If you want to be able to command a high price for your home, you need to make sure that the house is looking its best in front of prospective buyers. No matter how good your home may already look, it can likely benefit from staging. Here are a few tips that will help you successfully stage your home to sell.
🏡 Curb Appeal
Improve the curb appeal of your home by freshening up your lawn. Mow the lawn more frequently than usual and place new pine straw or mulch around the trees and bushes. Plant flowers to add color and to make the landscape look more vibrant and inviting. If necessary, you should also consider painting your home’s exterior. Overall, you want to make your home look as well-maintained as possible from the outside to make a good first impression with prospective buyers.
For many prospective buyers, the kitchen is what will make or break a decision to buy a home. To stage your kitchen, you should clear the counter tops of everything except a few decorative items. Remove all the dishes except for one appealing and matching set. You should also remove all the cookware, glassware, and flatware. Remove most of the items from your cupboards and drawers.
You should refresh your cabinets with a coat of stain or paint. For an additional touch, you can also replace the hardware of the cabinets.
Give all the appliances in your kitchen a good cleaning. If any of the appliances still don’t look new after a thorough cleaning, you should consider replacing them with new and modern models. Stainless steel models are recommended. For many appliances, you can use stainless steel films to achieve the stainless-steel look.
For the master bedroom, you should go for a more gender-neutral look. Get rid of any floral curtains or posters of automobiles. Remove any video games consoles and televisions from the bedrooms to create a more serene and peaceful feeling.
To make the closets in the bedrooms look larger and more spacious, you should put all your clothes in storage except the pieces you’ll be wearing for the season. If there are mismatched hangers in the closet, replace them with a set of wooden hangers to create a more upscale look. Put all your valuables like jewelry in a safe area.
If there are extra bedrooms in the home, you should consider turning them into a home office or a home theater den.
You should clean every single surface in your bathrooms. Scrub down and sanitize the floor, the shower door, and the curtains. Every single surface that steam from the shower comes into contact with should be scrubbed down. If necessary, don’t be afraid to re-caulk around the bathroom tub and re-grout the tiles.
Bathroom tile should be replaced if its outdated. If you want to save some money, you should consider painting the bathroom tiles rather than replacing them entirely.
Remove all clutter from the bathroom and put all of your personal products in storage. Add fluffy white towels, a white shower curtain, a soap dispenser, candles, a bath mat, and plants to make your bathroom look more like a luxury spa than an ordinary bathroom.
🖼 Living Rooms
The living room is one of the important rooms in a home. You should ensure that the living rooms in your home are well-lit with chic lamps. If you have a fireplace, replace the screen and clean the soot stains. For additional lighting in the winter, you should start a fire in the fireplace.
Think about purchasing staging furniture for your living rooms. If you don’t want to spend money on staging furniture, you should consider getting slip covers. Opt for lighter colors over dark colors for an inviting feel.
When it comes to living rooms, less is more. You may want to remove a few pieces of furniture from the living room to make it feel more spacious.
🔑 Tips for Keeping Things Show Ready
As you may know from experience, it can be difficult to keep things in your home show ready all the time. Therefore, you should consider making a checklist of things that must be done regularly to keep your home looking presentable. Go through this checklist every day or every week.
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