The hot real estate market has more and more homeowners ready to list their home and walk away with a nice profit. However, some homes aren’t selling as fast or for as much as others due to outdated bedrooms. Prospective buyers are looking for the total package and finding a luxurious master suite is high on their list of must-haves. Before the pandemic, bedrooms were not a huge priority but these days, people are wanting to have a space in their home that feels like a retreat. Master bedrooms are a place where parents can get some alone time in quiet, which is exceptionally important as more people are working from home while their kids are stuck there too– an escape is essential. Before you list your home, prioritize these master suite and bedroom improvements…
Install New, Trendy Light Fixtures
New light fixtures and bulbs are sure to brighten up any space. By switching to LED bulbs, your room is sure to feel brighter and the bulbs are more energy efficient compared to traditional ones. The crisp, bright white light is sure to make your room feel bigger. If your budget allows, you might look into implementing smart lighting as it is a good selling feature. People are drawn to convenience anywhere they can get it. You can bet they’ll be talking about the house where they can control the lights and fan from the bed.
*Pro Tip: Let as much natural light in as you can through your windows. Keep your blinds and shades open when taking pictures or showing your home. If your home has 12 foot ceilings, you might consider having a transom window installed over the door to allow more light to shine in.
Clean & Organize Your Closets
More closet space is appealing to buyers in all walks of life. One of the best updates you can make to your master bedroom is to add a closet system or organizer. They come in a variety of colors and styles and will instantly make your home more valuable than before. Even the simplest closet organizer can help your prospective buyers picture how they will store their clothes, shoes, and other items. The idea of an organized, tidy closet is definitely a selling feature. It will create another purposeful space instead of one that looks like it will become forgotten about. A quick decluttering can also make your closet feel bigger. If you have a bedroom without a closet, consider investing in a wardrobe to show buyers how they can store their valuable belongings.
Staging Your Bedrooms to Sell
If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your bedroom set, you might consider going ahead and taking the plunge before you sell your home. Why? New furniture can really make a difference when staging your home to sell. Old, dated furniture can make your entire room look older and out of style. A statement-piece headboard can work wonders and completely change the aesthetics of your master suite. New furniture not in the budget? Try making the wall behind your bed a focal piece. A few inexpensive ways you can create an elevated look and add value to your home– use paint, wallpaper, or board and batten for the perfect accent wall in your bedroom. New bedding is more picture worthy than the dingy bedding you’ve held on to for years. The first thing buyers will notice when they enter your bedroom is your bed– sure it isn’t part of the deal but it is certainly eye catching. By coordinating your bedding and pillows, you will make a huge difference in the overall look of your bedroom retreat and that is sure to appeal to prospective buyers. We also suggest removing any personal touches as they can make it difficult for buyers to envision themselves in your home. Take down any large photos and put up pieces of artwork that are less distracting. This is a simple trick that can help your buyers picture living there.
Tone It Down
Your paint colors that is. While bright blues or dark greens might be your favorite, bold colors aren’t for everyone and in some cases they can be a deal breaker because buyers can’t see past that bold purple wall. Before you list, neutralize the paint throughout your home. Prospective buyers want to feel as if the home was created with them in mind, sticking to neutral colors will make it easier for them to see all the potential your home has.
Adding a Functional Place to Work from Home
In the past, home offices only appealed to a small portion of prospective buyers. Today, functional work from home spaces are essential. There is a need for more than one home office. Many Americans are still working from home– usually more than one person in a home. If you are working from home and are tied to your computer, it can be difficult to share your work space with others doing the same. By staging spare bedrooms, dens, or other unused spaces as a home office, you are able to show buyers how they can optimize the spaces in the home to make the most out of working from home. You might also consider setting up a home gym to really gain interest. Versatility is everything and any bonus space that you can add can seal the deal especially since people are staying home more than ever.
Tackling the Master Bathroom
Master bathrooms are a selling point in every house. It is important that you make sure your en suite bathroom is clean and tidy. We also suggest keeping it simple and neutral.. Don’t stress about not having the fanciest, jetted tub on the market. In fact, oversized jacuzzi tubs are beginning to be a thing of the past. Instead simple, streamlined, elegant tubs are in. Nothing quite compares to an elegant, claw-foot tub– they are timeless. When it comes to walk in showers, it’s time to invest in quality for your master bath– say goodbye to the cheap, flimsy glass showers and hello to luxury.
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