Selling a house can be just as tedious as buying a new home. It’s something many homeowners will face in their lifetime as their family grows, or lifestyle changes. Most people will want to sell their home quickly, with the value of a home likely to go down the longer it is on the market.However, with it taking an average of five months before most sellers seal the deal, it can become frustrating for a homeowner. There are ways to speed up the process – one of those being to make the home more desirable than it already it is. By using this simple trick, homeowners could improve the look of their home, which will entice more buyers and lead to a quicker sale.
What is it?
Like seller, buyers also want to know they’re getting value for their money when purchasing a property.
During viewings, they will be paying attention to the decor, structure and space. If thy feel like they can get more for their money elsewhere, it’s likely to put them off buying the property.
Bigger rooms are usually more appealing and they tend to increase the value of a house.
Therefore by fully utilising the space in a room, sellers could find a bigger interest in their property, which could lead to a quicker sale.
How should it be done?
Interior design company Vanessa Arbuthnott shared their tips on how to made a room look bigger.
From particular furniture choices to shades, here’s how to make a room appear larger.
According to Vanessa Arbuthnott, furniture which is closer to the ground can help the room appear bigger.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, they said: “Furniture that is lower to the ground will create a feeling of openness in a room, this is because it leaves more space above them. In the bedroom, choose a bed which is lower to the ground such as a loft bed. In the living room you can opt for midcentury pieces as they tend to be lower to the ground, if this isn’t your thing then 19th-century furniture also have low profiles.”
Mirroring can be a great way to make the room appear more spacious.
They added: “Any small space that wishes to look bigger should incorporate mirrors. They create a greater sense of openness. Mirrors are the key to any room as they reflect light and view which all tricks the eye into perceiving more space.
“Use a focal point and angle your mirrors towards it to give the illusion of depth. Mirrors also reflect both natural and artificial light so your room will look brighter during the day and night, they bounce light deep into the room making it appear larger.”
Keep it light
When painting a small room, advisors at Vanessa Arbuthnott advise homeowners to keep the colour light, with white making areas appear more open.
“White has many reflective qualities that can trick the eye. It opens up any room and makes it feel light and airy. White tends to blur the connection between wall and ceilings which causes your eyes to travel up and perceive the ceiling as higher,” they said.
“This is a perfect colour for a small room as it simplifies the area and emphasises the architecture. Pair your white element room with warming elements such as a wool throw to avoid it feeling too cold.”
Express.co.uk recently revealed how converting a house into two flats could add up to £70,000 to a home.
According to propertypriceadvice.co.uk, splitting a house into two flats could add a potential value of 30 per cent.
As of May 2019, the average price for a house in the UK was £229,431 (land registry.data.gov.uk) therefore 30 per cent of the value would be £68,000.