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3 Ways to Make Your Home Look Bigger When Trying to Sell It

Before you call a real estate agent to list your home, you may want to spend time preparing it. If your home is on the small side, you may want to perform some steps that would make it appear larger than what it is. This is a good idea for small homes, and here are several different steps you can take to help your home's appearance seem larger.

Remove and rearrange furniture 

The amount of furniture and other belongings you have in your home can make it look smaller or bigger, and the way the furniture is set up can also affect spaciousness. The first step in this is getting rid of some of your furniture and of all the clutter in your rooms. You should keep only the necessities in each room.

For example, a bedroom should have only a bed, dresser, and nightstand. If there are more items than this, put them in a storage unit for now. If your living room has a lot of furniture in it, move some of it out, and leave only the bare necessities. By doing this, you will create more open space in your rooms, giving the impression that there is a lot of space in your home.

Leave closets half full

Cleaning your closets is a necessity when trying to sell a house, but you should not just clean your closets. You should also remove a lot of the contents from the closets so they also have extra space in them. This will give the appearance that the home has plenty of storage space.

Add some mirrors to the walls

A mirror on the wall is a great tool for adding depth to the rooms in your home. You may want to experiment with various locations for mirrors before putting one up to find a place that makes the room look a lot bigger than what it really is. Mirrors do this by adding dimension to space, and they also reflect light, which can help make rooms look bigger.

If you want to take this one step further, you may also want to repaint some of the rooms in your home. If you do this, you should use light colors, as they are great for making rooms look bigger than what they really are.

To learn more about staging your home, contact a real estate agent and set up a consultation appointment.