Getting ready to sell your home? When it comes to attracting potential homebuyers, size does matter. Luckily, there are a number of easy ways to make your home appear larger and draw in buyers quickly. Follow these tips to get started:
Change the flooring.
Have a small, cramped bathroom or kitchen? Make it look twice as big by changing the flooring to larger tiles or wood planks. The larger each piece of flooring is, the bigger the room looks. This tip is especially effective when the flooring is installed at a diagonal which creates the illusion of an even larger, more spacious room.
Before you begin to show your home to potential buyers, it’s important that you reduce the clutter. Walking into a cluttered room makes the space feel small and unappealing. If you simply can’t throw away any of your belongings, try investing in storage spaces such as shelving units or closet organizers that will at least make everything look organized.
What colors are the rooms in your home? Although deep, jewel tones may look beautiful, they often make rooms appear much smaller than they actually are. Instead, try switching the wall to a cream, beige, gray or light purple color that will reflect light and make the room seem twice as large. Using different shades of one color throughout the entire room will also make it seem more clean, orderly and spacious. For example, choose a medium shade of blue for the walls, a very light shade of blue for the ceiling and darker blue for the molding or trim.
Add a mirror.
Sometimes, making a space feel larger can be done by just adding an oversized mirror! Designers often use this trick to reflect light and create the illusion of additional space in smaller rooms. To create the illusion of a door or window, choose a mirror with architectural detailing that makes the room seem lighter and airier.
Take down window treatments.
When natural light flows into a room, it automatically makes the space appear larger and more inviting. This means when you cover windows with bulky draping or blinds that block natural light, you’re doing a disservice to your home! Before you decide to show your home to buyers, remove any window treatments from the home. Not only will this make each room with windows appear larger, but it will also show buyers how much natural light each room gets, a quality that is very appealing to homeowners.
Now that you know how to make your home appear larger, it’s time to find a real estate agent to help you sell it! Contact the experienced agents at Coast 2 Coast Realty at 1-877-585-RELO.