When it comes to checking out potential homes, not all rooms are created equal. Home buyers will naturally prioritise certain rooms over others. Understanding the psychology and reasoning behind this helps to understand home buying in a whole new light. Whether you are buying or selling your home, it helps to understand which rooms are the most important.
Living Room Vibes
The living room is where families will come together to relax and bond, to exchange Christmas gifts and make memories etc. Potential buyers will want to know that the living room has enough space to comfortably accommodate the entire family. Some buyers will also want to use this space when entertaining guests.
No matter how a buyer plans on using their living room, it will undoubtedly be one of the most important rooms in terms of forming their opinion about the property. For example, if a living room already has a surround sound or home cinema set up, especially if it involves running cables behind walls, it is a feature that can both entice a buyer and command a premium price.
Buyers will very rarely opt for a kitchen that they don’t like. Not only is the kitchen an important room in terms of function, but having a new kitchen fitted is an expensive and time-consuming process. Because it is so difficult to adjust the kitchen to the buyer’s preference after they buy the house, it is essential that they like the kitchen.
As a general rule, the more features a kitchen has, the better. However, the overriding concern for most homeowners is the amount of space. A cramped kitchen will be a deal breaker for some, especially adventurous chefs who need room to experiment. The size of the kitchen is even more difficult to change than the appliances within, so a decent size is essential for many.
Bathroom Furniture - Villeroy and Boch
Bathroom furniture is often overlooked in home design. However, the right furniture can make a considerable difference to a buyer’s perception of your bathroom. For example, a bathroom suite from Villeroy and Boch will stand out from something cheap and generic. Even a well-chosen bathroom vanity unit can completely transform perceptions of your bathroom.
Of course, it goes without saying that a well-scrubbed and immaculately clean bathroom will sell your property much more effectively than a grubby one ever will. It’s never a bad idea to give your bathroom a deep clean now and then. After that, you just need to stay on top of the little jobs in order to maintain its cleanliness.
Different home buyers have a different set of desires and requirements for the properties they consider. But no matter their individual circumstances, there are certain rooms in the home that are going to be more important than others. If you can get the above three rooms looking their absolute best, you stand a good chance of leaving a good impression with a buyer. Ultimately, it could be the difference between making a sale and leaving a buyer disappointed.