Easy DIY Steps to Staging Your Home
When it comes to staging a home, not everyone wants to bring in a third party. Indeed, it is more cost effective if you simply choose to do so yourself, although by going with this option, you are, of course, losing the shrewd eye and expertise of a practiced stager. Regardless, if this is the path that you choose to take that is fine, and we want to provide you with some extra tips on home staging that can take some of the initial confusion and frustration out of the equation.
To begin with, Brightness Matters. While many of us like to live with the blinds drawn, it is essential that a shown home goes in the opposite direction. Pull back those curtains, open those blinds, and let the beautiful golden sun pour into your rooms. This will also serve to highlight certain areas that might need some extra attention before the first showing. Dull lampshades, dirty furniture, and stained carpet all need your attention in order to best accentuate the natural light.
If you are only familiar with using overhead lighting, consider buying some table lamps. The light created by these fixtures is less cold and far more intimate, adding to the overall welcoming atmosphere of your space.
Secondly, Stage Where You Can. It is not true that each and every room of the house needs this sort of attention. While it certainly doesn’t hurt if you have the time, energy, and space to go through and stage the bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, garage, etc…it is the reality that most of us simply don’t have the extra hours in the day for this sort of preparation. If this describes your situation, then don’t fear! Simply choose one or two of the most prominent rooms and stage them as best as you can. For the rest, clean and tidy up, but it isn’t necessary for each space to look like a Zen garden.
In short, as long as you have at least a couple rooms thoughtfully staged, you are giving potential buyers the understanding that all the rooms can easily be made to follow suit.
Finally, Consider the Furniture. If your couch is damaged and dirty, consider renting another. If you have a living room full of La-Z-Boys, maybe pull one or two to the garage. Better yet, put some objects up for sale and make some extra cash while also eliminating some of the clutter! By carefully choosing which pieces of furniture to retain and which to remove, you are putting in the valuable effort to achieve a successful staging of a house.
- Home Improvements
- Major Turn-Offs for Home Buyers
- Discover Your Home's Value
- Increasing Your Home's Value
- Simple Steps to Improving the Yard
- Cleaning Up Your Home’s Exterior
- Preparing Your Home For Sale
- The Interior of Your Home
- Preparing an Empty Home
- Staging a Home for Showing
- Steps to Staging Your Home
- Inspections and Pest Control
- Ridding Your Home of Pests
- Home Appraisals
- Property Assessments
- Enhancing Your Home’s Natural Lighting
- Upgrade Your Home’s Lighting Before Selling
- Eliminating Home Odors Before Selling
- Dealing with Odors in Your Home
- Removing Pesky Home Odors
- Addressing Pet Damage Before Selling Your Home
- Potential Pet Problems During Home-Selling
- Repainting: Why and When it Matters
- The Importance of Repainting
- Should I Stay or Should I Go? Selling a Home in the Winter
- Winter Tricks for Home-Selling
- An Introduction to Selling Your Home in the Spring
- Preparing Garages and Sheds
- Self-Care for Home Sellers
- Simple Home Repairs
- Fixing Up Your Garage Before Selling
- Improving & Updating Your Garage
- The Truth About Roofs
- The Process of Roof Replacements
- Mold Testing & Remediation
- The Search for Mold
- Dangers of Selling a Home With Mold
- Dealing With Water in Your Basement
- Fixing a Flooded Basement
- Home Selling With Children
- The Emotional Challenges of Moving with Children
- Preparing Your Children for Moving Day
- The Difficulties of Home Selling Involving Children
- Fun with Flooring
- Economical Carpet Cleaning Choices
- Carpet Cleaning When Selling Your Home
- DIY Hardwood Floor Installations
- Making an Impression Using Windows
- Easy Window Prep for Home Selling
- Fixing Up Your Home’s Windows
- Tips for Handling Storage While Staging
- Clearing Snow Before Showing a Home
- Ice Management
- Thinking About Plants When Selling Your Home
- Caring for Complicated Cabinets
- Preparing Your Home’s Exterior for Spring
- Porch and Patio Renovations
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- Successfully completed over 1400 transactions in his career.
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