Aesthetic attraction to transform your simple home

Feb 9, 2022 1:44:50 AM

As the famous quote by Andre Rieu identifies, "coming home is one of the most beautiful things". The aesthetic, or external beauty if you will, of a home is often the very thing that makes you fall in love with it. How the contrasting colour wall brightens up a once boring room or a fresh coat of paint with beautiful complimenting curtains bring a regal look to a simple structure. 

This has been synonymous with the luxury real estate market for decades and the importance of who the interior designer or architect is has always been a deciding factor for prospective buyers. However, what's interesting to see, and this we speculate has a lot to do with social media trends, is that many homeowners are taking ownership of their own style. The DIY lifestyle has become a viral sensation, with many people doing extraordinary things with a limited budget. 

Social Media platforms like TikTok and Pinterest have become playgrounds for DIY homeowners taking simple and minimalistic properties and turning them into paradise. It is amazing what thrifting through a second-hand store or shopping online for used furniture can do to take your home to the next level. 

It is no wonder, the hashtags #style, #home and #handmade or all in the Top 100 of the most used hashtags globally. Especially during recent times with so many people working from home due to COVID our homes have taken on a whole new dynamic. 

The added benefit of recycling and re-using once forgotten items to bring new life to your home makes it all the more exciting. 

This trend has knock-on effects on how people identify value in their own home and the perceived value of a property you are interested in buying. We have said it so many times, giving your home a facelift and regular maintaining its structure therefore improving its appeal does wonder when that home hits the market. Prospective buyers and investors want to see the potential of a home and that perceived value translates into demand. 

At Harcourts property is our passion and exploring these modern trends and being a part of your new home project is what make us jump out of bed every morning.  

Statement by
Richard Gray
Harcourts SA CEO


Topics: Property Markets, Buying and Selling