When it comes time to think about selling your home, and you begin your preparation list, don’t expect to tackle every room. However, in addition to de-cluttering, perhaps freshening up interior paint and floors, there are 2 rooms research has shown buyers can be the most influential in determining why they select one home over another: The kitchen and the master bedroom.
Why are These the Two most Influential Rooms in Your House?
If you think about it makes a great deal of sense. There are several key reasons these are the 2 most influential rooms in your house. The first reason is these rooms represent where the buyers will spend the most amount of time after purchasing the home. The second is the kitchen can be the most expensive room to improve if it isn’t up to date. And the third is that the master bedroom is the most personal space in the house for the buyer. Being able to picture themselves in it, and feeling comfortable is a key component to a buyer choosing one house over another.
How to Make the 2 Most Influential Rooms in Your House Stand Out?
Aside from major renovations, there are some very price sensitive fixes you can make that go along way.
A couple of rules of thumb; keep it simple, clean lines and patterns, clear the countertops.
You don’t have to break the bank to make these updates. Style goes along way. The most expensive item to replace is your cabinets. Instead, try paintnig them a neutral color and work around them. The other elementsin the kitchen can offset the older cabinets if they are well designed and more modern.
Below is a picture of a stainless steel farmhouse since with faucet and accessories now on sale at Houzz.com for $664 including shipping. This update would have immediate impact.
For a more contemporary look this may be a good option – but remember this is brushed nickel and should match the cabinet hardware.
The second biggest impact can be made with the table lamps on your night stand. These can be strategically used to bring in a color accent. The shades on the lamp should be barrel shaped and the size needs to work proportionately with the size of the bed. Wayfair.com has great table lamps and they are having a sale right now. The ones pictured below are just $69.00 each and free shipping.
Home sellers always ask me why “staging” or prepping their home has become such a big factor in selling their home. The answer is HGTV and the Internet. They have 24 hour access and education about home decor and style and they know what they want. The more your home can fulfill their style sense the more they will gravitate to it. Remember keep it fresh, clean and bright- it works every time. Here’s a great example of a recent staging “before and after” video.
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