Plenty of storage is something that most buyers are eager to see in the homes they’re viewing. Storing items wisely can instantly make rooms and outdoor spaces appear larger than they are, immediately becoming more attractive to prospective buyers.
- Leaving items lying around on the floor not only gives the property an unkempt feel, it also instantly makes a room feel smaller. Investing in stacking storage boxes is a quick and relatively cheap way to get some order about the home, and will give potential buyers a true sense of the room size. There are dozens of options on the market; it’s also the perfect chance to throw some colour into a room by choosing a jazzy design!
- Wall mounted storage units are another option to lift a room and maximise room dimensions. It might require some more effort than the stacking boxes, but buyers will be attracted to having additional storage space already in place. Leaving items stored incorrectly can be a potential tripping hazard for viewers; you want them to buy your house rather than leaving the viewing with bruising!
- Narrow, tall storage units are fantastic for holding a large quantity of items whilst taking up minimal floor space. Ensure that any units are fixed securely to the wall before you start filling them with possessions.
- Many of us with a garage or shed are guilty of using them as a dumping ground for items that we just don’t know what to do with! This can be a real turn off for buyers, they want to see everything the house has to offer so keeping these spaces tidy and in order is just as important as inside the house itself.
- The same applies for cupboards. Although they aren’t open for everyone to see, having messy and disorganised cupboards can deter buyers as they can’t get a true representation of the size or potential use.
- The kitchen can be the selling point of a home for some buyers and this is one place where storage ideas are in abundance. Leave only essential items on worktops such as the kettle and microwave, and put other gadgets away in cupboards. If your kitchen is too small for a full dining table, it might be worth investing in a fold out set as eating at dining areas in kitchens can be a desirable feature to buyers.
- There is a wide variety of furniture with storage already built in. From beds to coffee tables, these items can provide you stylish features in your home as well as provide cleverly disguised storage.
- Dark wallpaper and dark paint will immediately make a room feel and look smaller, consider painting walls white or cream which will give a neutral, clean and bigger feel to the room. Even if you already have light décor, a re-paint will brighten the room and make it appear fresher and more appealing to buyers.