When it comes to getting the highest possible return on investment in real estate, a better first impression of potential buyers or tenants is essential. Turn your apartment, however small it is, into the first option of future buyers with very practical and simple tricks.
A successful decoration conceals the weak spots
When it comes to selling or renting a property, any owner aspires to get the highest profit margin possible. In order to achieve that, it’s important to identify the weakest spots of the place and upgrade them with a little style and creativity. You’ll see that a big investment is not necessarily needed in order to change the look of your home.
Can you imagine living here?
You have an apartment that you need to sell or rent. The first step is to make the potential buyers or tenants to fall in love with it. With a bad first impression, it’s difficult to get them imagine having breakfast every morning next to the living room window. But, with a touch of design and interior decoration, you can create a space in which they instinctively feel comfortable, a cosy place that inspires well-being. A place where they can imagine living their everyday lives.
Storage ideas for small apartments
Storage is one of the main concerns of any buyer. Is there room for everything? If the place has few closets, shelves or kitchen cabinets, let’s solve the situation before someone else criticises it. There are storage solutions for small apartments that, besides being very practical, are very decorative. Baskets are one that is in this season, with the originality and tradition of natural fibres.
Well-chosen furniture to brighten up the space
Well-chosen furniture can be used to disguise the drawbacks of a small space or one with an unusual layout. Glass and metal tables, methacrylate chairs, white surfaces and mirrors help to make a space look bigger. Beech wood, as in the Scandinavian style, brings warmth without overloading the room.
Wallpaper: Dare to take the risk
The incredible range of wallpapers available nowadays opens up a huge range of possibilities. From fake bricks to murals of paradisaical beaches, anything is possible. The most striking, elegant and modern colours and patterns. Wallpaper can completely change the appearance of a room and also make those damaged-looking walls look new. It is even available with a special thickness for stucco walls. Combine wallpaper and paint for tiles which allows you to completely change the antiquated veneers in the kitchen and bathroom without having to do any renovation work.
Play of light
Dark rooms can be brightened up with a right choice of colours, with curtains that allow the maximum amount of light possible to enter the room and with mirrors that reflect natural light. During the hours of darkness, lamps are the main protagonists; an impressive design attracts all the attention.
Small details to fall in love with
There are small details that can make a big difference. These are solutions that anticipate the needs of the buyer. Organisers allow small objects such as make-up, jewelry, underwear, etc. to be organized and visible in the bathroom and bedroom drawers. They are very practical and decorative and can be placed in bathroom drawers, cupboards, dressers and even in cutlery drawers or for different types of tea.
Textiles that harmonise
Upping your textile game can be very useful in making the most of a room. Curtains are the great often-wasted potential, but let’s not forget that one can also play with the tones of the sofa and cushions, tablecloths, towels and the bedding. Different colours influence the harmony of the home. Combining natural fibres with comfortable fabrics will, without a doubt, positively affect the first impression of potential buyers.
Everything at its place and a place for everything
Imagine opening a closet and discovering that there is a place for each of your things. Inevitably, you imagine them right there and how you would place them. The options to optimise the space in cabinets are also varied and colourful. In children’s or adolescents’ rooms, the solutions don’t have to be restrained or modern, they can be crazy, fun, eye-catching – with their own identity.
Vinyl and PVC: renovate without reforming
Renewing floors or furniture is much simpler with the new innovative materials such as PVC flooring. It’s resistant to water and very easy to place and to cut to size with a simple cutter. The designs imitate materials such as parquet and natural wood, tiles or marble. It allows the floors of the apartment or of a specific room to be renewed in a very short time and without employing a construction company. Gone are the broken tiles and outdated floors with damage from wear and tear or due to inadequate chemicals.
Can decoration and interior design really do so much for the sale of my apartment?
Any property has infinite possibilities. A professional can easily realise several projects for the same place. Some require more investment in time and money than others. However, not all buyers or people who go to see the apartment have the same ability to recognise the full potential and possibilities of the place. Without a large investment but with strategic changes that make it possible to make the most out of the property, the impression of it can be much more positive.
Upward trend in the real estate market
An increase in real estate transactions is already evident. The excess in housing stock has resulted in a drop in prices and in an interesting time to invest. Achieving the most favourable price is the priority when investing in real estate. Redecorating your apartment allows you to score points in the brutal competition, since an apartment that is in better condition, more beautiful and welcoming than others and responding to the needs of the buyer justifies a better price.