No matter what the square footage is of your home, there is always potential to make it appear larger and more appealing to potential buyers. An offer can depend on whether your property is interpreted as a cozy bungalow or cramped old cottage. The difference between these two descriptions often depends on staging and utilizing the space effectively. Here are some tips on how to make the most of a small space.
Crisp and clean. First and foremost, your home should be clean and free of any fingerprints, stuff marks and dust. Dirt and grime can detract from even the most spacious of rooms.
Let in the light. Natural light is a major selling point. Open curtains and blinds to illuminate every room and make sure those windows are streak-free.
Eliminate clutter. Clutter on counter tops can make a space feel cramped. Even if you ordinarily store the blender, knife set and toaster oven on the kitchen counter, store these items away when potential buyers are viewing the property. The same goes for bathroom counters.
Invest in built-ins. Built in shelves, bookcases and wall units provide both a showcase and storage without seeming clunky. Built-ins often add interest to a small space with architectural detail.
Think neutral. Bold paint color can make a room seem smaller, consider white or neutral tones to enlarge the space.
Minimize for maximum results. An oversize couch or extra wing chair can overwhelm a room. Don't cramp an averaged-sized room with unnecessary furniture.