Lyndsay & Leslie From HGTV's Unsellable Houses Share A Crucial Tip For Sellers

The size, layout, and overall usability of a home are key elements that buyers consider when evaluating a potential home. They typically have specific requirements based on their family size and lifestyle and look for homes that can meet those needs. For sellers looking to make their homes more attractive, Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb from HGTV's "Unsellable Houses" recommend creating multiple spaces in one.

In one episode of the HGTV show, the expert duo is tasked with transforming a home that has stayed on the market for two months despite being in a beautiful, scenic location. They take the open floor plan and set up a living room, dining area, and kitchen in it, fully furnishing and accessorizing all the zones to show how much the room can take. "From a design and aesthetic standpoint, creating multiple spaces can help remind the buyers of how big this space is," explained Lamb.

How to create multiple spaces in a home

When designing or setting up a home to be appealing to buyers, it's important to make it easy for them to picture themselves there. Potential buyers, especially those with families, appreciate homes where they can easily fit in and don't want to feel like they have to make a lot of changes in addition to making the purchase. A big part of this is creating different zones that maximize the space without feeling chaotic so they can be excited about the options available to them.

One of the ways Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis did this was by carving out a dining room area. "We took the chandelier, we swooped it, and created a real dining space," said Davis in the episode. By casting the chandelier over the table, they made the area feel more proper and really solidified it as its own zone. Another way they created zones was with rugs. Large rugs under the mini living room in the corner and under the dining table set-up make the distinction between the spaces even though they're not that far apart.