Buyers tend to think bigger is better, but a smaller home may actually feel more spacious than a similar home with a larger footprint. That’s what makes the emphasis on size over livability so frustrating – it’s not really an accurate gauge for living space.
Living space is roofed, enclosed, heated, cooled and finished, but, because there is no standard way to consistently measure interiors, square footage is typically measured from the exterior of the home as length times width. This computation can be used by tax assessors, appraisers, roofers, painters, real estate professionals and others to determine price approximations for marketing homes and providing services.
If you’re shopping for a home and see descriptions online, you know there’s a lot of difference between 3,400 sq. ft. and 1,400 sq. ft., but a few feet more or less between similar homes doesn’t matter. If the home’s interior is well-planned, furnished wisely, and clutter-free, it will feel like there’s more living space.
Let's talk about ways to make your home appear more spacious. You can start with creating more light,eliminating extra furnishings and clutter. Equally important with the amount of space available is a look that attracts today's buyers. Stageright Home Staging offers a menu of consulting services to help your home show at its best. Call Carole Morgan at 269-207-9632.