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Home Staging– 7 Best Practices from Professional Home Stagers

Home Staging– 7 Best Practices from Professional Home Stagers

It’s a proven fact that staging a house is one of the best investments you can make to improve its sale value. Home staging showcases the possibilities a house offers to a potential buyer and that is why staged homes sell faster and at higher prices than non-staged ones. Regardless of your budget, these home staging best practices can help you leave an impact on the prospective buyer and get you what your house deserves.

Declutter and Clean

This one is a no-brainer, really. Decluttering is the first thing to do in home staging. Clutter distracts the buyers and makes the living spaces appear smaller than they are. Some of us have too much ‘stuff’. Decluttering each room allows potential buyers to envision themselves in the property and opens the possibilities the property has to offer. For example, free up surface space on shelves and tables. Use storage units and containers to organize things in the kitchen or the closet. updated1   No buyers would like to buy a place that looks neglected. A clean, uncluttered home feels welcoming, allowing potential buyers to visualize themselves living in that home. Even if you do not hire a home staging professional, make sure your home is clean, clutter and odor-free.

Color the Walls

Freshly painted walls in the right color can make your rooms look brighter, and give your homea warm, welcoming appearance. updated2 Even ifyou love dark or bright paint or wallcovering, experts recommend you stick to neutral, light reflecting colors to create a space-enhancing feel for the buyer.

Give the kitchen and bathroom a makeover

The kitchen and bathrooms may need more than just decluttering and cleaning. updated 3 Consider a remodel. A new kitchen or bathroom is a clear sign that the house has been updated. It often pays for more than the costs. Sometimes a complete remodel may not be needed, simply painting the kitchen cabinets may make a world of difference.

Change Room Layouts

updated 4 Before staging, consider changing room layouts, especially the living room. Stage a room to look its best, in neutral tones, in a way that makes it look spacious but nor empty. Let go of excess furniture or accessories.

Stage for comfort

People look for comfort in a house. Unlike the pre-pandemic times when most potential buyers looked for open concept living, many people are now looking for privacy and space to work from home or online learning. updated5

Use color to add personality

Along with a neutral palette, adash of color in pillows or wall art can act as a pleasant surprise for the buyer. If you are not sure, know thatmost people prefer blue. It is a good idea to add some bright colors, especially in the outdoors, for a Summer staging.

What to avoid in Home Staging

Knowing what to avoid is as important as knowing what to use in home staging. Avoid metallic accents. They may make your space look cheap. updated6 Avoid faux plants and use real ones to make the house look like a home. Avoid pictures or any items that reflect the personality of the existing owner. That may put off a potential buyer if they can’t visualize themselves in the house. So, put away family portraits and hang neutral wall art instead. To learn more about how much home staging costs in Houston, Katy, and surrounding areas in Texas, get in touch with the premium home staging and interior design consultation company, Morphe Home Staging at 281-826-6744 or write to info@morphestaging.com.

Avoid these 5 Home Staging Mistakes

Avoid these 5 Home Staging Mistakes

Thinking of staging your home for potential buyers? Many sellers are fascinated with the latest home decor styles on Pinterest and trying to recreate the popular design trends. But it could alienate your buyers. It is best to focus on the basics: get rid of the clutter, depersonalize the rooms, and the most obvious, but often forgotten, deep clean. Professional home staging services can help you creating a space that appeals to a wider audience.

 

Here is a look at other home staging mistakes you should avoid while prepping your home for a sale.

Failing to consider the potential buyer

Before you start staging, consider your potential buyer persona. Who is your target buyer? Is it likely to be a young family or a single professional? Do you feel your property will appeal to empty nesters?

 

Your house should appeal to buyers as a place that fits their lifestyle and needs. So, spend some time and think about who might be most interested in your house type, size and location. That said, avoid going overboard with décor that is too specific. You are looking for your house to appeal to a wider audience.

Pinterest staging

As fascinating as Pinterest may seem, staging rooms on different themes can make your house seem incohesive. The entire house should have a common appeal while maintaining the purpose and function of each room.

Not using area rugs

Open floor plans are more difficult to stage. A common staging mistake is leaving different areas undifferentiated or a bare floor that offers no warmth. Have you ever seen a space where the furniture feels like it’s floating or cold? Using area rugs can help to define different areas of a room, or even the house, while adding warmth to your spaces.

Poor lighting

Your Pinterest pins use this but don’t talk about this. Buyers often look for light and airy spaces and you can achieve that with adequate lighting. Heavy drapes, bulky furniture, and elements that block light are a big ‘No’. At the same time, don’t leave your windows bare. Sheer and translucent curtains can be used to accent your windows without blocking out light, especially during Spring and Summer. Cool LED lights can also help you achieve a light and airy look.

Failing to hire a professional staging company

Hiring professional home staging services is a smart decision, if you want your house to look its best and sell quickly. Professional home stagers know how to depersonalize the space, improve its decor and create a home that will appeal to many potential buyers.

For more ideas on home and interior design in Houston, Katy, and surrounding areas in Texas, get in touch with professional interior design consultation company, Morphe Home Staging at 281-826-6744 or write to info@morphestaging.com.