“Most home sellers do not have perfect homes. Sure, they renovate their properties before putting them on Triangle House Hunter, but most do not focus on small flaws. If your clients are worried about room blemishes, tell them not to. They should use these tips to camouflage room imperfections and help accentuate the positive in their interior home and curb appeal.
Sellers’ Advice: 5 Ways to Hide Home Interior Flaws
1. Visually Expand Rooms with Mirrors
Small spaces can greatly benefit from mirrors. Mirrors visually enlarge rooms and add a lot of character to neutral walls. Home sellers can place mirrors behind light sources to expand rooms. Mirrors placed behind light sources enhance the light’s reach. Homeowners can also create ‘extra windows’ by positioning mirrors opposite windows. As they reflect windows, they will augment the impact of natural light and beautiful views.
2. Replace Light Fixtures
Dated light fixtures can make buyers think that everything in a home is dated. Encourage homeowners to replace their ugly light fixtures with new ones in order to make their homes look stylish. Gorgeous fixtures are not always costly, there are many physical and online stores which sell fixtures at fair prices
Another thing sellers should do is replace lights. Many old homes have poor lighting and few outlets. Bad lighting can make a house look old. Well-balanced lighting, on the other hand, can boost the comfort of a room. Tell your sellers to install fixtures on walls and add lamps.
3. Paint Walls to Hide Defects
Every buyer prefers smooth and undamaged walls and creating buyer appeal is your main goal. But the truth of the matter is that many older homes and homes with kids have dents. There are a variety of ways homeowners can hide small flaws using paint. They can use textured paint or flat finishes. Dents are easily noticeable because they distort the flatness of walls and light is reflected differently on them. Textured paint and flat finishes can drastically reduce the visibility of defects. The former makes it harder for the eye to identify dings in walls while the latter minimizes the light reflected off a wall.
4. Cover Ugly Windows
When dealing with ugly windows, most sellers are tempted to cover them with heavy curtains or drapes. This is a no-no. The heavy window treatments will only draw attention to the windows. Homeowners should use cheery window treatments to draw attention away from their less than attractive windows. Curtains and shades soften hard window frames and let light into a home differently depending on how they are opened. They can be compared to dimmers on light switches.
5. Clean Rooms Thoroughly
A clean home sparkles. It draws attention to its cleanliness and makes buyers think that everything in it is well-maintained. Tell home sellers to clean rooms from top to bottom. They can hire professional cleaners if the task is too hard or time-consuming. They should also get rid of old rugs and carpeting. Also consider cleaning pet areas and removing old beds, toys and other pet belongings.
While hiding major wall flaws is a bad thing and may work against a home seller, hiding small ones is advisable. Sellers must remember that buyers want picture-perfect homes, not homes that need small repairs. They should camouflage room imperfections so as to attract more prospective buyers.
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