When it comes to selling your Gold Coast home, you want to do everything you can to fetch the best price. This includes preparing your property for an open home, so your prospective buyers see the potential as soon as they walk in. One aspect you definitely want to show off, is space.
1) Let the light in
One of the most frequently cited tip for making a room look spacious is letting light in. Depending on your room, this might involve removing heavy blinds or curtains in favour of lighter, less intrusive options. Alternatively, make use of light colours throughout your decor as well as carefully placed mirrors to help reflect light and create an airy feel.
2) Open up the floor
You actually have two options to consider here. For all-round small spaces, try to avoid any design that splits the room into sections, whether it's rugs or a change from carpet to wood. Each individual area will only look smaller if you and seem more cramped if you have multiple types of flooring.
However, in naturally more open spaces, a change of flooring might help make a room look bigger still. You can define different spaces with flooring to make it obvious just how much you can do in this one space. Use a rug to pull together sofas and a coffee table as a relaxing corner. Meanwhile, if your room transitions into a kitchen or dining space, a change of flooring makes it feel like you have a whole extra room within the same environment.
3) Connect with the outside world
With the right design, any outdoor space you do have can function as an extra room in the summer time. However, you've got to show your potential buyers how this could work. Set up the space as an outdoor dining area, or an extra lounge space so visitors can see how they'd make use it. Make sure it's easy to access on the day, and visible from other areas of the property where possible, so no one misses it.
4) Remove clutter
This is such an easy trick, you'd be crazy not to do it. Before an open home, blitz all your surfaces and remove anything that doesn't need to be on show. This shows how much space your property offers, and prevents buyers from feeling like they'll never be able to fit all their own stuff in. Pay special attention to removing:
If you've got some time and you're willing to invest in getting the best sale price, you might also want to consider some bigger renovations.
At Ray White Surfers Paradise, we're experts at selling property. Work with us, and we'll make sure your home looks just perfect. Get in touch today.