I realize that some of the stager-types do this on HGTV, but it’s EVIL! Eventually, the paint pulls the paper away from the wall, revealing a seam, which is a huge red flag for wise buyers. To avoid bad karma you’ll never hear me say that it’s ok to paint over wallpaper. One exception to the rule: If the wallpaper was never sized, was mudded & sanded – then it is safe to paint.
Exercise Equipment in the Master Bedroom
This takes up to much space and is not eye appealing.
Smallish Closets with a Single Bar Across
There are home improvement store isles devoted to this very important master bedroom space. I recommend that sellers raise the bar so that a double hung bar can hang in a portion of the space….add a shelf or two above….and for please hide the open dirty clothes hamper.
Updated Kitchens with Shiny Brass cabinet Pulls
The stainless (or black) appliances look amazing, the lighting has been updated…why are the cabinet pulls still brass? A hundred bucks or so and the kitchen is fully updated.
Granite Counters with Dated Backsplash
Why? Why? Why? Buyers see the dated back spash butted against the gorgeous granite counters and wonder why the sellers didn’t finish the job. What should have been a fabulous plus is now a frustrating negative.
Chandelier Hung Too High
Chandeliers as a rule of thumb should hang 33” to 39” from the top of the table to the bottom of the chandelier. Easy fix.