How to Make Your House Look BIGGER…

When selling your home, you always want to highlight the home’s strengths while downplaying its weaknesses. For some, space may be scarce because there are so many stack of stacks of important stacks!

If you want to make your home seem bigger when showing it to potential buyers, there are a few things you can do:

  • CLEAN & DECLUTTER – This is of utmost importance because you don’t want a buyer to walk into your home and feel like there is not enough space. If you clear out the clutter and put things away, then the home immediately feels roomier. A perfect example of this is how your home seems to grow in size once you put your Christmas decorations away. While decorations can make your home feel cozy and warm during the holidays, your space instantly feels larger when the decorations are boxed up for the year to come.
  • LIGHTEN UP – Dark rooms can feel closed up and claustrophobic. Open the window treatments to let the sun shine in and turn on the lights to brighten up the room and make it feel larger.
  • MIRRORS – Mirrors are a great way to lengthen a room to make you feel like there is more space than there is. This can be done with one large mirror, buy you can get the same effect with a lot of small mirrors (and it’s artsy!).
  • HIGH SHELVES – If the space is limited in your home, put shelves to pull the buyers eyes up. This can also be done with hooks to hang things on. Having a lot of tables may seem like a good thing in a larger home, but when you are trying to optimize the space you may want to move those out.
  • PLACEMENT OF FURNITURE – Although the room may flow to you with the furniture one way, it may give the appearance of more room if arranged differently.

DSC_0996Our team staging specialist, Kellie McDonald, works specifically with our sellers to ensure that your home is in the best possible shape to sell! Working hand in hand with painters, landscapers, and other professionals, she will have your home ready to sell. Working with Kellie is a perk in listing your home with the Joe Ward team!

We are a real estate team who cares about our clients. If you are considering selling your home and would like some honest, professional, and experienced guidance, please contact Joe Ward at 919-518-8182 or joe@joeward.net.

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