Buyers who are viewing show homes are often led to furnished models which have been tastefully decorated. Although the furnishings in these show homes are usually very aesthetically appealing they also usually serve another purpose as well. This other purpose is to make the room appear larger than it is. There are decorator and furnishing techniques which can make a room in an apartment appear considerably larger than it really is. The size of the bed, the amount of furniture and the layout of the furniture are all items which should be carefully considered when viewing show homes. This article will cover these three items and will provide useful information for buyers evaluate a new build property.
The Size of the Bed
Determining the size of the bed in a show home is important for the purposes of evaluating the property. If you are unsure of the size of the bed used in the show home, ask the sales agent. This is important because if the bed used in the show home is a full size bed and your own bed is a king size bed, it will be difficult to make assumptions about the size of the bedroom. The differences in a full size bed and a queen size bed may not be as noticeable but buyers should be aware a queen bed will result in less free space in the room. If the bed used in the show home is not the same size as your own bed, take measurements to determine how well your own bed will fit in the room.
Is There Enough Furniture?
When viewing a furnished show home it is important to note whether or not there is enough furniture in the room. For example there may be a kitchen table and only two chairs instead of four. This may make the room appear larger to those who are viewing the show home but they are likely going to be disappointed when they move in.
Consider the furniture in other rooms as well. For example a bedroom which only has a bed and a nightstand will be decidedly less crowded than a bedroom which has a bed, two nightstands and a dresser. Your furniture may not be exactly the same size as the show home furniture but there should be comparable items in each room.
Does the Layout Make Sense?
Buyers should also carefully consider the layout of the furniture when visiting a furnished show hoome. A show home may feature all of the pieces of furniture the buyer expects to see in the room but may position these pieces of furniture in a way that is not logical. Consider the lounge as an example. There may be a couch, an entertainment centre, a television set, a coffee table and two end tables but if these items are positioned strangely it can be deceiving. Most buyers arrange their living room furniture in a manner which makes the area conducive to conversations as well as viewing of the television. If the television is positioned where it is not viewable from any of the seating options, the layout of the room is somewhat unnatural. It is not likely to be similar to the layout used by the buyer and therefore does not offer an accurate representation of how the space will likely be used.