Your new flip house is on the smallish side and you want to make the best use of every space so buyers can see that they won’t have to give up functionality or amenities in their potential new home. Here are four wise ways to improve small spaces.
Convert the crannies
Many houses have an awkward space beneath the stairs that forms somewhat of a right triangle. Instead of sidestepping that area you can convert it into storage for your future homeowner. Think about a space to tuck away things like shoes, kids’ toys, or a dog bed. Or, you could create drawers to store crafting materials, or even carve out a kid’s reading nook. Creating a vision for the space will send the message to buyers that you’ve thought of everything, and they can expect to see more thoughtful and strategic design throughout the house.
The sky’s the limit
A small interior that doesn’t get much natural light can feel even smaller. So let the sunshine in. Think: skylights. A skylight in an entry or in the main bedroom can bathe your space in sunlight and brighten things up, making your flip feel more spacious.
It’s time for recess
If your flip house has low ceilings, light pendants and chandeliers that hang low—although they may be pretty and dramatic—can make your spaces feel cramped. Recessed lights can be the perfect alternative. You’ll give potential buyers needed overhead lighting that actually makes spaces feel larger, without low-dangling fixtures that make low ceilings feel even closer.
Mirror, mirror on the wall
If you don’t plan to hire a professional home stager, you should learn how to make the most of mirrors. Due to their reflective nature mirrors can make the walls they cover virtually disappear, which is a good thing when you don’t have money in the budget to remove a lot of walls. If strategically situated opposite a window, a mirror will reflect natural light back into a room, making it feel larger.