If your for-sale apartment has a balcony, then you need to treat it like any other room in your home.
Apartments, especially in urban areas, tend to be smaller than houses, and that makes space precious. A well-kept balcony can become an inviting area that gives buyers an indication of your home’s potential for relaxation, scenic views and hosting guests.
- Start with a Cleaning:
Take everything off your balcony and give it a good scrubbing. Wash the floor, make the windows sparkle, and dust the railings. If you’ve been using the balcony to store stuff you don’t know what to do with, put those items in storage.
- Add Some Plants:
Your balcony is an outdoor space, and even if it’s located in a busy city, you can make it feel like a country garden with plants and flowers. Place colorful and seasonal flowers along the balustrade, and potted plants in other areas if your balcony has the room for them.
- Center it With a Carpet:
An outdoor rug is a great way to create a focal point for your balcony. Choose a color or pattern that has an outdoor feel to it, something with flowers or colorful patterns. Natural fibers are another solid option, or you can have some fun and choose a rug that’s green to create a lawn-like feel.
- Bring in the Furniture:
Now you’re set to make your balcony a destination. Start with a stylish table to center the space. This will let buyers know they can enjoy al fresco dining on the balcony. If you have room, consider a smaller, bistro-style table in a spot that has a view, somewhere that’s perfect for morning coffee or to relax with a drink in the evening. Then add a comfy outdoor sofa, something where people can read or take a nap. It may take some money, but it will add to your home’s appeal, and you can bring the furniture with you when you move out.
A balcony is an opportunity to impress buyers—one you can’t afford to overlook.