With most offices in Toronto’s financial district closed and the need to live in tiny, compact condos being redundant, home buyers on the market these days want space. They’re willing to move to cities like Markham and beyond to enjoy larger real estate where they feel freer when working 40 or more hours a week and being ordered to stay home.
If you’re selling your Markham house, you’ll want to make it look huge to draw those competitive offers. Even if your home isn’t the biggest on the block, you can trick the eyes, so your house will seem more expansive, and potential buyers will be submitting offers left and right.
Here are some ways to make your Markham house look bigger to help you stand out among your competitors:
The first step to making your home feel and become more spacious is removing items and organizing your rooms so they appear neat and less congested. Do you need all those accents on your shelves? Or three recliners and a couch? Take out some of the items that don’t serve the room’s aesthetic or purpose. By minimizing clutter and creating more open space, you may find yourself surprised by how big your house actually is.
Paint Your Walls With Light Shades
Lighter wall colours will reflect any natural light entering your home, making it brighter and seem less enclosed than dark, light-absorbing colours. Choose grays, whites, creams for a neutral, clean look to make your home aesthetic more appealing to diverse homebuyer tastes.
Move the Eye Upward
To make your ceilings seem taller, trick your buyers’ eyes by drawing them up. You can achieve this by:
- Using vertical shelving that extends from floor to ceiling.
- Choosing full-length window dressings.
- Installing attractive chandeliers or ceiling light fixtures that will double the height perception.
Include Furniture Pieces With Legs
While you may think that keeping your furniture lower to the ground will help your place look more extensive, the opposite applies. Adding pieces with thinner legs so your buyers can see the rest of the room beyond the furniture (like your couch, tables, and chairs) will make the room seem endless.
Glass and mirrors are easy, effective tools that will make a massive difference in how people see your room’s dimensions. Including glass surfaces or vases and accents helps natural light flow through your room and makes it appear to take up less space. If you have limited windows in your Markham house, use mirrors to reflect light. They also help with reflecting walls, so they seem farther away.
Let Martin MacFarlane Help
To set yourself up for success in this hot market, look no further than Martin MacFarlane. He will offer the best strategies to help you stand out among your competition to become the center of a bidding war (that could earn you far above asking.)
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