Homebuyers spend a lot of time sorting through different options when searching for a new home. Homes are the biggest purchases many people make throughout their lives, and such a big financial commitment deserves a corresponding level of care when choosing one. There are multiple aspects that can make or break the homebuying process.

Floor Plan

The house’s floor plan significantly impacts the living experience people have within the home. A good floor plan should lay out the rooms in ways that make sense. Consider the flow of traffic in the house. Ideally, you shouldn’t have to pass through one room to get to another. It’s also worth weighing the benefits of an open vs closed floor plan. There are buyers with preferences in both camps, but if one style is preferred more strongly in your area, you might want to find ways to adjust your floor plan to match.

Kitchen Design

Kitchens are often thought of as the heart of the home. As such, the design of the kitchen can make or break the decision to purchase a home. Elements such as the layout of appliances, lighting, and space for food preparation and storage can make a huge difference in how attractive the kitchen appears to buyers. One of the biggest mistakes in kitchen design is too little counter space. This can make a kitchen feel cramped and difficult to work in. If your kitchen is lacking in counter space, consider adding an island or a kitchen bar to increase workable space and storage options.

Bathroom Design

Similarly to the kitchen, the bathroom is another significant factor in how attractive a home appears to a buyer. The layout of the vanity and sink, toilet, and shower or tub can make a huge difference in how comfortable the bathroom is. If, for example, the toilet is in full view of the door, you might want to consider moving it to somewhere a little more discrete. Keep in mind that rearranging the plumbing isn’t a good DIY project, so you’ll want to find a good plumber to help you sort that out.

Certain features within the home have far more of an impact than others on a buyer’s decision whether or not to make an offer. The floor plan, kitchen design, and bathroom design are major elements that can easily be dealmakers or breakers. If you want your home to sell quickly, consider what the trends are on these topics. You may not be able to include every trend, but making adjustments accordingly can make your home more attractive on the market.

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