By Winnie Ochieng
The look and feel of your home has a significant impact on how well it sells. Old styles, lack of lighting and small unorganized spaces are all turn offs for potential buyers. Before selling, focus on making updates based on the news and trends of the year. These updates will give you the most bang for your buck, impress potential buyers and add value to your home.
The following are the popular interior design trends, expert opinions and cost analysis. These details will help you decide what to focus on before selling your home.
Investing in the closets will always pay off. Any opportunity to create more storage within your current space will add value. Everyone wants more space, especially when it doesn’t require a zoning permit or major construction. While only four percent of relators suggest that sellers redo their closet before selling, according to the impact report, it’s an easy way to please the buyer without spending a lot of money. When planning, look for closet systems that can be customized after the buyer moves in. Features like moveable shelves and coat racks allow the potential buyer to see how they can make the space their own.
2.Bathroom: lighting to storage
Bathrooms are finally getting the attention they deserve. Clients are tired of cramming into cookie cutter bathrooms, they’re looking for an oasis, a place to get away and relax for a moment. Renovating your bathroom is a huge fete, and one that will pay in spades when finished. If you aren’t financially or mentally prepared for a complete renovation focus on the features that are on trend right now. This includes updated lighting, modern counter surfaces and an elegant tub which is the center of the “oasis”. Lighting is especially popular right now as well.
The kitchen is one of the most popular places in the home, and every year there’s a different interior design trend dictating upgrades and remodels. A classic tuxedo kitchen is typically defined by white upper cabinets and black lower cabinets, as in this kitchen from Ashton woods,
which also incorporates black center island. This dual-tone is both chic and timeless. For small kitchens, the look can also brighten and open up the room.
Elegant, simple and balanced tuxedo kitchens offer homeowners a classic look with striking, contemporary contrast. The classic combo also compliments another rising trend in kitchen and bath mixed metals. From lighting to plumbing to hardware, designers and homeowners alike are experimenting with finish combinations.
4. Hardwood Floor Refinish
Hardwood floors drastically enhance the look of your home, adding a rich feel that’s hard to capture with carpet. If you already have hardwood floor, don’t replace it.
Refinish it for that same new look and feel, for a lot less money.
When your upgrades are done, and you are ready to work with a realtor, approach them with the current value of your home, along with all the updates you have made. Whether it’s new hardwood or refinishing existing hardwood floors, it’s all about wood. Lot’s of customers are ripping up their carpet and refinishing the wood floors underneath.