Thu 17 Dec 2015
The humble hallway, not that important many people might think, but consider this; You have a stranger enter your home and the first thing they see is a small, cluttered, dark space – this is the first impression of their potential new home.
There are many ways that space can be utilised in this actually very important space. Think about where people might put their shoes, hang their coats and, let’s face it, probably need to store their umbrellas. Think about how you can create a light and inviting feel. A mirror will give the appearance of a wider space, a lighter coloured paint will freshen everything up, or a small lamp will create ambience. Put some flowers in a vase to add a pop of colour, or create a welcoming scent. Move clutter out and hide it somewhere else! None of these have to be expensive or time consuming, but can create that initial feel of a well looked after home.
When welcoming people in, think about the space you have. If your hallway is not particularly large, take a step onto the stairs or into a nearby room. This will enable buyers to enter without feeling cramped and will automatically give the feeling of more space.
Make those first impressions the ones that count, you’ll be surprised how much you can do!
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