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Top 10 Design Tips for Increasing Home Value

Monday, May 31, 2021   /   by Teresa DiPeso

Top 10 Design Tips for Increasing Home Value

A home is often a person’s largest asset, so design upgrades are not only an aesthetic decision but a financial one as well.  In this seller's market, the amount of renovation you need to do is minimal.  Buyers are happy to put their own touches on a property and with limited inventory, homes will sell as-is.  

However, after helping clients sell their Shore homes for 25 years, I have found that these 10 design tips have been the most beneficial in helping their houses stand out from the pack, should you decide to make any improvements.

1. Make the Room Feel Bigger Than Its Square Footage

Selecting and placing furniture that fits the scale of the room can go a long way in making the space feel larger than it actually is. While the actual square footage of a house will, of course, directly affect the price, perception is a powerful thing. If you can make a room feel more spacious, buyers will likely see more potential in the house.

2. Not Everything Has to Be New

Don’t be afraid to keep a home’s traditional elements. It’s impossible to please every potential buyer by selecting one particular style or trend; staying honest to the home’s roots can pay dividends.