Selling Houses Australia

Selling Houses Australia S15 Ep 6 – Maroubra, NSW


Romano moved into his Maroubra home 13 years ago with his wife of 50 years, Iris.

Sadly, Iris has since passed away and Romano’s daughters want him to sell and buy a place that is lower maintenance and spacious enough for them all to live in together – and negate the need for Romano to enter a care home.

The three-bedroom brick home is tired, neglected and dated. In order to attract the best possible price some serious work needs to be done both inside and out.

The kitchen was in desperate need of remodelling, so Wendy chose a flat pack kitchen that would create a bigger and better layout. New appliances and feature lights were also introduced. To add to the functionality of the space, a designated area for sitting and eating was created and skylights were installed to overcome the lack of natural light. The result was an instant flood of beautiful light!

The ability for a fresh coat of paint to completely transform a space has never been more apparent! The entire house was repainted, both inside and out, with Wendy choosing a colour scheme of soft greys, charcoal, white and rusts, with soft earthy hues being used in decorative elements such as cushions and throws.

The clean white of Wattyl White, in I.D. Advanced Ultra Low VOC, was used on most of the interior walls. The deep black/charcoal hue of Wattyl Silent Silhouette was used as a feature wall in bedroom 1, while the same colour was used on kitchen cabinet doors in the form of Wattyl Enamel Water Based Paint with undercoat. The third bedroom has a feature wall of the beautiful warm grey of Billy The Kid. All ceilings were finished in Wattyl I.D. Advanced Ceiling Flat White. The use of predominantly white throughout the interior was to reflect the maximum amount of light and give the perception of space – another useful trick in introducing light to a dark home.

The third bedroom had two doors, with one opening directly into the kitchen – this not only decreased the usable space in the room but was never used! This door was removed, thereby creating a whole extra wall to work with in terms of furniture placement and styling.

When selling, it is important to create a great impression from the first glimpse a prospective buyer will have. So Dennis painted the entire exterior of the home, playing off Wendy’s interior palette. All walls were painted in Wattyl Solagard matt in Billy the Kid. The posts, fascia and rear fence were finished in Wattyl Solagard low sheen in Silent Silhouette. An eye-catching contrast was achieved by painting the front window and ceiling battens in the soft grey of Wattyl Solagard Cave. The picket fence was finished in Wattyl Solagard low sheen in Titanium White.

New tiles were laid at the front entrance and the front door painted in the beautiful deep terracotta of Wattyl Solagard low sheen Village Red. To finish the look, a feature plant was placed at the front that could be enjoyed by visitors as well as occupants of the front bedroom.

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