4 tips to make your home feel more spacious and increase chance of sale

4 tips to make your home feel more spacious and increase chance of sale

October, 2018

When it comes to buying a house, we all want to get ourselves the house of our dreams. Who wouldn’t? If we’re going to spend a significant amount of money on a property, we want it to be everything we’ve ever dreamed of and more.

Space, or the lack thereof, may be a deal breaker when it comes to a potential buyer viewing your home. If your home doesn’t have the luxury of masses amounts of space, fear not – we’ve outlined below 5 steps to maximise the amount of space in your home.

1. Mirrors

Using mirrors to create the optical illusion of more space is a very cost effective and easy way to making your home more spacious. Try using a landscape mirror to give the appearance of a wider, larger room – or try a portrait style mirror to give the illusion of height, making the ceilings appear higher than they are.

2. Using light colour paint

It is a well-known fact that light colours make spaces look bigger, as they reflect more light, unlike darker colours which absorb light and can sometimes make you feel like the walls are closing in on you.

Try using neutral colours to show the people viewing your home the potential it has, allowing them to view each room as a blank canvas. However, there’s a thin line. You don’t want to make your house appear bland and boring, without any personality. A simple tip would be to keep the walls neutral but add a feature wall – look at different patterns and colours of wallpapers, but again – keep these inoffensive, subtle, calming and easy to work with.

 3. Furniture and lighting

Choose your furniture wisely, as this is also something that contributes to maximising space. If your living room is on the smaller side, consider a glass (or perspex, to be safer) coffee table, to make the room feel less cluttered.

Additionally, think about your lighting. Try lighting up the corners of your room to show the breadth of the room. It also adds that cosy feeling, especially if you add some simple wall lights in places such as alcoves.

4. Declutter

It may be an obvious one but get rid of anything that doesn’t serve purpose. Excess amounts of books, toys and miscellaneous objects can all contribute to taking up much needed space.

Go into each room and take stock of what should be kept in there and what should be removed – remember, if it serves no purpose, it’s time to put it in storage or get rid of it!