Is 2016 the year you plan to sell your home? SENGA interior design has recently collaborated with Gina Haggarty Group, one of Burlingame’s top-tier realtors, to identify some interior design tips homeowners should consider prior to selling their home.  

Here are our tips to make your interior design and home more marketable!

Interior Design Tips to Sell your Kitchen

Kitchens are one of the first spaces prospective homebuyers will want to see. Because it adds life and vitality to a home your kitchen space should be unique and functional, before you sell. 

Kitchen Remodel 

If a full kitchen remodel is what your home needs, remember that functionality is important. Focus on an open floor plan like one found in most transitional kitchens.


Plan for energy efficient appliances and new countertops. Calacatta marble, is a great option for trendy countertops in 2016.

With new sealers on the market, you can incorporate the beauty of marble without the upkeep. 

Cosmetic Fixes

If you want to stay away from a pricey remodel, try a few of these simple interior design tips to reinvigorate your kitchen. 

  • A fresh coat of paint will go a long way in the kitchen. Choose neutral shades like a cream or light grey. Select subtle hues that will make your space feel bigger and appeal to most of your prospective buyers.  

  • Add wallpaper or accent paint to the back of glass front cabinets for an instant pop of color.   

  • Replace cabinet hardware for instant modern appeal. 

  • Let in light, remove old window coverings, and update your light fixtures.  

If you want to splurge on cosmetic changes, pick out new countertops. Choose prefabricated material to remain budget friendly.  

Interior Design Tips for Staging

Properly staging your home before you put it on the market will truly showcase what your home has to offer. 

Buyers want to envision their own belongings in your space. Be sure to remove all clutter and personal items such as photos and overly stylized pieces. A good deep clean will surely get you top dollar for any renovations you did make on your home. 

Here are some interior design tips to keep the space open and airy with your updated trends: 

  • Implement a neutral color palette, starting with paint.  

  • Pull in natural wood and metal elements to ground the space with a deep color.  

  • Add a cohesive touch of color throughout the room with fun artwork, throw pillows and accent pieces or a rug. 

 Remember, you want your space to feel unique, but not so stylized that buyers are not able to connect the design with the vision they have for their future home.  

Stay Tuned

Want more interior design tips before you sell your home? Come back next week when we will showcase some great colors to use in your bathroom, living room, and kitchen.  

SENGA interior design has lots of fun projects and design advice to share with you all year long.  

Are you having trouble staging your home for a sale? 

Let us know what space you are struggling with!