Oct 19, 2015

Selling a home in a saturated market can be a daunting prospect, especially if the space’s style is stuck in the dark ages. Samantha Pynn, designer and host of HGTV’s Open House Overhaul and headliner at the 2015 Vancouver Home + Design Show (happening October 22-25 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West), has seen it all, from pea green bathrooms to dated upholstery and beyond.

Catch her inside tips on readying your house for a quick and satisfying sale on the Vancouver Home + Design Show Main Stage on Saturday, October 24 at 3PM. In the meantime, here’s a preview of her best advice on how to move that house.

Make space. Before you start to add the pretty stuff, edit and pack away all the clutter. Rooms that are jammed with extra furniture read as small.

Fresh paint. Paint away dark or personal colour combos like red and green, or  mustard yellow and purple. A fresh coat of soft white or pale grey will make your space feel cleaner and brighter and allow potential buyers to envision their own furniture in your house.

Repair and replace. Cabinet doors hanging off their hinges, rusty faucets, and cracked toilet seats bring down the value of your home. It's amazing what how much a fresh stain finish on the cabinets and new hardware or fixtures can make a room feel brand new.

See Samantha Pynn and more top home and design experts at the Vancouver Home + Design Show, October 22-25 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 when you visit us on Facebook and treat a friend or family member to the show! We can't wait to see you there.