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Making up spaces that can be considered both indoor and outdoor can make your home highly appealing and often very sellable. This is because you can build new entertaining spaces and rooms to relax in and enjoy precious time with family and friends – something that’s highly attractive to most people.

When you select the correct garden features to suit your style, your home’s outdoor spaces start becoming more and more alive. The garden can be kept spruced up by adding decorative accessories. You could even add features like swings, garden sculptures or fountains to bring a focal point to a beautiful space.

Just make sure you choose something right for the space, ensure it’s not overcrowded and don’t add too many accessories. If you do have a large garden, a big fountain or statue makes a good statement piece.

On the other hand, massive accessories can detract from the garden if the space is smaller. You can use mini accessories, like bird baths, lanterns, wind chimes or big planter boxes.

Here are five fantastic additional design elements to help you transform your spaces and create a stunning indoor-outdoor feel to your home.

FurnitureOk, it may seem pretty obvious, but it’s important to have the right furniture in this space. This will bring the are to life and make it a relaxed, easy-going place to hang out in – perfect for kicking back with a glass of wine in summer and having a few friends over to relax with a barbecue.
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Outdoor kitchens

Now these are the ultimate luxury, really something special. When entertaining, you can cook delicious concoctions on the spot and ensure that your drinks are always cool on a hot, sweaty summer afternoon. This also allows you to feel that you’re intimate with your guests and to chill out with them without worrying about having to go backwards and forwards into the kitchen.
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Outdoor blindsA stunning way to make your living space beautiful at any time of the year, these blinds can protect you from strong sunlight and mosquitos in summer and keep the rain and wind away in the winter. They do a good job of keeping bugs out of guests’ food along with a view of your gorgeous backyard. Perfect!
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Tech

Outdoor tech! Hooray! A chance to take in a film and listen to some tunes while relaxing with friends and family. This adds a certain je ne said quoi to your day and allows you to enjoy food and drinking in the sun.
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Glass doors

One way of bringing the outside in to your home is to use wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling glass doors. This ensures that light can flood into your living and dining spaces, all the while keeping the cold out during the winter months.
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Good luck!

Home staging is an important part of selling your home. Especially with the upcoming generation of home buyers, visuals are everything.

Here are 5 tips that really do work when staging your home.

1. Rent furniture that appeals to the majority.

Take the time to choose items that almost everyone would like and would really draw out the positives in each space. If you have a weird corner or nook, make sure you dress it up so instead of it being an awkward area you show the potential it has by furnishing it.

2. Clean up your curb appeal.

This is especially important for taking a photo. Even if you know you plan on selling next year, during the summer take a photo when your property looks best so you have it posted on our website your home will give your potential buyers and idea of what the home looks like in summer even if it’s winter when they buy the house.

3. Rip off the wallpaper (unless it’s really nice wallpaper).

Home buyers love neutral, clean walls. Help them envision their home by taking down your wallpaper or even wallpaper borders that could distract them from seeing their own decor in that space. This is such a simple item to do and yet many homeowners just leave their personal touches without thinking how it might affect the prospects view of the place.

4. Light it up. No one wants to live in a dark, dreary place. Invest in good lighting fixtures and curtains that allow the natural light in when staging your home.

5. Invite the outdoors in. There is just something about having plants incorporated when staging your home that instantly draws the eye. Especially if someone is seeing your home during the winter, plants bring a sense of peace and prosperity to a home’s zen.

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This is one of our properties we have for sale in Brighton which produces a perfect example of these 5 points. This is perfectly staged for potential buyers to see the properties full potential showing it in a white setting with furniture fitting the room’s shape. At the same time producing light and bringing elements of the outdoors inside.

Moving house is a wonderful thing to do. A fresh start, a new home, everything going according to plan. So why is it, that what might start off as a well-planned, perfectly managed operation somehow manages to deteriorate into a desperate, last-minute lunge to get your foot out the door, get in the car and drive away, hurling things in the bin as you go.

Research by credit card company Capital One has found that frazzled UK house movers are throwing away items worth around £280 million because of poor planning and time management.

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Almost half of those surveyed admitted to either selling items for less than they were worth or giving them away because they ran out of time. A quarter said they had taken belongings to a dump. Only 19% of movers surveyed sold items on to help cover the cost of moving, while 33% took items to charity shops to raise money for good causes. For 17%, making the decision about what to take and what not to take was one of the most stressful elements of moving.

Selling your unwanted possessions is a clever way of helping to recoup some of the money you spend on other parts of the move. Smaller items such as toys and clothes are often overlooked as they are not deemed valuable, but they are exactly the types of items that can help movers make money. So stop for a minute and don’t just bin it.

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