The definition of interior design refers to the ‘art and science’ of enhancing the interior of a house or apartment in order to ‘achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment’ however if you put a lot of effort into the interior design of your home this can also add to the value of it substantially. In fact some people full time jobs lay in interior design and others also make a living out of buying properties before renovating the exterior and interior before selling the property. There are many different ways you can add to the interior design from furniture and cabinets to carpets to much more.
Ways in which good interior design can add value
How a potentially buyer first perceives a property and how they are welcomed in the property can be the difference between whether they end up purchasing the property or not. Now we are going to look at some ways in which you can go about the interior design of your property with the intention of adding value:-
- As opposed to personalising and tailoring the entire property to your taste it’s advisable to stay neutral so it doesn’t get too subjective.
- Identify the target market of your potential buyers – for example if you’re in a rich area in London you might want to have a look at other properties in the area that have recently sold to see how they were decorated.
- Speak to an estate agent – you might want to get some tips on what projects might need to be considered in order to increase the value substantially. They will have experience in the sector and with comparable properties.
- Make improvements to the kitchen and bathroom – trends have revealed that paying a lot of attention to both of these areas will give you the best chance of adding value to your home. Things to consider are making the areas well lit and immaculately tiled.
- Declutter and remain minimalistic – getting rid of clutter in your property can both give guests a calming welcome into the property but also makes it seem bigger. If there is any wasted space you might want to get creative and stick a wardrobe or a cupboard there, or even a bookcase.
- Natural light is your friend – rather than having a vast array of lighting features in the property make the most out of natural light entering the house. This can also give the buyers a sense of some of the sights they can see with additional windows.
- Pay attention to the small details – it is easy to notice large problems with interior design but if you overlook loads of smaller issues these can aggregate to become a bigger issue.
A few final points
Hopefully this article here today has given you an insight into some of the ways in which you can utilise a good interior design in order to add value to your home. Not only this but having a solid interior design can also help your house feel more like a home and not just a building. Also it is sometimes worth considering working in partnership with a professional interior design and explaining to them your vision for the property so they can provide their expertise and their insight also into the best route of design. And always have a look at comparable properties which are up on the market for any little things you might want to add to your interior design that you might have somehow or other missed.