Is Your Box Room Letting Your Property Down?

 They really loved your home, but felt the 3rd bedroom is just too small

sound familiar?

Many properties have what is referred to as the box room! Yes, that room that you haven’t seen for many years, as it’s become a store room, and you dread the thought of any of your guests looking in there!

Or it may be your child’s bedroom, who constantly protests that it isn’t fair their sibling got the bigger bedroom!

I know a lot of people who can relate to these circumstances and it’s not always easy to know how best to make use of the space.

Having a cluttered store room or a bedroom that feels cramped, with barely enough room to swing a cat in, could really put off potential buyers. Even though the room dimensions are there for people to see prior to viewing, they visually can’t see past how the room is presented and only see a lack of space.

Although its impossible to extend the room dimensions without either knocking some walls down or building an extension. The good news is, you can still create space that is practical and functional, even in the smallest of rooms.

The biggest issue with small spaces is that standard sized furniture just doesn’t fit properly. In a room that’s 2.2m x 1.8m, it only takes a single bed and a chest of draws and it instantly feels cramped, leaving not much floor space or practical space and storage.

To address this issue, it is worth investing in custom fitted furniture. Although this a bit more expensive than free standing, it is well worth the investment and you will get this back on the sale of your home.

Suddenly, within the exact same 2.2m x 1.8m space, there is now:

  • A single bed
  • A set of 3 good sized drawers and a large storage cupboard positioned underneath the base
  • 4 good sized cupboards have then been assembled overhead
  • A shelf running the length of the wall
  • And we even managed to get a desk and chair in.

Despite all the extra storage and increased functionally within the space, we also created 2/3rds of extra floor space!

To enhance the feeling of space further go for light coloured units. Gloss options are also great for reflecting light. Opt for blinds that give a fresh, bright look to the room, avoiding heavy drapes and curtains that can close the space back in again.

Don’t be afraid to go for a statement mirror. This can give depth to the room.

You can still opt for bold colours by bringing this out in bedding, soft furnishing, pictures and other trinkets. There are also plenty of paint options too on the market that offer light reflection to brighten your space.

For a relevantly small financial commitment you truly can turn a small space into a great space. You have now addressed your potential buyers issue, ‘tick’ and you will get a return on your investment when it comes to sell, ‘tick’. It’s a win-win situation!

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