Thinking about selling your home? Improving the interior of your home through design and renovation will help your home stand out on the market - maximizing profit and minimizing time. If you’re planning to sell your home in the Vancouver Lower Mainland, here are some of our design tips and tricks that will add the most resale value, and will quickly turn your home into a sale:
Maximize the space of the rooms with smart furniture choices.
Give your walls life: add paint or wall coverings to heighten appeal.
Install storage solutions: closet solutions bring more value and don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.
Refresh the bathrooms.
Upgrade the kitchen.
Maximize Square Footage with Smart Furniture Choices
Selecting, and placing furniture, that is the right size for the scale of the room can instantly make a space feel larger than it actually is. Furniture pieces should be a balance of both function and aesthetic. While the actual square footage of your home will affect the resale value of your home, perception is a powerful tool when it comes to attracting potential buyers. If you can make a room feel more large and spacious, home buyers will likely see more potential in the house and what space the home appears to offer.
Paint the Walls
Adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls can immediately make a space feel updated, clean and fresh without breaking the budget. You can also repaint items like doors or shelves to give the room an instant refresh. When choosing a paint colour, keep in mind that neutrals, such as white, grey and taupe, appeal to the greatest number of buyers, and therefore make your home more desirable. As simple as this tip may seem, painting the walls is both cost-efficient and effective in adding resale value to your home. Looking for something more bold and unique? Use wall coverings to maximize both the appeal and resale value of your home. Whether you choose paint or wallpaper, let us help you match your trim. Choosing the perfect white shade to go with your wall colour is a detail that can make all the difference.
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Install Storage Solutions
Upgrading and adding storage space is a great way to make your home more functional for both you and for potential buyers. Whether it’s adding a custom closet, installing wall shelving, or building up the cabinets, practical storage solutions provide an opportunity to increase the resale value of your home. If you’re looking for closet solutions, ask us for a quote! We’d love to help you maximize both your storage space and profit.
Upgrade the Kitchen and Refresh the Bathroom
Experts say that the average return on investment of a kitchen remodel is 83%. Second to this is a bathroom remodel with an average return on investment of 74%. If you’re looking to increase the resale value of your home, and plan to undertake renovations, the kitchen and bathroom are two essential spaces that you may want to upgrade.
When renovating the kitchen and bathroom, it is important that the flooring in these areas are neat and presentable - ensuring that there is no visible damage. When choosing the flooring, remember that materials such as tiles and hardwood often increase the resale value of your home, and appeal to the greatest number of potential buyers. Similarly, choosing natural countertop materials such as granite or quartz are appealing to the masses, in addition to being durable. Even aesthetic upgrades such as replacing dated wallpaper in the bathroom, installing new fixtures and appliances, or updating the kitchen backsplash go a long way in changing the look, and increasing the resale value of your home.
Looking for a cost efficient way to upgrade the kitchen and bathroom? Swapping out old hardware, or changing outdated light fixtures will easily add value to your home, and attract new potential buyers without breaking the bank.
When your home is clean and organized, potential buyers see a space that feels larger and is more manageable which is more attractive, and therefore more valuable. We always stress the decluttering of knick knacks. They belong in boxes. It is essential that you Marie Kondo your home first, before listing it on the market. Decluttering is, also, especially important for first-time buyers. The process of buying a home can be stressful, but a neat and presentable space may help to alleviate that stress.
Get Help from a Professional
Let’s face it, renovating and designing your home is not easy. From design and layout; furniture proportions, assembly and delivery; to decorating and decluttering - this process can be very overwhelming, not to mention time consuming. Whether you ask for an expert opinion in a design consultation, or hire a professional home stager when it’s time to sell, a professional interior designer and home stager can alleviate your stress, and can make the best design decisions for your home. If you’re looking to increase the resale value of your home, we’d love to lend our knowledge and expertise. Get in touch with us today!