Sell your home by showing off every room to its greatest advantage. Try these 7 room-expanding tricks to help make your home look bigger.
1. Clear out the clutter
Nothing is more of a problem than clutter – especially if your home is on the market. That’s why REALTORS and home stagers selectively remove objects before showing a home. Not only will it make the home look clean and fresh, it makes small rooms look larger.
2. Edit your collections
Remove multiples of any object. Individual pieces will appear more dramatic if they are not lost amongst the masses. Also remove any items like toys, sports equipment or family photos that make a strong statement about the home owner. Buyers need to see themselves living in the home.
3. Paint with light hues
Dark colours are design-friendly, but they make rooms appear smaller. Keep it light, airy, and open with cream, beige or neutral tones.
4. Mirror, mirror on the wall
Mirrors are the quickest way to make a room appear larger. Strategic placement of an oversized full-length mirror or multiple mirrors hung salon style can go a long way to creating the illusion of space.
5. The right furniture for the room
Make sure furniture is the right size for the room and don’t clutter the room with too much furniture. Furniture that is too big will make the room look small. If you need to, store bulky, unused furniture in a storage unit while your house is on the market.
6. Organize closets
One of the top things buyers look for is ample storage. That includes your closets. Remove any clothing that is not being worn. Group like with like – pants with pants, shirts with shirts. Consider adding value with a closet organizing system.
7. Match your curtain colour to your walls
Curtains that blend with the walls create an unbroken line, making the room feel larger. Or skip the drapes altogether and try some light or sheer blinds for an airy feel.
Buyers only know what they see – not what can be. Help them mentally move in by emphasizing the best of what is there. David Crawford can help you prepare your home for sale. Contact him at 604 418 7653.