What do you think is the most highly sought after amenity that homebuyers are looking for in a house in Los Angeles? Space! Along with space usually comes value. Houses that have more space are usually more expensive, right?
How does this apply to your small Los Angeles home on the market? This means that if you are able to give the illusion of space, homebuyers feel better about the house and you can feel more confident asking for a higher price than you potentially once thought. It is a win-win situation for both buyer and seller!
How to Make Your Small House in Los Angeles Feel Bigger
It is easy to overwhelm the space in your house. Use these tips to make your house feel bigger (whether you are planning to sell or stay in place)!
1. Ensure that you only have furniture essentials. Is it necessary to have extra sitting chairs in the dining room? Are there too many dressers in the bedroom?
2. Allow breathing room between furniture and the wall. That little bit of space will offer a sense of more space. If you have a cozy sitting area, keep the furniture far away enough from the wall that you can fit behind it for an optimal illusion of roominess.
3. Cooler colors recede. Consider painting rooms a cooler shade, like a gray, pale blue or green to make a house in Los Angeles feel larger.
4. Set the bed up on the wall furthest from the door. This is an instant trick to make a bedroom feel larger.
5. Use one large area rug instead of smaller rugs if the room needs one. However, if you don’t need a rug at all in the room, don’t use one.
6. Use mirrors to make a room feel larger. Strategically space your mirrors to reflect an outdoor view. You can also hang a large mirror above a bed or sofa to expand the room’s space.
7. Tidy! A clean house in Los Angeles feels larger. Declutter, mop, dust and shine!