IF you are an investor who is looking to either sell or rent your house, you have to ensure that the property has a unique selling point that will grab the attention of the prospective buyer or renter.
According to interior designer Mohd Amin Mohd Yussoff, a property would score brownie points with potential buyers or tenants if it had been embellished or undergone renovation.
He told NST Property that the interior designs for any kind of property must deal with five elements — ceilings, walls, flooring, built-in furniture and loose items/lighting.
He said in choosing the colour for the walls of the property, house owners should play it safe and choose perhaps four colours and play around with the tones.
“Any form of decoration must also go hand-in-hand with the interior design elements. For example, a commercial-style tube light that is great for office buildings is probably not appropriate in the kitchen. It may be a turnoff for some buyers or tenants.”
Meanwhile, for new interior design trends, it all comes down to the age and financial stature of the person.
“Age influences the interior design choices. At a certain age, house owners prefer shopping in IKEA. When they are in their 30s to 40s they would probably mellow out and want more peaceful surroundings.
“When they enter their 50s and 60s their style would be more inclined towards luxury homes. At that age it’s all about the wealth and affluence,” he said.
Mohd Amin, who is also the creative managing director of EA Alam Reka Sdn Bhd, will be giving a talk on interior design at the NSTP MyRumah Property Showcase this weekend.
The event will held from 10am to 6pm at Public Space, Balai Berita, New Straits Times Press, in Bangsar. Admission is free.
Visit http://www.nst.com.my/myrumah for more.