Home Selling: Give Your Home a Modern Look to Draw Buyers

Posted by Dan Wolf on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 8:28am.

Your Anchorage home doesn't have a modern architectural style to appeal to buyers who want the modern look. When it comes to home selling in vibrant cities such as Anchorage, modern finishes and features often wow today's buyers. Although it's a seller's market in Anchorage, one major turnoff for buyers is a home that's outdated. If you are fortunate to have a home that already has a lot of windows and natural materials such as stone for fireplaces and wood for flooring, play up the features. At the same time, you can achieve the modern look with almost any floor plan. Talk to your Anchorage Realtor about how modernizing your home will affect the listing price and home value. When home selling, tackle different zones of your home such as the kitchen/dining zone, the bathrooms, living area and bedrooms.             

•    A modern kitchen

Although you can’t change the square footage in a kitchen without a major renovation, you can bring in a mid-century modern style toaster, blender or other small appliances. Look for retro cookbooks to display in your kitchen as well as modern-looking kitchen towels. Other ideas to make your kitchen look more modern include bright accessories and stainless steel cabinet hardware.

•    A modern bathroom

For your bathroom, choose a shower curtain that’s bold and bright or one that has a charcoal or gray color. With the modern style, it’s common to see either all white or extremely bold. If you don’t have a lot of light in the bathroom use artificial plants, but bamboo plants will really give the space a refined look.

•    A modern living room

Contemporary homes often have high ceilings, but modern-style architecture doesn’t necessarily have the high ceilings throughout. If the ceilings are low in your home in Anchorage, opt for light-colored furniture. If the ceilings are high, it’s fine to use darker colors. To make the living room seem larger, consider glass coffee tables.

•    A modern bedroom

Some ways to modernize your bedroom include using lacquered wood dressers, adding metallic table lamps and keeping the room free of clutter. Shop for modern-looking bedspreads as well as matching pillows for a pop of color.

At Wolf Real Estate, we work hard to help our sellers get the most money for their listing. We bring qualified prospective buyers to your home to save you time and negotiate for you. For more information about home selling in Anchorage, Alaska, during the booming seller's market, please contact us at 907-248-9653 or visit us online at www.anchoragehomesearch.com.

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