How to Stage Your Home Properly?

Shreya S

Introduction

The first impression is the last impression, if you are thinking about selling your home or staging an open house, there need to be some preparations done beforehand. The moment you think of selling your home, it becomes a product for you and you can get the greatest possible pool of prospective buyers by highlighting the strengths of your house and downplaying its weaknesses with these tips.

Start With Cleaning 

The first and most important step is cleaning and it’s booming. For viewers to buy your house, you need to catch their attention at the first glimpse, making sure that no negative impact is imparted to buyers. If potential buyers walk into your open house and their attention goes to the dust on the dining table or scum in your restroom, they may say goodbye to your luck. Cleaning your home from top to bottom may sound low but should be the first thing on the list to be done before staging your home for sale. The lawn or the entry area should be properly maintained and mowed. Clean out the gutters and drainage must be properly looked at. Pressures wash your home siding. Remove debris and weeds from the paths and the entrance. If your home exterior isn’t well-kept, buyers will think you have stretched out throughout the rest of the house as well.

Depersonalize and Maintenance

The second step is fixing the broken items and the maintenance of the entire house. Broken Windows, leaking taps, improper switches, or poor lights can result in a negative impact on the viewers. Make your home look bigger and more desirable by editing down to just the basics and removing the inessentials. Personal items like family photographs and seasonal items need to be put away before your open house. Old or stained curtains and carpets should be cleaned or replaced. A fresh coat of paint on the interiors will surely do wonders. This cost-effective way can groom your open house and will seek buyers; attention. Choose sophisticated neutral bright colours.

Add Office Space 

Due to the pandemic, many people are working from home and homeschooling is common, so a workspace is essential for many buyers. If you cannot afford to dedicate an entire room to the workplace, carving out a nook in a spare bedroom or a corner of the living room would be a great idea.

Show Off Your Storage Space

Storage will always top the buyer’s priority list. Buyers will always look at the closets and storage space, so make sure to organize it beforehand or it will give the impression that your home doesn’t have enough storage space. Moreover, implementing shoe racks and baskets can demonstrate the versatility of your storage.

Shining Bathrooms

Bathrooms require special attention as those tend to get untidy the fastest and nothing more than a scuzzy bathroom can turn down a potential buyer. You might also consider investing in new shower curtains, rugs, and bath mats, removing hard water stains from faucets, and decluttering the cosmetics and products in the vanity. From shining floors, beaming windows, and clean counters every surface should glimmer and radiate positivity.

Fill Your Home With Pleasant Aromas

Smell has an immediate effect on the way we think and feel. We often ignore the subtle odours in our home that can be from our pets, lingering odours, or from the mustiness that seeps in from the basement. Put your buyers in the right mood by filling your home with a pleasant aroma. Placing pots or vases of fresh-cut flowers not only adds to the beauty of the house but also makes your home smell good and adds a display of colours. Moreover, placing a diffuser in the entryway can leave a positive impression on the buyer. Place scented candles in the kitchen, a vase full of fragmented flowers in the living rooms, and plug-in air fresheners in the bathrooms would be a great option. 

Maintain Proper Lighting and Ventilation

The lighting and the connections of the house are appropriate. Make sure there is an adequate number of electrical outlets and their location. The ventilation for perfect circulation of air, the directions, and comfort, these all small things that must be properly analyzed. The sources of natural and artificial light, views from the windows, and privacy, all these things are major concerns.

Make the Room’s Luxe

The living room should include arts and flowers to add on a glory touch. The bedroom, sheets, pillows, covers, and others must be cleansed and should be tried to match the same theme colours. Then go for the lighting and the temperatures of the rooms. Buyers search for a bright, open house, not a dark and dull shade. The entire adaptation, from the colour of the walls to the furniture arrangements, everything should reflect positivity. Turn on all the lights and open all the curtains at the time of staging. Adjust the temperature- not too cold or too hot.

Pare Down Furniture

The most important factor you need to keep in mind while preparing your home for sale is getting rid of clutter. Furniture is one of the major contributors to giving a cluttered look. The furniture and hardwired must be properly arranged according to the space available as too many big items crimple the space, so it is better not to put any heavy items as it would allow the buyers to move around each room without being blocked by the furniture. The comfort of the buyers must be a major concern.

These all little but big things may seem slightly domineering, but you have to seriously consider the above parameters when staging a house.

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