I am often asked by a Philadelphia condo owner to offer tips on getting their condo to “Show Well”.
Here are the 3 quick easy tips for maximizing the showing ability of your Philadelphia condominium:
1) Go to Ikea, and buy a floor to ceiling curtain. Perhaps deep chocolate brown. Hang it from the ceiling, or at ceiling height, in front of your bathtub. This is not going to take the place of your shower curtain, it is simply going to add some dramatic effect to the bathroom. It is quick, cheap, and has a powerful punch in terms of the emotional appeal of your Center City condo. Don’t believe me? Walk into any professionally decorated model home….see for yourself.
2) Paint an accent wall. Preferably, one that is opposite the entrace to any given room. I like to see fireplace walls accented in a somewhat neutral, yet enticing color. Like a chalky blue, or green. Don’t try yellow. You will get it wrong. Everyone messes up yellow. If you are going to do yellow, try using Duron’s “Delicate Cream”. Painting an accent wall will give a hint of flavor to a room, without overpowering the room with massive color. And again, keep your paint choice to the neutral edge of life. No strong bold colors, please.
3) Replace the knobs on the doors and drawers in your kitchen and bathroom. And don’t buy the 99 cents knobs either. Go to Pottery Barn, or Restoration Hardware, and spend a few dollars. Believe me when I tell you, they will help even a somewhat tired kitchen look a bit refreshed. See you earlier blog entry “It’s not the cabinets, it’s the knobs!”
That is it. Three quick easy steps for maximizing the interior “curb appeal” to your Philadelphia condo!
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530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106