Wallpaper | Love it or Leave it?

18 03 2011

Leave it.

If you are debating on if you should remove it, the answer is yes.  In fact, if you haven’t debated on if you should remove it, the answer is still yes.

I will give credit where credit is due – there are some pretty awesome wallpapers out there today, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen them in action.  I’m guessing if you’re reading this, you have the older kind…the border in the bedroom/kitchen/bathroom, etc.  Or, if you’re more unlucky, you have it all throughout the room from floor to ceiling.

You might love your wall paper.  It’s great if you do.  But most buyers probably won’t love your wallpaper….so if you are thinking of selling, and want to maximize the value of your home, call a contractor & get a price.  Also, if you watch enough DIY or HGTV, you might feel comfortable enough tackling it on your own.   Even if it costs you a few hundred dollars, it will be worth it in the long run.  No one can really put a value on “marketability”, but there is a definite and real benefit to having it “all done” for those picky buyers that will soon be coming through your home.

If you want me to come look to give you an actual “opinion” on if it’s dated enough to remove, I’d be happy to help….just call/text/email!

Happy De-Wallpapering!




2 responses

18 03 2011

I wish I had a picture of the wallpaper from our house in Kentucky! It was veeeery 1993. All rose pinks and leafy greens, with some china blue thrown in for good effect.

What I love is, no matter what era we’re in, we always think what we’re doing right now is amazing and beautiful. Then 10 or 15 years later we look back and think, how did we think that looked normal… let alone great?

Maybe the 2000’s tan phase will just be looked at as boring when it’s over… neutrals can’t be ugly… but that purple bathroom is surely already passé. 🙂

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