January 2015 Staging Tip of the Month

If you have a small bedroom, you might think that the best way to stage it would be with a twin bed and minimal furniture.  However, many buyers want bedrooms that will fit full or queen beds so a bedroom staged with just a twin bed might deter them. 
Here, this small bedroom had a queen bed literally shoved up against two walls with only inches left at the foot of the bed.
By replacing the bulky headboard and dresser with narrow versions, we were able to turn the bed to be centered under the window and add 2 small nightstands with lamps.  We also created visual height in the room by adding full height drapery panels against a contrasting wall color.
A beautiful new bedding set and rug certainly help, too!

August Staging Tip of the Month

We try to keep most of our staging tips pretty inexpensive, but sometimes selling a house for the price you want requires some bigger renovations.  This house sat on the market a long time because the kitchen was really in shambles.  The cabinets were minimal, non-matching and the doors didn’t even shut right.  There wasn’t a dishwasher or microwave and all of the finishes were dated.
        
We helped the homeowner turn this kitchen into a modern space with all new functional cabinetry, contemporary granite countertops with a glass tile backsplash, new flooring and all new stainless appliances.
   
Huge thank you to Brian’s Cabinets for all your beautiful work!

July Staging Tip of the Month

The front of your home is the perfect place to establish a positive attitude with the buyer.  If they see an unmanicured lawn, weed-filled flowerbeds, cracked cement steps, dated light fixtures or old worn house numbers, they may feel like the interior of the house is going to be a let down.
       
However, if they see a home that has been lovingly cared for with everything maintained, beautiful flowers and new fixtures or house numbers, they will have an attitude of anticipation and excitement to see the interior.
  
  These house numbers are less than $5 each and make a huge impact on the first impression!