This post is a continuation of the post titled “Staging a Grand Home to Welcome Buyers.” If you have not yet read it, click here.
Upstairs Hall Greets You
At the top of the stairs, a console and mirror pull you into the hall. “The hall was very large, so had to be treated as its own room,” said Trish Kim, founder of Staged Interior and lead stager for this project.
One of many rooms off the hall was the master bedroom. “The upstairs bedrooms were very hard to do because the roofline got very low quickly,” said Trish. We could only put the beds a certain way.” When you look in a bedroom door, the bed needs to welcome you by being right in view. Finding the right way to place the beds “was the hardest.”
“We had to measure all the art. Everything had to be hung very low. The wall art was not 3 feet from the floor. Where we would usually put a dresser, there was a balcony. The other end had to have the dresser. It was not as easy to see until you went into the room. But we got it all to work out.”
Placing Beds to Welcome You
There were three other bedrooms besides the master on that floor. Again, placing the beds to welcome the visitor was a challenge. The lamps in the bedrooms also had to be just the right height to fit under the sloping ceiling.
The third bedroom had twin beds tucked against the ceiling so they would pull you in from the door. The dresser needed to be on the end wall where there was room for it.
The fourth bedroom was set up as a study room. Many buyers are now excited to see rooms where their children can study at home without being in their own bedrooms.
Downstairs Needed Appeal Too
The lower level had a fifth bedroom, a bath, a second family room, a home theatre, and another large room with a fireplace. “We added a game room.” Making it a place for fun made it more appealing.
The home theatre had two screens. One was brought in to change the orientation of the seating. “If we had used the existing screen, all of the seating would have been turned away from the door. To make the space more inclusive, we brought in 3 sofas and placed them in front of our screen. It made the room more welcoming to buyers looking in.”
Trish’s final comments? “Staging speaks for itself. The house sold right away.”
And final comments from the Realtor, Jon DeHart of Homes from DeHart, Keller-Williams: “Staged Interior has provided us with ample support when helping our clients prepare their homes for sale. We are so grateful for their partnership and look forward to doing more and more business together!”