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Things that make houses look outdated

RenoQueen
Super Contributor

Things that make houses look outdated

My parents are looking for a new house and I've been helping them out on the hunt. I'm getting surprised at how many houses you see that have outdated features that could have easily been replaced to make a much better impression with buyers. Things like wood panelling, lino floors, tiled benchtops and white appliances. 

 

What things do you think make houses look outdated? Have you got any at your place?

Isobel
Valued Contributor

Re: Things that make houses look outdated

Pastel colours, mission brown, carpet in the bathroom, slate floors, exposed beams, above ground pools, floral carpet, a built-in bar, arches.  

Helen
Senior Contributor

Re: Things that make houses look outdated

Interesting discussion! Where do I start? Have 1950s kitchen, narrow benches, old sink, stove set in wall where slow combustion stove used to be, bad working layout!

Pokey laundry. Not sure what you mean in regard to white goods!

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Things that make houses look outdated

Our place had plenty of fantastic features when we moved in. Floral carpet in the front of the house and (even worse) carpet squares out the back. An orange and brown kitchen. Timber panelling in the family room. A tiny concrete deck. A pink bath. (We've kept the pink bath though!)

 

I reckon features like this can be terrific as a househunter as they can put off other prospective buyers. Those with a little more imagination that can see potential and are prepared to do the renovation work can get a bargain. 

 

Jason

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RenoQueen
Super Contributor

Re: Things that make houses look outdated

@Helen

 

White appliances are unfashionable now. Most people prefer stainless steel.

 

Eg:

 

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Scottyw
Junior Contributor

Re: Things that make houses look outdated

Saloon doors, built-in bars and billiard rooms.

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