London property: Expert reveals the one color to avoid painting your kitchen if you’re trying to sell your home

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A property development guru has revealed some of the best dos and don’ts of interior design to help people looking to sell their property. Speaking the Express, Rudolph Diesel shared his expertise about which design trends to follow and what colors are best avoided to make sure homeowners know exactly how to appeal to estate agents and prospective buyers.

One of the big things to avoid according to Rudolph is “intense” colours. Giving some examples he claims that certain colors in the kitchen can raise big question marks for estate agents.

“Green kitchens is one of them,” he said. “Yellow kitchens. Anything that looks like clutter is one other thing as well.” Rudolph certainly knows his stuff from him, he is the principle interior designer for a number of property development firms in London.

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Neutral tones and well light spaces are the best ways to attract buyers

As part of his job he spends half his time “home-staging”, with the remaining half being focused on “interior design”. Home staging for estate agents sometimes consists of Rudolph being asked to find ways to distract from certain elements of the property.

“Clutter, intense colours…a bohemian vibe in the wrong area doesn’t go down well,” Rudolph said. Some areas have more leeway than others with this style of property.

For instance, Rudolph says that homeowners based in “trendy” boroughs like Peckham can ”get away with” a more bohemian vibe. Beyond the style of a place, the interior designer says that lighting is a very important quality.

Lighting can be used to draw people in, while dark space can be off-putting. There are some trends like gloss kitchens that “don’t always go down well” with estate agents, while bright, patterned carpets might best be avoided.



Neutral carpets is a must

A home space that appears well-coordinated, with a consistent style and rooms that flow together is a great way to impress observers, Rudolph adds. According to the design expert, there are a few things you can do to give your property that extra appeal to potential buyers.

Here are a couple of key nuggets of wisdom:

Stick to a single color

Uniform colors are a great way to maximize your chances of selling a property. If one part of your property is one color and the other a completely different one it might be worth thinking about picking up a paint brush.

Revamp your worktop

Kitchen worktops are a crucial feature of the room overall. If your worktop is looking a little knackered it could be worth investing in a thin veneer to put over it.

Neutral Carpets

Bright carpets are not appealing, Rudolph says. Homes with more neutral-toned carpets are likely to receive more interest from buyers. If your carpets are bright, stained or patterned, it might be worth getting them replaced, the guru insists.

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