While every home has strengths and weaknesses, some are easier to disguise or accentuate than others. One perceived weakness that often causes trouble is size. However, with some clever home staging, your spaces will appear larger.
Remember, when prospective buyers visit your home, it’s more about what they see and less about what they imagine. Do not expect multiple offers from prospective buyers who have been forced to depend solely on their imaginations.
1. Get Rid of Oversized Objects
The goal is to create the illusion of space. While you want to avoid obviously miniature furniture, be mindful that large pieces will make a small room seem claustrophobic. We suggest the following:
- Remove dining table leaves
- Remove all but a few decorations on shelves and cabinets
- Do not distract with too many accessories or rugs
Draw the eye away from large objects, and allow the space in the room to remain open, but not empty.
2. Stretch the Walls
Depending on placement, large paintings elongate and exaggerate the size of a wall. However, less is often more. Make sure to be both selective and strategic. If your living or dining room features a large, empty wall, a large mural will highlight elevated ceilings and draw the attention away from the limited floor space.
3. Tiny Bathroom = Tiny House
In order to attract real buyers, functional spaces such as bathrooms must appear livable and usable. Make the area appear larger by drawing back the shower curtain and clearing off the counter. A single candle will suffice beside the sink for decoration. Additionally, an open and clean shower or tub will create the illusion of open space.
Remember, even small spaces have great potential. Entice buyers buy highlighting the functionality of each room.
If you’re ready to see the offers come rolling in with the help of home staging, give Sold by Design a call today at (801)-997-5540!