Interior Design Tips

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The Use of Lines When Presenting Your Home for Sale

When you are presenting your home for sale you need to be aware of the elements of interior , one of these elements is ‘Lines’.  Lines are generally created by the shapes and objects, but can also be created by negative space.

You need to be aware of your use of lines as they are a very important factor in creating a mood and/or feeling in a room.

The purpose of lines in a room is: to create a feeling of movement of the eyes; give a sense of direction; drawing the attention of the viewer […]

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How to make a small room seem bigger

As a North Shore Real Estate Agent I don’t think that I have ever heard a buyer say ‘Oh I loved the small spaces of the home so I just had to buy it!’ It is no secret that small spaces can make buyers feel constricted and suffocated, not ideal emotions to feel towards their next home!

A feeling of spaciousness and flow are some of the most desirable factors for an incoming purchaser. Luckily there are ways that we can help to reduce the impact of a small space and give it the illusion of being […]

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Home Seller Tip #2:The Importance of Property Presentation

Once you have done all the hard work to get a buyer for your property, you want to capitalize on your efforts and hit them with some real WOW factor.

Like with people, a buyer will connect emotionally to a home within seconds, it is imperative that you immediately grab and hold their attention. The way that you do that is in how you present your home.

Property presentation is the first of four crucial parts of how to sell your home for the best price. How you present the home can account for anywhere from […]

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3 Steps for Arranging Home Décor

When preparing your home for sale, one of the biggest dilemmas is how to arrange your accessories. Here is a three step plan using Interior Design principles that will help you transform your boring or cluttered spaces into welcoming environments for buyers!

Harmony and Contrast

When arranging a space, one has to keep in mind that thing to avoid here is a plain boring space or an explosion of decorative pieces. This has a lot less to do with the objects you choose than how you choose to display them.

Always […]

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Easy, Affordable Updates for Your Northcote Home

Increase the value of your Northcote Home without breaking the bank!

You say you’re getting tired of the same old look in your Northcote home, but you don’t want to spend a fortune on redecorating? Instead of buying new furniture, think about some easy updates that will renew your Northcote home and endure for years.

New light fixtures.

Dress up any room with new light fixtures. The possibilities are endless, from ceiling-embedded can lights to elaborate chandeliers.

New window treatments.

A room can really be transformed by dressing windows in new ‘clothes.’ Whether you go with conventional drapes in a new color, or explore the […]

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Remove Clutter for Good from Your Northcote Home

How to declutter your Northcote Home

If you’re looking for ways to update your Northcote home, consider ceramic tile. There are myriad ways to implement tile for a new look.

Ceramic tile is the ideal material to use where water is an issue—think the kitchen, bathroom and entrance way of your Northcote home. It’s also the best option where fire is an issue—again the kitchen, fireplace and woodstove. For a durable and classic look, consider these possibilities for ceramic tile in your Northcote home.

Northcote Home

Decluttering makes […]

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3 Steps to Arranging Your Home to Sell

One of the biggest dilemmas when presenting your North Shore property for sale is how to arrange your accessories, whether it be a bookcase, shelf, or tabletop. Here is a three step system that will transform your boring or cluttered spaces.

Harmony and Contrast

When arranging a space with accessories, keep in mind that the most important thing to avoid here is boredom! This has a lot less to do with the objects you choose than how you choose to display them.

To keep a space from putting buyers to sleep, remember to keep a balance of harmony (things that feel like they […]

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14 Steps to Staging Your Lounge and Entrance

Staging your North Shore Real Estate takes several steps and there are different areas of attention for each part of your home. Let’s talk about staging for your entryway and your lounge room.


Staging Your Entrance Way

1.       Keep your entry open and free of clutter

2.       Make sure you clean away all spider webs or any other nook or cranny that needs attention

3.       Try to make sure that your entry is receiving plenty of light-this keeps it warm and inviting

4.       Get rid of your old worn out welcome mat and buy a new high quality welcome mat


Staging Your Lounge Room

1.       Remove all family […]

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How to Paint Your North Shore Real Estate

iframe>With the Spring season now upon us, you might be considering giving your North Shore Real Estate a fresh and new look by painting.  These how to paint your home video guides are packed full of good advice if you are new to painting.

If you need help deciding how to freshen up your North Shore home, call me at 021 85 84 83 or email me at jason.yianakis@harcourts.co.nz to book in a time for an Add Value or Property Presentation Plan.




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