A Room-by-Room Guide to Home Staging
If you’re thinking about selling your home, you’re undoubtedly wondering how to get the most money for it. This is when the staging comes into play. Home staging is a tried and true method of attracting more buyers and achieving or exceeding your asking price.
On our previous blog, we discussed what staging means, and how important it is in adding value to your home. Let’s now focus on staging different parts of your home to make your home sell faster, and for the highest possible offer.
Staging An Entryway
It’s crucial that your doorway looks welcoming, as it’ll be one of the first things potential homebuyers notice. A potted plant or a vase of flowers can help to bring the outdoor and interior spaces together. The furnishings in the entryway should be proportionate to the size of the room. Make sure there isn’t any overcrowding. If your property lacks a designated entry, a rug might be used to define the space.
Staging the Kitchen
A newly renovated kitchen is a wonderful way to impress buyers, but even minor tweaks may make a big difference. Begin by wiping off your counters and appliances. Kitchen devices should be kept in cabinets or storage. To make an old kitchen seem fresh again, refinish the cabinets and replace the hardware.
Less is more when it comes to style. A bouquet of fresh flowers or a simple stack of cookbooks is all that is needed to make the kitchen feel warm and inviting while keeping it clean.
Staging the Dining Room
You don’t have to set your table with your best dishes if you have a dining room, but you should make it seem like one. To pull it all together, make sure your table is dust-free and use a plain table runner.
Take everything out of the dining room that doesn’t go there. Many people use their dining table for more than just eating, but you want your buyer to see themselves entertaining at this table.
Create a dining space in your home if you don’t have one. Smaller areas can be accommodated by a well-proportioned kitchen table or contemporary stools at a breakfast bar.
Staging a Living Room
You want to offer your potential buyers a living area that is open, clean, and pleasant. This may involve the removal of large furniture. However, you do not have to deconstruct your room.
Throw pillows may be used to provide pops of color and draw your buyers’ attention throughout the space. Adding couple of beautiful houseplants (but not too many) will make the space feel more nurturing and vibrant. To enhance the space, you should also have warm, stylish lighting.
Staging a Bedroom
If you are unable to stage every bedroom in your home, make the master bedroom a priority. Your color scheme should be composed of neutral hues that are soothing to the eye. Soft blues, whites, and taupes work well in bedrooms. Accessories should be kept to a minimum, but warm lighting and a throw blanket can help to bring the room together.
Staging a Bathroom
Consider changing your vanity if it is out of style or cracked. A simple mirror may add a touch of elegance to a room and doesn’t have to be expensive. If your bathroom is looking a little worn, try doing a basic shower renovation by replacing tiles or replacing the showerhead.