If you’re like many people, you know that perspective buyers are evaluating every inch of your home when it’s on the market. But what if you have a small closet? Is there a way to make it appear larger so buyers aren’t put off by it? Absolutely! This guide explains.
5 Tips for Making a Small Closet Look Bigger (So You Can Sell Your Home)
Check out these five simple tips for making your small closet look bigger so its size doesn’t distract buyers:
- Use matching hangers.
- Remove at least a third of your clothing.
- Keep everything off the floor.
- Invest in vertical storage.
- Use the top shelf wisely.
Here’s a closer look at each.
Tip #1 for Making a Small Closet Look Bigger: Use Matching Hangers
Though it may sound silly, using matching hangers is one of the best ways to make a small closet appear larger. That’s because the uniform color of the hangers doesn’t interrupt prospective buyers’ line of sight – and because it allows the hangers to blend together.
Pro Tip: You can also achieve a similar, but smaller, effect by grouping your clothes together according to color. You don’t need to create a perfect spectrum, but if you keep dark clothes together and light clothes opposite them, your cozy closet will appear larger to prospective buyers.
Tip #2 for Making a Small Closet Look Bigger: Remove at Least a Third of Your Clothing
Any time you’re selling a home, small closet or not, you need to remove at least one-third of your clothing. If it’s possible, remove half. You don’t have to get rid of these clothing items, but you do need to store them until your home sells. You don’t want prospective buyers to worry about whether they’ll be able to fit all of their own clothing in the closet.
Tip #3 for Making a Small Closet Look Bigger: Keep Everything Off the Floor
You should never, ever keep anything on the closet floor when your home is for sale. Prospective buyers will gauge the space by stepping inside, and if they have very little room to move their feet, they’ll immediately notice how cozy the closet really is. Even if your clothing hangs over the floor, it’s important to keep that space clear – no shoes, no boxes and no bags.
Tip #4 for Making a Small Closet Look Bigger: Invest in Vertical Storage
You may be able to make your small closet appear larger by investing in vertical storage. You can easily find hanging storage meant for closets; you can you use it for shoes and folded clothing. (Using it for shoes solves the problem of having things on the floor, too.) There’s a caveat to this, though: If using a vertical, hanging storage piece will crowd your clothing, skip it. You don’t want to do anything that makes buyers feel like the hanging rod doesn’t have enough space for everything without cramming in clothes.
Tip #5 for Making a Small Closet Look Bigger: Use the Top Shelf Wisely
You don’t have to leave the top shelf in your closet empty, but you do have to use it wisely if you don’t want your closet to appear smaller. Don’t pack it full of boxes or other items; instead, if you choose to use it, space things out appropriately. Avoid placing regular boxes on the shelf, too – that means no shoeboxes or other cardboards. You should only use uniformly designed storage containers up there. Just like using the same style hangers and grouping your clothes, this tip creates “sameness” that won’t make a huge, negative impact on the way buyers perceive your closet’s size.
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