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August 17, 2011

Common Philadelphia Condo Decorating Mistakes

Filed under: Center City Real Estate,Of Interest to Buyers,Of Interest To Sellers,Real Estate: Condominiums — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 8:25 pm

I have seen some pretty cool decorating ideas in many condos throughout the Center
City Philadelphia condo landscape. And I have seen some mistakes as well. Here are
just a few ideas off the top of my head…decorating mistakes that don’t play well in the
resale market:
1) Putting a shiny clear coat of varnish of exposed brick walls
2) Installing carpet in a lower level area- be it a kitchen or bedroom
3) Using florescent lighting anywhere when trying to sell a condo
4) Hollow core white doors with brass knobs and hinges- Try painting a neutral color
5) Vertical Blinds. Need I say more?
6) Colored carpet. Any color of the rainbow in terms of carpeting is bad. Stick to neutrals or dark
    dark dark low pile brown.
7) Less is more. Condo by definition are usually limited in size. Get rid of the crap that has  been
   piling up- aka: Clutter.
8)  The Matchy Matchy Look- curtains match the tablecloth, the carpeting, and bedspread. Ick.
Here is a GOOD idea….
If you have some exposed brick, try painting it a really cool light color (like grey) and finish it with  matter finish (flat). You can thank me when you see the appeal it can have with buyers.

Mark Wade

Lovely Painted Brick adds huge emotional impact

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