Everyone wants a home that looks like it came from the pages of an architectural and home design magazine. But with kids in the house, that is downright impossible. Things are always going to be messy. Their toys are strewn around the house. It feels like the mess itself is part of the interior decoration. You just can’t catch a break with wiping, cleaning, sweeping, and organizing.
So is it any wonder that one day, you called in a home organizer, interior decorator, and professional cleaners to get everything in order? Now, you are perfectly contented with the kid-friendly design of your home. But what happens if you have to sell it? Who would want to have a nautical-inspired kid’s room? Or, how about that Montessori-style playroom that you put together?
As much as you want to sell the house faster, embrace the fact that it’s not going to be easy to find a buyer who has the same taste as you. Instead of running away from the features of your family home, why don’t you start highlighting why it’s the best choice for families looking for a new home? In fact, why don’t you think of ways to improve on it?
In your Montessori-style playroom, you can add more educational toys for kids. When potential buyers visit the house, they can visualize what they can use this room for. Now that the kids are learning from home, they can use your playroom as a study room for their own children. You have to send a subtle message to them that their needs as a family are the same as yours.
Make It Safe
Do you have a pool in the backyard? Install a fence and non-slip mats around it. Show potential buyers that they do not have to worry about the safety features of the house anymore because you’ve thought about it yourself. Most people will need to install safety devices and accessories when they move in. But if you already designed the house based on the needs of your charming but rowdy kids, then buyers with kids of their own don’t need to do that.
Blog About It
When potential buyers hear about your property, they’ll look you over on the internet to see actual photos of the house. This is a great way to lead them to your blog. Write about how you designed and styled your home according to your kids’ needs. Highlight the great features of your home such as the car-shaped bunk bed in your son’s room and the princess-themed bedroom for your toddler.
There’s nothing more attractive to potential buyers than knowing the house they’re about to buy was well-loved. If they know you took great care in designing every nook and cranny of it, they’ll have more appreciation for its features. It will be harder for them to ignore the advantages of having kid-friendly rooms and amenities.
Every family’s needs are different. But when it comes to children, you can agree that as much as they are the best, it’s also difficult to maintain a home with them. That’s why if you managed to get your home in order by redesigning the space, that might be its best selling point.