Home Staging 101

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Staging your home is a fantastic way to set your listing apart from the rest. So what is it? Home staging is preparing your property for sale in the real estate market to appeal to potential buyers. You can do this with the help of a professional or on your own! See a few tips below to get your home ready to sell.

Clean and Declutter

This is the most important part of home staging. You want your home to look, smell and feel like new. Remove baskets of toys, shoes by the front door, stacks of books in the living room and other miscellaneous clutter. Don’t forget to scour your bathrooms and kitchen to get them as clean as possible. Closets and storage spaces should be in order, as well.

Consider removing some of the furniture

Home staging professionals will often remove some pieces of furniture from your home to give the appearance that rooms are bigger with more available space. Plus, it makes the home look less cluttered, which is always appealing to a buyer. If you can’t remove the furniture, consider rearranging it to make the most of the space in each room.

Lighting is everything

One of the reasons staged homes look pleasant is because of the lighting choices. When your house is being shown, be sure to turn all the overhead lights and lamps on to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Aim to have more than one light source in each room by adding lamps or accent lighting.

Replace your kitchen hardware

Can’t afford to renovate your entire kitchen? That’s alright, just invest in new cabinet hardware to give your kitchen a polished look. You can even apply a fresh coat of paint to the front of the cabinets to give your kitchen even more appeal.

Paint the back of shelves

In a small space, painting the back of shelves to match a color in the room will create an illusion of depth, which will make the room feel larger. This is an easy weekend project that will add some pizzazz to any room in your home.

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