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Don't people neutralise before selling any longer ?

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OhItsOnlyCynthia · 26/02/2024 13:31

I think it's nice enough, definitely not beyond a quick change to suit personal tastes. Granted the kitchen's unusual, but it's not awful and they're unlikely to change a kitchen just to sell it. I could live with all of it anyway.

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takemeawayagain · 26/02/2024 13:33

It's all lovely and tasteful - and then there's the kitchen! But I think it would be easy enough to just change the colour of those cupboard doors so it wouldn't put me off buying it.

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Redshoeblueshoe · 26/02/2024 13:34

I think it's lovely, apart from the kitchen doors. I don't think they will have any trouble selling it.

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PuttingDownRoots · 26/02/2024 13:35

The only major problem i can see is that claustrophobic bathtub.

Its inoffensive. Just mot maybe to everyone's taste... but then neither is grey or beige.

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TheSandHurtsMyFeelings · 26/02/2024 13:35

What are you on about? The kitchen cupboards are a bit lairy for my taste but the rest of it's fairly bog-standard. Hardly eye-bleach territory.

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GoodnightJude1 · 26/02/2024 13:37

I really like it!
Kitchen cupboards wouldn’t necessarily be my choice but easily changed. I’d rather a house with a bit of life than all magnolia….

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MintTwirl · 26/02/2024 13:38

Bit of an overreaction. It’s bright, light and airy, the kitchen cupboards are colourful of course but tbh I prefer that to drab and dull grey/cream/beige.

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Februarysiceandsleet · 26/02/2024 13:39

I also think it’s lovely. Good advertising if you’re the seller, OP.

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SkaneTos · 26/02/2024 13:39

Is it not kind of a waste to neutralise before selling?
Because the new owner will get a new colour anyway.

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Superduper02 · 26/02/2024 13:40

I love it!

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DappledThings · 26/02/2024 13:41

Are we looking at the same property? The orange cupboard doors require bright but otherwise it's just a couple of walls of wallpaper.

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ShirleyPhallus · 26/02/2024 13:41

What a beautiful flat

You’re being a snob OP, it’s absolutely fine

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chipsandpeas · 26/02/2024 13:42

PuttingDownRoots · 26/02/2024 13:35

The only major problem i can see is that claustrophobic bathtub.

Its inoffensive. Just mot maybe to everyone's taste... but then neither is grey or beige.

yup the bathtub is the only issue i have with the place

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TheChosenTwo · 26/02/2024 13:42

Other than the very bright kitchen units it’s all fairly standard. It’s clean and tidy.
If people can’t see beyond decor/furniture/cushin covers/bedding when they’re viewing properties they’ve got issues 😂

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BoohooWoohoo · 26/02/2024 13:42

I used to do that but having witnessed a lot of people rip out flooring, bathrooms etc to suit their taste, I think it’s less important these days.

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Shitlord · 26/02/2024 13:44

That's a gorgeous property, decor not all to my taste but perfectly nice. I wouldn't expect them to change the kitchen.

The only bit I don't understand is the large airy bed and living rooms then the walled in bath?

I was expecting a horror show. I once viewed a rental that was all done out in huge, thick black and grey stripes. Carpet, wallpaper and paint. Just awful. I genuinely couldn't have lived there which was a pain as there was a real shortage of rentals in the area. Now that needed a lick of white paint.

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Merrow · 26/02/2024 13:44

I prefer to see a house that looks loved and lived in rather than endless griege. That flat looks great!

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HalfMyFault · 26/02/2024 13:46

Are agents doing this pretend ‘look how terrible this property is’ thing on mumsnet to get views now. 😅

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Macramepotholder · 26/02/2024 13:46

I like it! But then I have an orange living room. We're looking at the moment and everything is so grey. It's depressing.

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AgentProvocateur · 26/02/2024 13:47

I love that flat.

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DancingFerret · 26/02/2024 13:48

I could live in it for a while. When I buy property, my priorities are location, aspect for natural light, parking, layout, and room sizes in that order. The need to redecorate is almost a given and not really a problem, IMO.

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AgnesX · 26/02/2024 13:50

It's prime property in Edinburgh. The sellers won't have any issues selling it as it is.

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BuffaloCauliflower · 26/02/2024 13:51

I love the kitchen and wouldn’t change it, so this would actually be more appealing for me if I were flat hunting in Edinburgh. We’re currently in the process of buying a house, and the one we went for and even over budget for was the most colourful/interesting one over seeing loads of boring magnolia boxes. Everyone doesn’t have your taste

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circlesand · 26/02/2024 13:53

Looks fine to me.

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Shodan · 26/02/2024 13:53

I rather like the kitchen cupboards 😁Nice to see something cheery and not an endless sea of grey. And the rest looks fine- perhaps not to everyone's taste but I assume 'neutralised' isn't most people's taste either.

But the bath! I couldn't cope with that.

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