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How to See Potential When Viewing a Property

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Seeing the Potential in a Property

When looking to buy a property it can often become a bit overwhelming. There may be too many options or not enough variety, and the more you look properties can start to blend together into one.

The key to finding a great home is know what to look for, and how to look for it. Interior designers are known for having a great eye that moves past what you can see at face value. Meaning they see all of the potential. This is great for finding those hidden gems and helping you to narrow down your property search. We think looking for these areas, when viewing a house, will help you see the potential. Specifically when looking for a forever home in Pemberton!

Potential Properties Have:

Natural light

Natural light is a huge asset in a home. It’s no wonder architects and designers use it as an essential element of their planning. Unless you make major changes to the structure of a house you will not be able to change the natural light. That’s why this is a priceless element.

When looking at properties, a good starting point is looking at how much natural light the home will get. That being said, there are also some decorating tips and tricks that can help you make the most of the light you have. This is a great thing to know as it will allow you to get more from a property others may have overlooked.

When it comes to the design, a neutral colour palette on the walls and ceilings will make a room look and feel more spacious. The same goes with the use of airy curtains and drapes. Even small things like placed mirrors will also enhance your space, allowing the light to bounce, creating the impression of a boundless room. Who doesn’t want that?

Size and Space

Yes, we know that decorating tricks can give the impression of space, but it’s important to look at the overall size of a home. Make sure that the rooms are big enough to meet all of your needs, along with storage necessities, preferred furniture, and lighting options.

Another aspect of size to be aware of is ceiling height, as a higher ceiling will provide more of a feeling of space. Lower ceilings can often make your home feel a bit claustrophobic, cramping the space no matter what the size.


This is a big one, as it’s not something that you can recreate. Especially when it comes to purchasing a newer, more modern home. Bringing out the best of that character-charm can be a challenge with some homes, but the end result can often be breathtaking.

When you visit an older property be sure to check the integrity of the overall structure and walls. If any repairs are needed, be sure to get the opinion of an expert before making your final decision.

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