Potential buyers come to view your home. They explore each room with interest. Then they open the closet door in the master bedroom. Will they be impressed with the space and imagine their clothes adorning the racks and shelves?
That likely depends on how you use and manage that storage space.
Of course, their first reaction will be based on size. Short of doing a major renovation, there’s not much you can do about that.
However, there is plenty you can do to make the space seem bright and roomy. Your first step is to remove as much of the clutter as possible. If the closet doubles as storage for boxes and other items, for example, move those items elsewhere. (It might make sense for you to temporarily rent space at a local self-storage.)
Next, make sure the space isn’t over-filled. You don’t have to remove all your clothes, but consider removing enough to fully accentuate the roominess of the space and make it look neat and organized.
Pay attention to the smell. There is not always good air circulation in storage areas and clothes retain odors. Air your storage areas and remove items that may not smell fresh. Use a fabric freshener such as Febreze, if necessary.
Finally, don’t forget about lighting. It also plays a key role. A dimly lit closet will make the space look unappealing. Use enough wattage to create a pleasant glow throughout the area.
Don’t forget to do the same things for all your other storage spaces too.
If you would like advice on how to edit your storage areas or stage your home in general, contact me. I provide this service for free.