As a place where you relax at the end of a long workday, the bedroom should be one of the most inviting spaces in your home. And when you’re selling your home, many potential buyers look for a spacious bedroom as one of a house’s make-or-break features.
Fortunately, even the smallest bedrooms can look larger and more visually appealing through home staging techniques.
Renovation Versus As-Is
Before you begin staging your bedroom, you might wonder whether it would be more useful to renovate and expand the room altogether. But, a complete bedroom renovation might not have the increased value you’re looking for.
Bedroom renovations are costly, and you might not end up getting your full investment in increased property value. While experts often recommend renovating kitchens or bathrooms, bedrooms are usually best left alone if you’re looking to get the most out of your return.
Should I Stage a Small Room as a Bedroom or an Office?
If a room is small enough, you may be tempted to market it as an office space rather than as a bedroom. But unless it doesn’t meet the legal requirements of a bedroom, it’s always better to market bedrooms over office space.
Bedrooms — even small ones — are in high demand. If a buyer needs an office, he or she can transform a spare room, living room or even dining room into a workspace, but the same can’t be said about bedrooms. Most buyers would rather have a small extra bedroom than none at all.
Top Three Staging Tips for Small Bedrooms
If you’ve decided to market your small room as a bedroom, you may still be unsure of how to make the size a presentable feature to buyers. These three tips offer some ways to maximize your space.
1. Remove Clutter
Ridding the room of any unnecessary furniture or overly large beds opens the space and makes the surrounding area look more spacious and inviting. The more floor space you’re able to show, the better.
Likewise, remove any belongings such as a TV, pictures or other personal items from floors and furniture surfaces. Clutter makes a room look more compressed than it really is.
2. Brighten Your Space
Light is influential in determining a space’s atmosphere and can trick your eyes into thinking a room is more spacious than it really is. Use a combination of natural light from windows and attractive artificial lighting to liven up your small space, and consider painting the walls a light color.
3. Decorate With Mirrors
Mirrors reflect light and add vibrancy and definition to a room — they’re also an inexpensive way to take up wall space. While you shouldn’t overdo mirror decorations, one or two will do wonders for opening up and brightening the bedroom.
If you’re planning on selling a home with small bedrooms, you need an agent who knows how to market them properly. At CENTURY 21 Core Partners, we’re trained to sell any property in the York region. Contact us today to secure an agent.