Interior Design for the Optimal Sale – What is Interior Design?
Interior Design is an often overlooked element of fixing and flipping homes for profit. The concept of interior design is quite simple. We can enhance the interior of a building to create a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing space for people to be in. This, in turn, can translate into desirability and ultimately a sale. Interior Design in its simplest form could simply be adding a new layer of paint and fresh carpeting to create a more aesthetically pleasing home that is more likely to close a deal with a home buyer. But interior design, as an art and science, is not always as simple to implement in practice. It depends on how deep you want to go. But there are far more elements to interior design that can add value to a space and help your project sell quicker and for more money.
An interior designer can be involved in multiple facets of a project from conception to completion. Their roles can include conceptual development, space planning, site inspections, construction management, and design execution. The interior designer is solving problems of functionality, aesthetics, or psychology through the proper selection and placement of design elements. And the design all depends on the overall concept of the project. Is this a residential home? Is this a commercial property? Well placed design elements consider the final product and the end-user.
Of course, you can take on the role of an interior designer for your own project if you feel confident in your skills. Flipping a house is a process of design and implementation in and of itself. To plan a project is to design a project. Sometimes a little creativity goes a long way when it comes to creating a concept around a project that people can jump on board. How does it feel when I stand in this space? Does it feel like home? Do I feel at home enough to write a big check? What design elements could be incorporated to make this space feel like home? Interior design doesn’t have to cost a fortune to make a space feel more like home for a buyer.
If a house flipping project is a canvas upon which we will be painting a masterpiece, then we need a palette of paints to apply. We can work synergistically with the different elements of color, texture, light, and scale as it pertains to spatial layout, paint color, tile selection, fixture selection, cabinetry, wall textures, trim, window and doors, staging, landscaping, and more!