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kitchens and bathrooms might sell a house, but sinks?!

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GrizzlebertGrumbledink Thu 06-Aug-15 20:55:18

What are the agents thinking?

GrizzlebertGrumbledink Thu 06-Aug-15 20:56:27

(Sorry I've relatively recently unlurked and I don't know how to make a clicky link)

MrsJamin Thu 06-Aug-15 21:01:41

That is odd. Not particularly flashy ones at that. I guess they are having trouble working out what they can show if they are new-builds but still!

pickles184 Thu 06-Aug-15 21:10:25

I'm going to hazard a guess that the show home isn't finished yet, bathrooms and kitchens go in before the rest of the decorating is finished.
Bit of a strange fail showing off the cheap sink and tap combinations though!

FruSirkaOla Fri 07-Aug-15 09:24:12

Clicky link

Weird - I don't like the kitchen sink and taps at all! And why bother with the bathroom sink when you can already see in in the wider shot?

They'll probably add more photos once the decorating is finished - and the show home is 'dressed'.

CheeseBadger Fri 07-Aug-15 11:11:42

Sniggering at Upper Dicker.

Donatellalymanmoss Fri 07-Aug-15 13:39:18

grin me too cheese and the sign to 'The Dicker'.

The mature side of my brain is thinking about how the sink in question isn't even that fancy.

RaphaellaTheSpanishWaterDog Fri 07-Aug-15 18:56:37

Agree - that kitchen sink/tap combo is nasty and the bathroom basin is definitely not selling an aspirational contemporary lifestyle even for a starter home.....I'd want to change them straight away!

GrizzlebertGrumbledink Fri 07-Aug-15 21:38:28

Upper dicker isn't far from Horney Common actually...

TremoloGreen Sat 08-Aug-15 17:20:47

Many estate agents have no idea what makes a good set of photos. So many close ups of features (although I agree that sink is not a feature!) and basically pictures of people's furniture that don't show the layout of the room - ie what people actually care about.

There is an EA round here that takes a close up of a vase of cut flowers in every house they photograph. Then don't bother to take pictures of all the bedrooms, or the bathroom. We're in a commuter town popular with London leavers, so often buyers have to make the decision whether to travel from London to view a house on the strength of the photos. Madness.

Rosesareblack Sun 09-Aug-15 22:11:07

I would be more concerned that there are brown base units and white wall units in the kitchen, and the brown ones look cheap.

Wondering if the agent that takes the flowers photos is the same one I have seen (not far from NW London).

FruSirkaOla Mon 10-Aug-15 09:03:28

I hadn't noticed that the wall and base units don't match.

A few years ago there was a new development of 10 luxury houses (think £2M+) near us. I went and had a look round the show homes (IIRC, they had dressed two or three of them) and they all had dark brown kitchen units - admittedly good quality ones - but I thought they looked awful.

Rubbishfeminist Mon 10-Aug-15 09:15:29

Tremolo An EA near us in Yorkshire likes to take very close up pictures of doorknobs. It was okay on a few houses we looked at where they had original, very decorative, Victorian cast iron ones but a close up of a B&Q brass knob circa 1995 isn't going to do much to persuade me to buy a house TBH.

TremoloGreen Mon 10-Aug-15 10:41:35

Roses Not far from NW London at all. Slightly poncey name, initials UH.

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