How To Stage Your HousePosted Monday, March 28, 2022
When you want to sell your house for the best possible price, it is important to remember the value of first impressions. Staging is a crucial step in the home selling process because it is when potential buyers decide whether your home is the right fit for them. Check out these tips for staging a house successfully.
Create a Neutral Space
Staging a house is about creating a space that homebuyers can envision their life in. When you stage your home, you want it to be designed in a way that compliments the space but also leaves room for imagination.
Staging your home helps prospective homebuyers visualize where their furniture and other belongings will go. When they see rooms with no furniture or rooms filled with clutter, it will be difficult for them to see the full potential of the space. Make sure your furniture is placed in a way that compliments the room while also being open and inviting.
Staging for Curb Appeal
The outside of your home is the first thing buyers see. To ensure your house makes a great first impression, you can:
- Add a set of attractive planters & plants
- Remove any dead plants or weeds
- Replace your doormat
- Paint your front door
- Spring for a new mailbox and house numbers
Staging Your Kitchen
You don’t need state-of-the-art appliances to revive the look of your kitchen. Small improvements like a fresh coat of paint on your cabinets or simply updating the hardware can completely change the space. Clear off your countertops by moving all appliances and dishes to cabinets. Place a vase of fresh flowers or a bowl of bright, yellow lemons on the counter to add a pop of color.
Staging a Living Room
Buyers want a living room that feels spacious and comfortable. Replace oversized sofas and recliners with smaller pieces if needed. Reduce the number of throw pillows and blankets – just a few nice pillows will soften the room. Adding some healthy plants creates a nurturing presence. Take advantage of natural light or use lamps that emit a warm light.
Staging a Bedroom
If you’re unable to stage all the bedrooms in your house, be sure to at least stage the master bedroom. Layer the bed in luxurious-looking bedding and throw pillows. Choose calming neutral colors like white, beige, or pale blue. Minimize accessories in the room, but add warm lighting and a soft throw blanket to make the room feel soothing and welcoming.
Staging a Bathroom
Like a spa bathroom, you want to stage yours to look clean, calm, and inviting. Think fluffy white towels and a crisp white shower curtain. If your medicine cabinet looks dated, consider replacing it with a simple mirror. This can add elegance without spending a fortune.
When you decide to sell your home, choose a real estate agent who will help you present it in the best possible light - for the best possible price.
For a top-rated listing agent who’ll be there every step of the way, contact The Sharon Falco Group today at (630) 307-2760.