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Get Advice From Builders When Merchandizing Your Home For Sale

Did you know that builders have a formula when it comes to determining the special, in-demand features a home should have to make buyers put pen to paper? It’s true! For every 500 square feet a home has, there needs to be one amazing feature that most buyers to have a positive and emotional reaction to. A house that is just under 2,500 square feet will almost certainly have five incredible features. Because demand and material preferences vary over time, builder concepts adapt as well.

The top design trends in 2021, according to the National Association of Home Builders, included features such as large windows (including whole window walls and folding glass walls that allow the inside/outside spaces to flow), outside living areas that are built for rainy as well as sunny days, laundry rooms, and walk-in pantries (some with prep area). Primary bathrooms with a spa-like atmosphere (particularly the shower) are becoming increasingly popular, as well as home offices making a resurgence. Tucked-away areas that may be utilized for virtual school or school projects are also on the rise. Finally, huge format wall art is in-demand, with distinctive tile patterns, textures, and bursts of color appealing to buyers. The trick is to employ them sparingly and strategically.

How can you apply the 500 square foot principle to your house if you're thinking of selling it in a few years? Here are some swoon-worthy features I've seen that offer flair and personality without breaking the bank:

Unique Chandeliers and Lighting Fixtures – If your home's lighting is basic, consider upgrading with fixtures that have a personality.

Powder Room Personality – Powder rooms are frequently stand-alone areas, so you may make a big statement without spending a lot of money. Wallpaper, vivid paint, and bright lights might all make an impact.

Wallpaper – These may be ideal walls for adding wallpaper to a wall in your foyer or dining room that lacks character. If you've never worked with wallpaper before and don't know where to start, I recommend hiring an expert.

Front Porch Curb Appeal – What are your options for impressing clients or guests when they come to your property? If the paint on your door needs to be refreshed, that's a great place to start. But what about planting pots, creating some kind of art work or garden sculpture, and porch light that makes a statement?

Kitchen Backsplash – Tile can add a unique twist to a drab kitchen backsplash. If you have never used tile before and are unsure how to use it, seek the advice of an expert. Just do a search for "tile backsplash" or visit your local tile shop for ideas.

Bring Some Old In – This isn't applicable for every house style, but if your home is more traditional, an antique statement piece converted to a built-in may be the ideal touch. Hall trees made from antiques or a sideboard that has been remodeled to kitchen storage or a bathroom vanity, for example, can tug on potential buyers' emotional strings.

It's vital not to go overboard when it comes to adding some flare, and the objective is to pick items that appeal equally to everyone. If this has you curious and you want some assistance, please contact us!


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