Oftentimes, walking into a show home is like walking into an alternate universe where everything is perfect, and nothing is out of place. The show home is how a home should – and would – look if someone knew what to do with the space, and if you’re planning to create and develop a show home, it’s easy to feel a bit of pressure. After all, show homes aren’t just supposed to be perfect – they’re supposed to present property in such a way that buyers can see themselves living there and enjoying all that the property has to offer – including a perfect, idyllic life. But why else are show homes critical, and what is their actual relevance? Here’s what you should know – and how you can get that same look.
Why a fantastic show home is essential
New-build firms like Persimmon Homes and Barratt Homes regularly come up with show homes and spend a tonne of money for them simply because show homes are essential. They serve a singular purpose: to showcase a property’s potential and help buyers picture themselves enjoying the property with their loved ones.
A show home is a staged home, and they are not just about showing a clean house with newly-painted walls. Instead, they are designed and dressed to set a mood – and more importantly, they’re designed to make buyers want them. Have you ever wondered why show homes often look brighter, bigger, cleaner, and warmer? It’s because they choose every single detail carefully, and every detail counts. If you would like to achieve the same look for your show home, below are some key things you should know.
- Prioritise space
The first aspect about show homes that makes them attractive is the space. They always appear spacious because they are free from clutter, and besides this, every furniture piece is chosen to adhere to and fit the space. The important thing is to make sure your buyers can see the flooring – so prioritise floor space. Also, ensure that people can walk through every room easily, as advised by Blocc.co.uk interior design experts.
- Jazz up the kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most essential rooms in any show home, next to the master bedroom and bathroom. Showhome kitchens will always look uncluttered and somehow “healthy,” implying that the people who “live” there are healthy and vibrant as well. To jazz up the kitchen, place a bowl of limes or lemons on the table – not only will they make the kitchen pop, but they will also last far longer compared to flowers. If the show home has an excellent cooker, you can highlight this appliance with a cookbook by its side, opened to a delicious recipe.
- Make a statement with lights and mirrors
You should also make a statement with lights and mirrors. Alongside having simple and subtle yet elegant décor, you can make sure the show home has brilliant lighting, as it can set the whole mood and establish an atmosphere. A statement chandelier can be an excellent addition to a dining area, for example. Mirrors are also your best friend, especially along dark hallways or alcoves. Since mirrors can reflect light, they can make the space look bigger and draw the viewer’s eye away from a weak spot or area, like an awkward ceiling or loft.
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