How To Sell A Small House Fast
The time has come for you to upsize your living quarters. Yes, the first house you possibly bought was a little on the small size. Maybe you were single at the time and have found love. Maybe, just maybe, you have unexpectedly grown in family size that wasn’t really planned.
Whatever the reasons, your once cosy, small home is now too cosy and you need to upsize, fast! First, before you do any of that work though, you need to sell your small house!
Here’s the thing, you now think that selling a small house is going to be impossible. What you fail to recognise is, you’re no longer selling to your new, ambitious, bigger house person. You’re selling to a market that you were in not that long ago.
What you need to do is stop thinking big and start thinking smart. Want to know what tips can help you sell a small house fast? Here are some ideas to making you get that fast cash sale on your small property.
Storage, Storage, Storage
When it comes to small homes, storage is key! Whether that be smart hanging rails to clever under furniture storage solutions, what you want to do is take the clutter that can easily build up in a small house/apartment and make the best use of storage solutions that give you the sense of space and flow around the living areas.
By moving the TV off a tall unit and instead replacing with a wall bracket and then using a low storage solution, you will create more wall space and make the room look naturally bigger and brighter.
Let the light in
Here is one big caveat of small living, lighting. You will either be blessed with lots of natural light that you can maximise by making windows bigger, or if possible, by knocking down a wall and creating lots of flowing light areas, or you may be limited on what architectural smashing may be possible.
If the later is the case, then what you want to do is to create the most amount of light points as possible. You can start with paint that is designed to reflect light particles, you can add great light fittings and features that can double up as wall features and storage solutions.
Finally, consider strip lighting in the ground or across your lower floor features. By illuminating from below as well as from the sides, rooms appear naturally large.
Be practical with colours
It makes sense that if you start painting things dark, you will naturally “close the room” making it look smaller and unwelcoming. A dark colour could be an accent on a wall, but we would advise that you aim to get the pale, neutral colours as your main wall colours. You will make spaces larger and brighter.
Lift your floor!
If budget wasn’t an issue, then one of the big things that you could do is a small space is to, in some way, lift your floor.
What we mean by this is to either develop a mezzanine level or raise your living areas by creating zones each with functional areas creating an open-plan layout, and there’s space beneath the raised section for storage of furniture or other possessions.