Depending on the current state of your basement or cellar, this traditional storage space can have a positive or a negative impact on your ability to sell your home. Fortunately, to increase the value of your home and make it easier to sell, there are a few potential basement upgrades worth considering. Here’s what you should be keeping in mind.
Make Your Basement Cozy
To begin, focus on making your basement the “place to be”—somewhere where the next homeowner will actually want to spend their time. This is far more appealing than if the basement is little more than empty, storage space with little room for imagination. Instead, your basement should feel like a room that’s actually worth visiting.
Try focusing on incorporating cozy decor and furnishings to make the space more welcoming. Aside from the traditional couch, a table may make the room a place where potential buyers could actually see themselves spending their time. It’s a simple touch, but it suggests that someone could sit down with a snack, do an art project, or read and relax in the space. A few chairs and even an all-weather rug can create a similar impression on potential buyers.
Brighten Up Your Space
If possible, it’s almost always a great idea to update your basement’s lighting. It isn’t uncommon for basements to lack quality lighting systems, which often leads to the space feeling dark or uninviting. However, installing a brand-new lighting system can make an enormous difference if you’re looking to create a homier, more inviting space. If you can’t afford to have new recessed lights or high hats installed, even bringing in additional floor lamps can result in a significant improvement.
Another way to liven up a basement space is to add a statement wall. This is a relatively simple adjustment to make, but it can create an entirely new ambiance for the basement. It isn’t uncommon for basements to feel uninviting and cold, especially if you don’t spruce them up with unique decor and other hints of personality. Choose a wall in your basement and consider adding wallpaper or artwork for a fresh and unique touch. Even a single wall’s worth of peel-and-stick wallpaper can liven up the entire space.
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