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Agent Insight: How to Improve a Viewless Listing

Uncategorized, Agent Insight // Dec 11, 2012

This week’s question: How do you improve a space with viewless windows?

The CORE Agent verdict: When windows don’t provide views, create a visually pleasing scene inside.

Agents are often tasked with finding a beautiful apartment with views, but not every home comes with stunning vistas. A lack of views can be a major obstacle when selling an apartment but there are ways to draw the attention away from what’s missing and focus on the positives of the space.

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An eye-catching ceiling light elongates the space and draws attention inward.

Patrick Mills suggests “making the interior living space the center of attention.” With out natural light an apartment can feel dark and uninviting but if you can think creatively there are ways to brighten a space. Patrick stresses the importance of a cultivating a fun and welcoming atmosphere, “whether it’s using interesting lighting choices or adding candles, there are always way to make viewless properties seem brighter and more energetic.”

Beyond supplementing light, a few strategically placed pieces can make all the difference. John Harrison recommends “using the right combination of focused art and mirrors to transform a space from a dull, dark room into a vibrant and curated atmosphere.” Providing objects to draw visual focus will take attention away from any viewless windows.

Don’t be discouraged by an apartment that doesn’t offer park views, bring the focus back into the space and create a warm and appealing environment. Carefully placed lighting choices and wall accents can transform the flow and appeal of a room.