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How to transform an unused space and add value to your home

Posted on January 20th, 2021 in Resources by Stephanie

When assisting a client with selling their property, styling plays an enormous part. Without styling, it is harder for potential buyers to visualise themselves living in your property, and decreases the chances of them developing an emotional connection with it. We've worked along side many stylists who each have their own way of manifesting a visual representation of a living space, however, they all share a mutual dislike for one thing: awkward and unused areas.

Whether it's an under the stairs nook, a strangely-shaped room or a discarded corner, making use of the space opens up a world of possibilities for potential buyers and adds to the overall facade of the property. We've chosen our top tips for you to transform these unwanted spaces into desirable living areas.

1. Bar Cart

A bar cart or drinks trolley is a statement piece that has made a return to the interior decor scene. Not only are they elegant and classic, they are extremeley convenient for entertaining and hosting purposes.  Who wouldn't want their own 'happy hour' at home? 

It is also the perfect styling piece to place in an empty corner of a room. It doesn't need to sit flush to the wall, nor will it look out of place in the corner. In fact, it will tie together all the elements of your living space and create a sense of harmony.

2. Home office

Remote work has been polarised since the beggining of the pandemic; what was once a rich person's luxury is now the norm for most. With this in mind, a dedicated home office is more important than ever.

Although your home should have a space where you can work productively and comfortably, you do not need to utilise a whole room for it. If there is some dead space in a particular section of your home,  feel free to get creative with a desk that fits into the nook, over-hang wall storage to maximise on space, and a comfy chair that matches the aesthetic. 

3. Wall hooks 

If you're a city-sider, or reside in a built up area, then the chances of having an abudance of space can be low. However, this does not mean you need to miss out on the luxuries that come with a bigger home. 

We're all guilty of blank wall space, whether it's due to personal preference or if you simply haven't gotten around to decorating it. This empty space doesn't need to remain bare, but can instead be used as extra storage or as a visual decoration. Wall hooks or built in wall storage are great ways to maximise your limited space. You can go one step further and use it to hang decorative hats, plants or even wall-art. The sky is the limit!