Friday, 24 May 2013

Carpet Cleaning Ipswich – Tips on How to Showcase Your Home for a Quick House Sale

At Kesgrave Cleaning Services, we offer carpet cleaning in Ipswich and the surrounding areas and can restore your carpets to their original condition, leaving them smelling fresh and looking rejuvenated. 

We are the leading experts in carpet cleaning in Ipswich and are experienced in removing all kinds of stains, including pet stains, chewing gum and wine stains. Whatever the problem, we will do all we can to get your soiled carpets clean!

If you are in the process of selling your home, one of the things that will put off potential buyers is a dirty carpet. Luckily, the situation can be easily remedied without the expense and hassle of getting a new carpet fitted; all you have to do is to call in a professional carpet cleaner in the Ipswich area, such as Kesgrave Cleaning Services and we will take the worry out of your hands.

Calling in the experts for carpet cleaning in the Ipswich area isn't the only way that you can make your home more attractive to potential buyers. In this article, we share our top tips for making your home more saleable.

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Cleaning Your Home

A dirty home is a sure fire way to put off potential buyers, so make sure your home has a thorough clean from top to bottom before any viewings. Pay close attention to detail too, as if you don't, the buyers will and this could make or break a house sale. Dust shelves, skirting boards and furniture; clean and polish streaky windows and mirrors until they shine; make sure the kitchen sink and draining boards are clear of dirty dishes.

At Kesgrave Cleaning Services, we offer a regular window cleaning service, so you can hire us to give your windows a professional clean - and, if you like our service, why not recommend us to the new owners?


Even large rooms with plenty of space look small, cramped and uninviting if books, paperwork or toys are strewn all over the floor or left on the surfaces of furniture. Too much clutter looks sloppy and will put off potential buyers. Go round each room as if you were looking at it for the first time. Clear the floors, tidy up bookshelves and put clothes and shoes away in the wardrobe. Do the same in the bathroom; hang up towels, clear make-up and toiletries off surfaces and put them neatly away into drawers, boxes, or medicine cabinets.

Cutting Back on the Furniture

Too much furniture or overly large furniture can also be off-putting for buyers as it makes a room look smaller than it really is. Take a good look round and, if you feel that your home looks too cramped, remove a few pieces of furniture to make the rooms appear larger. It sounds obvious, but make sure you leave plenty of space to comfortably enter a room. If you have furniture blocking the doorways, buyers will automatically think that your home doesn’t have the space they need.

You can always put some furniture into storage, or store it in the attic or at a friend's place. If you don't need it, you can sell it or give it away to The Furniture Project in Ipswich or Freecycle. The Furniture Project will come and collect items that you have donated, free of charge.

Keeping Walls Neutral

It's a good idea to keep the walls a neutral colour, such as cream, bright white or magnolia. This means that potential buyers can visualise the room as a blank canvas and can imagine putting their own furniture there.

Finishing Touches

There are lots of finishing touches that you can add to make your property more homely. Having fresh flowers strategically placed around the home will make it more inviting. The smell of fresh coffee or baked bread are very comforting smells and will make potential buyers feel at home. Clever placement of mirrors (above fireplaces and in dark corners) can also make a room look bigger.

Outside Area

It's equally important to make sure your garden is clean and tidy and that the fence panels, greenhouse and shed are in good repair. The front garden in particular deserves a makeover as it is often one of the first things visitors see. For some buyers, the garden is what can sway them most and can make or break a sale. 

About Kesgrave Cleaning Services

If you're in the process of selling your home, make sure that your home is in tip-top condition to present to potential buyers. Contact us today for details of our services including window cleaning, upholstery cleaning, contract cleaning and carpet cleaning in Ipswich, Kesgrave, Woodbridge, Felixstowe, Framlingham and Rendlesham.

Carpet Cleaner Ipswich – Contact us now for a free quotation