When it comes time to sell your home, there are some rooms that need to appeal to home buyers more than others. These are considered the “key areas” and they require more attention during home staging. The goal is to create emotions in the home that buyers will connect with.
According to the National Association of Realtors 2019 Profile of Home Staging, the most common rooms that were staged included the living room (93 percent), kitchen (84 percent), master bedroom (78 percent), and the dining room (72 percent).
Staging a Living (or Family) Room
Buyers want to be able to picture themselves living in rooms where family and friends come to congregate. So, it’s important to showcase the living room and family room spaces as not only places to entertain, but places to relax. Focus on decluttering items that are collecting in the corners or on bookshelves. Remove smaller furnishings and accessories that are taking up space. Use strategic pieces to highlight the positive features in these rooms. Purchase new throw pillows and rugs to provide a texture and accent color in these spaces.
Your Retreat to Master Bedroom
The next room that is very important to stage is the master suite. This is where a buyer will spend most nights in this space relaxing, sleeping, playing and spending personal quality time with family members. Our team stages master bedrooms to feel like an upscale hotel room. We always recommend to use soothing, neutral hues in this space and remove all clutter from the floor. In this master bedroom we recently staged below, we made the bed the focal point by using a fresh natural green in the bedding and throw pillows. We also added wall art, table lamps and brought in just enough seating to set the scene in this room.
Feature the Heart of the Home
While the kitchen’s main focus is food, buyers want plenty of room for cooking, cleaning and storage. The counter tops should remain clear of clutter, the same is true for glass cabinets. Before showings place a bowl of fruit or vase full of fresh flowers on the counter to soften and add life to the space. Our team loves to create real-life moments inside a space that create a certain lifestyle buyers aspire to.
Breakfast Nook to Dining Space
If your property has a breakfast nook, make sure to mimic the design that you showcase in the kitchen to create one cohesive look. The dining room should be a bit more formal to present meals while entertaining guests and family members. We want our dining rooms to feel comfortable, yet sophisticated. Since this room may not be used for dining on a daily basis it can easily become a makeshift office or toy room that collects clutter so don’t forget to declutter this space before a showing. While you can certainly set the dining room table for dinner, the main accessory you need is a show-stopping centerpiece.
Looking for Spa Quality
A bathroom is a personal space that is used by everyone for basic hygiene, bathing, and beautifying, so of course, these spaces need to be clean, updated and feel like a spa. Paint this room a neutral color. Put away any toilets for toddlers or seniors, toilet equipment and magazine racks. Then add new luxurious neutral towels, a white shower curtain (if needed), an orchid and matching bath accessories to complete the look.
Even if you can’t stage every square inch of the property, start by tackling these main areas of the home with our help. Contact us today, to learn more about how our services can get your property look its best for potential buyers.