Perfecting your Sheffield property Feng Shui could see you sell for £14,000 more
Perfecting your property’s Feng Shui could see you sell for £14,000 more in Sheffield compared to a property giving out negative vibes.
Feng Shui is the principle that the design and spatial arrangement of your building can produce a harmonious flow of energy if done correctly.
Now research suggests positive Feng Shui could add £14,000 to the value of your Sheffield home, while negative Feng Shui could mean £18,000 being knocked off the value.
The research was done by furnishing experts Manor Interiors which says examples of creating positive Feng Shui include an east-facing door as the sunrise symbolises a bright future and not allowing the kitchen stove to sit below the master bedroom.
The layout of the furniture can also impact Feng Shui. Tips to increase positivity include not positioning your bed facing a mirror, always keep your sofa against a wall and never place it in front of the window. You should also arrange furniture in a way that maintains a natural pathway through the room.
The research found that the initial layout and design of a property is important to 86% of homebuyers and 70% stated it had influenced their last property purchase, with 38% making further immediate changes as soon as they moved in.
CEO of Manor Interiors, Farhan Malik, said: “While you may or may not be completely convinced by Feng Shui, there’s no doubt that many of us will relate to the core principle of perfecting the design and layout of our home if only to suit our own personal tastes.
“Doing so can transform how we think and feel about our home and so it can certainly make for a happier home life and a greater appreciation for our property.
"It’s also understandable that this plays a role when looking to buy, both in terms of the homes we opt for and the price we’re willing to pay and research shows that positive Feng Shui really can have a substantial impact on property market values.”
The survey was of 1,038 UK homebuyers in the last six months, carried out by Manor Interiors via consumer research platform Find Out Now.