Real estate statistics show that when your home is staged, you’re likely to sell for a higher price and more quickly. However, it isn’t enough to fill a space with furniture and hope that it will appeal to buyers – there needs to be a strategy behind the design of each room. This guide explains how to stage your laundry room so that your property stands out to potential buyers.
What Buyers Want in a Laundry Room
Your laundry room may not seem significant, but buyers tend to have strong preferences for these spaces. A 2019 real estate survey found that home buyers want a laundry room more than any other feature in a home, so staging it properly can create a fantastic impression.
Prepare your laundry room by cleaning out everything that doesn’t belong, such as trash or odds and ends. Wipe down the walls, floors, tables, and laundry machines so that the room sparkles. If you’re still living in the home while showing it, keep the laundry out of sight and make sure the space smells fresh.
After the room is clean, start thinking about design. Light and bright spaces are highly desirable among real estate buyers. A new coat of paint, an attractive accent wall, and a bright light fixture are some simple design touches that can transform your laundry room.
Decor Touches That Make a Difference
Once the layout of your laundry room is complete, and you’ve staged the space with storage racks, tables, or organization bins, it’s time to think about decor touches. You can help the room feel welcoming with simple items, like framed photos on walls, a wooden basket filled with towels, or a small floral arrangement.
Wall treatments are another functional and attractive feature that you can add to bring character to the room. Install floating shelves for more storage or an attractive in-wall laundry rack to create extra space for hanging clothing.
In some homes, the laundry room also doubles as a mudroom where people can store their shoes and coats. If this applies to your home, make sure there’s a functional space for people to store items so that visitors aren’t tripping over shoes. Add some flair to this spot by placing a colorful rug beneath the storage space.
If you’re trying to sell a home in North Texas, turn to Big Journey Homes - Lauri Bauman. This licensed Realtor® has more than 20 years of experience working with home buyers and sellers in Denton, Lake Dallas, Frisco, Flower Mound, Argyle, McKinney, and Corinth, TX. Request a market analysis for your home on her website. Schedule a consultation by calling (940) 321-5111 or text Laurie at (214) 566-1088.