Are you trying to sell a small home in Orange County? One of the biggest components that contribute to a successful sale is how you stage your home, so having a small home does not mean a trickier sale. Follow these steps to see if you are being the most successful in preparing a small home for sale.
1. Say Goodbye to Clutter
The most important thing you can do to prepare a small home for sale is to get rid of any clutter. Clutter makes a home look unorganized and usually is a result of having too much furniture. This may make a small space feel even smaller! Take a hard look at the pieces of furniture you currently own and consider what you can live without. An organized layout comes a long way when you have a reasonable amount of furniture and more open space to work with.
2. Rearrange Your Furniture
Rearrange your furniture to organize the layout of your home. In the living room, symmetrical arrangements work well. A home can look more organized with furniture that is in pairs as well as pulling furniture away from the walls. Place pieces so that the traffic flow in a room is obvious. This will create a more open and walking space to make your home feel spacious yet inviting.
3. Strategize the Use of Mirrors
Mirrors can do more than allow you to see your reflection. Mirrors can brighten a dark room and make a small space look much bigger by reflecting natural light. Placing a mirror either next to or directly across from a window can also help by adding more depth to your home.
4. Let Light In
Having good lighting in your home is one of the biggest aspects that can help make a small space seem larger. Good lighting can come from how much natural sunlight can be let in as well as the type of lighting you use in your home. Here are three types of lighting to consider implementing into your home:
- Ambient (general or overhead)
- Task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading)
- Accent (table and wall)
An added bonus is that this will also help make your home feel warm and welcoming!
5. Utilize Rugs
The larger an area rug, the more spacious the room will seem. Having small rugs can actually make a home seem smaller because it makes the space seem choppy. Situating rugs under groupings of furniture can help add contrast to your home to help organize the different sections of your home. This will overall allow you to have a more organized layout in your home because not using any rugs in your home can make the space look like a big maze of furniture.
6. Take Down Decorations and Artwork on the Walls
Walls with a blank space gives a room a chance to breathe. Taking down any family photos, decorations, and artwork on the wall can help depersonalize the space to help potential buyers imagine living in your home better as well as help declutter your home to make it more organized. Having these open walls can also make a small space feel bigger.
7. Take Your Doors Off Their Hinges
Removing all your interior doors besides the ones that lead to bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets can help your home feel more open. This allows a small space to feel larger as if there is more room to walk around.
Successful staging a small home may seem difficult, but it is not impossible. If you have any questions or if you need any help, contact us today!
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