Now, more than ever, there are investors flipping houses that look better than they ever have before. This means that small things will make a difference when buyers are walking through your house. Here are a few interior tips that I like to use to make sure that the houses I work on are as memorable as possible.
Mix and Match Tile
Add impact by mixing up your look, especially in bathrooms by combining a more expensive tile with a lower-priced tile. For example, in a shower surround, consider installing a subway tile and spending a bit more in the option you install on the floor. In most main floor bathrooms, the floor area is on the smaller side. Perfect for an interior tile that maybe you wouldn’t use in a larger room.
Another way to create a custom feel is by mixing your metals. Think of all the places you have metal finishes. Between light fixtures, pulls, mirrors, appliances and faucets, there is plenty of opportunities to add a fresh vibe. My personal favorite combinations are black with chrome, and gold combined with black.
When finishing interior spaces, think about how buyers will use the space. Is there a spot by the door for coats? Where will someone put a broom or vacuum cleaner? Is there space for a pantry? What type of storage is available? Where will a homeowner store their holiday decorations? Is there a nook for an office (if there’s not a separate bedroom) or a flex space?
Clean and Press
Laundry spaces are the unsung hero of a lower level. Everyone would prefer to do this much-loved chore in a room with a floor and walls. Add in some custom shelving to hold baskets and a spot for folding, and you have a winner.
Color with Care
Using neutral colors throughout the majority of the house will appeal to the most buyers. If you are going to incorporate a bold color consider places where it has an impact, but would work for many different types of buyers and styles. Ideal places would be a front door, a kitchen island, or maybe an accent wall in a master bedroom.
Incorporating small, interior details into your flips can easily create a custom look. This is the type of intention you can bring to your projects to create interest.
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