I really love the Cureton neighborhood and actually live fairly close to it as well. I do have a few clients in this subdivision so I know how awesome great color can look in it. Let’s take a close look at how the wrong color choices in your home can make or break the sale of your home.
I always like to browse through the homes for sale so I can get a peek into the homes to check out the colors. I came across this home in Cureton, a subdivision in Waxhaw, NC.
As I looked at the photos I cringed at the color scheme and the lack of staging for the home. In my opinion – NO, this home will NOT sell anytime soon.
There is nothing really wrong with having a red dining room other than it is a dated look and not everyone likes red. Theres two strikes against the house already. The potential home buyer is already wondering what they have that will match the red in this dining room. Table cloths? Dinner ware? Area rugs? Drapery? Chances are that not too much will match this very red dining room. Now the buyer has to think about repainting and the cost to them just went up another few hundred dollars. Not a good selling point.
RECAPPING: Should you have a red dining room? Not really since it’s a dated look and will be a hard sell.
I guess this is the living room. It’s a little undefined. Where’s the sofa? The drapery? It’s possible that the seller has already removed their belongings from the home and this is perhaps a staged home but if it is, I’d certainly ask her to come back and re-stage.
I would put up an inexpensive curtain that you can find at Target, even if it’s just a few panels for the outside windows. It would really soften and make this room look homey.
There’s a small, out of scale plant in front of the windows that brings your eyes to the windows for no apparent reason. This is where having at least some type of curtain would have worked nicely.
I would have also brought the furniture into the center of the room more like a conversational area by the fireplace. Right now it looks like one big dance floor.
RECAPPING: The room color is nice for a home that is on the market. I love the wood floors however would like to see a nicer area rug in the center of the room with the furniture placed around it. Still, more curtains and either loose the bush or get a larger one. This room gets a B+.
Don’t even know what to say about this color other than “I feel nauseous.” Very poor choice in greens and it clashes with the yellow/green that you see in the area rug. I would also pull the furniture away from the wall and float it in the room for interest.
The curtain rod is way too skinny and there should be at least four more curtain panels to add fullness to this room.
RECAPPING: Window treatments are all wrong and the color is unsettling. I do like the area rug and the artwork. This room gets a poor rating of a C.
Is this an exercise room or media room or perhaps an office? I know sometimes we have to multi-purpose a room which is fine but there’s a way to make it work. I would section this room into three’s so each part of the room would have a purpose. I’d love to see the sofa directly in front of the TV, the treadmill behind it and the computer table on another wall. It seems like there are too many purposed going on in one little area.
RECAPPING: Again, paint color is good but I still would have a neutral curtain on the windows. I give this room a C.
With the right colors and a little common sense a few hundred dollars and small changes can make or break the sale of a home. If you are selling your home and would like me to be your Color Advisor, you can contact me at Color.Specialist@yahoo.com