Joseph Talbot, Real Estate Broker - HOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT IMPROVE VALUES

you want it to feel open, welcoming, and all-around inviting. There are many ways to make the space feel as open as possible while squeezing in extra seating. You will also want potential buyers to feel like they could entertain happily within the living room, so planning how your furniture will be staged is important! If you’re short on ideas, or have no idea where to begin, ask your real estate agent for advice. Your agent may refer you to a professional staging expert or interior designer that will work with you to create the perfect living room.

USING MIRRORS TO OPEN UP S EN UP SPACE

By strategically placing mirrors, you can make your living room look and feel more open than it really is. Using mirrors to create the illusion of a larger living room works. It is especially helpful if there is a shortage of windows. If you do not have a strong focal point in your living room, such as a structural beam or a fireplace, create one using a large mirror. Strategically place the large mirror across from either the largest window or the only window in the room. The mirror will reflect the outside view and give the impression that the room is larger than it is while providing a central focal point to use to your advantage. Once the mirror is in position, incorporate a few decorations to enhance the mirror as the main focal point in the room. For example, have a tall plant on the side, if possible. Focal points are generally important, as they are the main viewpoint during an open house or viewing. When a buyer walks into the room, the first thing their eyes are drawn to is the focal point in the room, so ensure that you have one and that it is highlighted as much as possible to create a

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