mean in regard to white goods!
Our place had plenty of fantastic features when we moved in. Floral carpet in the front of the house and (even worse) carpet squares out the back. An orange and brown kitchen. Timber panelling in the family room. A tiny concrete deck. A pink bath. (We've kept the pink bath though!)
I reckon features like this can be terrific as a househunter as they can put off other prospective buyers. Those with a little more imagination that can see potential and are prepared to do the renovation work can get a bargain.
White appliances are unfashionable now. Most people prefer stainless steel.