Flipping a house isn’t exactly a simple task: homes often require a lot of structural work. What people get really excited for, however, are the major cosmetic changes they’ll see—the improvements made to the surface level of a home. A notable sense of satisfaction comes from seeing the finished product and the little touches that pull the entire thing together. To help you set the bar, we’ve made a list of our best interior design house flipping tips.
1. Use Neutral Colors
While bright colors can be unique and exciting, you want to choose a palette that can appeal to a wide range of people and work in cohesion with a variety of décor. For this reason, we recommend using a neutral color theme throughout the majority of the home. A muted palette feels modern and fun while allowing room for further personalization.
2. Have an Accent Wall
Instead of creating a busy room, focus on a single area—such as the fireplace—that draws the eye and allows the rest of the room to act as an enhancement. Design a creative accent wall that plays with texture and color around this focal point.
3. Create Storage
Whether it’s in the kitchen or the bedroom, modern buyers want storage space—and they want a lot of it. Be sure to equip each bedroom with adequate closet space. You may have to knock down some walls to make room for new closets so that they don’t make the rooms feel smaller. If you decide to add a pantry to the kitchen, make it a walk-in.
4. Upgrade Kitchens and Bathrooms
Today’s buyers put luxury kitchens and bathrooms at the top of their wish lists. We recommend putting half your budget toward really enhancing these spaces and making them feel as luxurious as possible. These rooms can ultimately make or break a sale, so don’t skip on them.
5. Use Natural Lighting
Natural lighting is far more attractive to buyers than anything artificial. Large windows are huge selling points in modern homes, so replacing small windows with larger ones is a good way to increase a home’s ROI.
6. Creative Flooring
As far as many people are concerned, carpets are out: they’re difficult to clean and filled with allergens. Hardwood floors have long been a desirable option, though many people today are drawn to eco-friendly alternatives. Bamboo and cork flooring, which are attractive and easy to clean, have become incredibly popular in recent years.