Although “tiny houses” seem to be the rage today for many, if your current home is on the smaller side, and you’re thinking about listing it for sale, there are some things you can do to take advantage of its low maintenance attributes, while at the same time boosting its appeal for those potential buyers who may be looking for a bit more space, both inside and out.
First, as with any other listing, it is imperative that you ensure your home’s curb appeal. In this case, by extending the landscaping, it can actually make the home feel more substantial. For example, in some cases, if the house itself is “too far away” from the street – with nothing in between – it can make it appear smaller. However, by adding flower beds and bushes, you can essentially “extend” the look of the house, and in turn, have it appear larger.
As far as the interior goes, most lookers will be focusing on two key areas – the kitchen and the bath(s). Here, you could add an island in the kitchen, which not only offers additional storage / cabinet space, but can also provide a space for eating. (This is especially beneficial if the current kitchen doesn’t have a breakfast nook or place for a dining table).
Depending on just how far you want to go, you could also raise the ceilings in order to give a roomier feel and / or take out a wall or two. For example, if there’s a wall between the living and dining rooms, take it out. This can provide a much more open (and less claustrophobic) feel, and can appeal to more potential buyers.
Thinking about selling your home soon? If so, give us a call. We can provide you with tips on how to appeal to possible purchasers, as well as give you an approximate current value so you can determine your home’s initial asking price.