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Love color? Here is how color can influence a home buyer!
When it comes time to sell your home, you might consider making some changes to make it more appealing to buyers.
According to a new analysis by Zillow, paint colour should definitely be a change you consider.
After analysing more than 32,000 listing photos of homes that have sold across the US, Zillow came up with a list of the colours that performed the best.
For example, homes that are painted “greige,” a shade somewhere between light grey and beige, tended to sell for $US3,496 more than similar homes in brown or tan.
“Colour can be a powerful tool for attracting buyers to a home, especially in listing photos and videos,” Svenja Gudell, Zillow’s chief economist, said in a press release. “Painting walls in fresh, natural-looking colours, particularly in shades of blue and pale grey, not only make a home feel larger, but also are neutral enough to help future buyers envision themselves living in the space. Incorporating light blue in kitchens and bathrooms may pay off especially well as the colour complements white countertops and cabinets, a growing trend in both rooms.”
Here are Zillow’s findings on what colours to choose (and which to avoid):
- Blue (light blue to soft grey-blue): home sold for $US1,809 more on average
- Yellow (straw yellow to marigold): home sold for $US820 less on average
- Blue/purple (light powder blue to periwinkle): home sold for $US5,440 more on average
- White/no colour (off-white or eggshell white): home sold for $US4,035 less on average
- Blue (light cerulean to cadet blue): home sold for $US1,856 more on average
- Pink (light pink, to antique rose; often found in kids rooms): home sold for $US208 less on average
- Blue (slate blue to pale grey blue; navy blue also found in dining rooms with white shiplap): home sold for $US1,926 more on average
- Red (brick red, terracotta, or copper red): home sold for $US2,031 less on average
- Brown (light beige, pale taupe, oatmeal): home sold for $US1,809 more on average
- Blue (pastel grey, pale silver to light blue, periwinkle): home sold for $US820 less on average
YOU CAN DISHWASH THE VENT!
BY CHRIS BURNS
Are those plates to be eating off of? Nay!* They are vent covers. Retractable vent covers. Customizable vent covers. I bet you’re saying to yourself “self, I’ve always wanted to customize my vent covers, and self, this is my big opportunity.” And you’d be right. Available in like 5 billion colors and designs, this is the Ventware system.
With the Ventware “Seasons of Change” system, you’ve got both the best in retractable kitchen vent systems AND “a whole new paradigm for kitchen appliances – unparalleled customizability.”
This system is made of a ceramic faceplate and removable filter behind the vent. Cleanable in the dishwasher, switchable for every season.
*If you really wanted to eat off these, I bet you could. By all means, if they’re clean, use them. One of my favorite things to drink water out of is a mason jar. It just tastes better. Who am I to say you wouldn’t get a kick out of eating liverwurst off of the vent cover? Just do it.
Trends from Milan, 2017
This new sofa system is guaranteed to provide the typical Linteloo “feel good factor”. It is a sofa that combines maximum comfort with a multitude of personalisation options. Available in two depths, various sofa and armchair designs can be arranged into large lounging areas, including open modules with only one armrest that allow for personalised sofa designs. Creating a strong visual effect, removable large back and side cushions are loosely placed on the frame, softly bending over both sides, creating a contrast with the frame’s clear, straight lines. Highline sets new standards in comfortable seating.
This small armchair oozes sophistication while still being on-trend for 2017. It comes in a range of finishes and fabrics but why go past this beautiful warm curry colour. A perfect addition for an existing lounge setting, bedroom or study.
Now, one would not expect a luxury hotel and winery in Australia to pick the jackalope as its mascot but Melbourne-based hotelier Louis Li did just that. The Jackalope Hotel is situated in Merricks North on Mornington Peninsula, an hour’s drive from Melbourne, and its concept, design and overall experience justifies its name in a number of whimsical ways.
Surrounded by its own vineyards and on the site of an 18th century Federation cottage, the hotel incorporates the past but in a strong, contemporary design language that seeks to create a visual statement but without disturbing its natural environs. Designed by Carr Design Group the hotel appears as a large monolithic structure from afar, covered with charred wood and a black metal skin that prepares approaching visitors for concept within.
The entire experience revolves around the idea of alchemy, and how different ingredients can be mixed to create something new and precious. This mystical pursuit is embodied in the image of the jackalope, whose magical nature is celebrated with a seven-meter-tall sculpture by Emily Floyd and UAP — a black toy-like form that greets visitors at the hotel’s front entrance.
The hotel’s 46 rooms range from 38-square-meter “Terrace” studios with outdoor views to 85-square-meter “Lair” suites that include a kitchenette and their own dining area. Black and grey dominates all the interiors, illuminated with shiny details of gold, silver, bronze and copper. The all-black background also functions as a neutral canvas for the several art installations and signature design pieces scattered throughout the hotel. In the rooms, black Japanese-style soaking bathtubs promise many hours of relaxation, based very much on environmental responsibility, as the Jackalope collects rainwater in seven large tanks, as part of efficient sustainability strategies integrated into the design right from the start.
Melbourne Play Of Materials
Built by Inarc Architects, the novel three-level terrace was made for a couple wanting to downscale to a deluxe inner-city sanctuary. The strong rectilinear lines of the architecture is blended by a sophisticated play of materials, textures and shapes, under-propped by an earthy colour palette.
Doherty Design Studio was tasked to complete interior planning – design and furniture selection – to create a luxurious inner city retreat. Mardi Doherty sure does have a great eye for detail and her bespoke detailing on her joinery never fails to disappoint. The interior successfully melds the bold rectilinear form of the architecture though a refined play of materials, textures and forms. The muted earthy tones creates a sense of warmth throughout the terrace. Natural light was also vital when creating this masterpiece along with a link to the garden and a strong importance on entertaining.
Upon entering, the home exposes a abundantly layered material assembly of: ceramic tiles, mirror, fluted glass, mirror, terrazzo tiles, light and dark timber veneers, stone, timber-lined ceilings and oak floors. To draw the area together, sculptural forms, statement pendant lighting, timber wall sconces and a muted colour scheme was used. The chief design principles upstairs comprised custom cabinetry, detailing and curved mirrored forms.
My hat goes off to you – Doherty Design Studio and Inarc Architects for creating such a beautiful space that oozes perfection.