Welcome to week three of my Home Staging:
I hope you have enjoyed tagging along with me
as I stage these homes for sale.
If you have missed any of it you can visit
Week 1 Here,
Week 2 Here.
Let's recap what we have learned thus far...
1. Decluttering is Imperative!
2. Light and Bright Sells Homes!
And Another Example:
In this weeks home
I would like to talk about how
to properly Accessorize
your home when you list it for sale.
This was a fairly new home,
5-7 years old.
It was one of the easiest
home staging jobs that I have had.
The home was in great shape
with a great updated color palette
that would be appealing to potential buyers.
One of the main concerns
was that the homeowners were relocating
and trying to take as many of their belongings
with them without making the home look abandoned.
This is a very smart move!
Empty homes are much harder to sell!
When you enter the home
you see that it is what we call a "Split Level"
or "Reverse Story and a Half".
The main floor holds the Dining Room,
Great Room, Kitchen and Master Bedroom and Bath
and in the basement
you find the other three bedrooms
and Entertainment area.
The dining room to the right of the entry
didn't have a true dining room set.
All of the elements for a great space are in place:
with nice architectural details,
nice gray/blue color on the walls
and perfect white drapes.
Let's get a proper table and chairs
in here and see what happens.
What a difference!
I happened to have this table
and chairs in storage.
I try not to keep a lot of furniture for staging.
I usually direct my clients to
a furniture rental place if it is needed.
It is just too hard to move it in and out and store it.
I relocated the print from the stairway
and found this great basket that I filled with ferns.
The key here was to use bigger accessories
to stage the home.
My rule of thumb is to never use an item
that is smaller than a football in staging.
You saw the Great Room from the entry shot.
The problem with the current arrangement
is that is cuts off the traffic flow
and closes off the room.
By rearranging the furniture
it really opens up the space.
I threw in a few pillows
from my stash
that matched the color palette
and again I kept the accessories
to a minimum and used larger pieces.
I really love when my job is this easy!
Beautiful kitchen with great features.
Not much to do here.
Just a little tweaking
here and there.
Highlighting with greenery
is a trick that I always use.
It is easy on the eyes
and makes dark corners come alive.
Back entry with great shelving space.
I loved her mason jars and stars!
We just needed to maximize
the look of the storage by
removing some of her things.
This is a case where less is more!
They had the cutest baby boy!
all the baby stuff was going with them.
I flipped the comforter cover
to the lighter side
and folded a quilt on the end of the bed.
I hung some metal prints on the wall
because I thought the space was a little bare.
I switched the tall dresser
to this side of the room
and again used a large accessory on the top.
I usually grab a few plastic bins
that I keep all of my florals and greens in whenever
I go to a staging job.
I always end up using them somewhere.
The dresser got moved here
and the black and white print
was actually in the kitchen eating area.
I didn't have to really do anything in the master bath
but I wanted to show you
how the homeowners left the master closet.
How sweet is this?
Wooden hangers, my favorite!
Nice baskets and storage bins...
Someone did a little research on home staging!
This totally makes my day!
The rest of the master bath.
And again, our theme today,
use large accessories
and keep them to a minimum.
The last room I am going to show you
is a secondary bedroom in the basement.
They had this desk in the room
and the bed was positioned longways
as you entered the room.
The problem that I have talked about before
is when you have dual purposes for one room
it is confusing for buyers.
Your home office/guest room
may work out perfectly for you,
but if you plan on selling your home
please choose one or the other.
They removed the desk
and we re-positioned the bed
for a more pleasing look.
The photographer Wayne usually arrives right
as I am finishing up my work.
These are his photos for the MLS.
Remember folks, 85-90% of new home searches begin ONLINE!!!
This is why Staging your home is so important.
If you are considering putting your home up for sale
this spring, start now!
- Lighten and Brighten
- Accessorize using fewer and larger accessories
Thanks for stopping by!
Until Next Week,