Our house has been on the market for a long while and whilst we're not desperate to sell, we do want to.
I've asked a couple of estate agents why it's not getting a lot of viewers and they both agree that some of the dark wood and dark carpets are putting people off, as well as lack of double glazing. It's an old place - 1830s and fairly big. Here if you're interested
So we're thinking about spending a bit on tarting it up. We've decided to take out a lot of the dark red carpets and replace with pale carpets and with pale Karndean in the hall, but the rather nice walnut stained staircase and skirtings and fireplaces will be a real pain to paint white, especially as we think they look "period" rather than just old fashioned.
Before we do some of the work we want to get some "Phil & Kirstie" style advice on what will attract viewers and offers and what will just be a waste of time and money.
Other than go through the hell of watching a load of crap daytime TV style property programmes, I don't know where to start. Anyone?