How to Stage the Perfect Home
Are you planning on selling your home? When selling anything you want to put your best foot forward, so why not do the same with your house? Staging your home is all about showcasing your home’s best features and making it appealing for home-buyers. People are going to be viewing your home when they come during an open house, a scheduled appointment, or even viewing the photos online. The goal is to get potential home-buyers to see themselves living in your home.
Renovation and Décor
Have the extra money to redo the kitchen tiles or to redo the dated fireplace? The cost of doing renovations to fix up your home may be worth the extra money you could get from the sale. By keeping up with what is trendy in terms of décor and what appliances are “in” will help appeal to potential home-buyers. If renovations are something you are thinking about, make sure you’re confident that it’ll be a worthy investment.
Small Details Matter Too
You should consider the finer details in your home. A potential home-buyer could be looking at how clean and well-kept the entire house is or if there is any damage to the home which would decrease the value of the house. Do your best to scrub out that extra grime in the bathrooms or on your stove. It could make a huge difference!
Depersonalize the Space
Do you like to hang pictures of you and your family all around your home? You might have started with the living room but continued to fill your home with even more over the years. When it comes to staging your home it’s best to start depersonalizing your home by removing all the photos of you and your family. This gives the potential home-buyer a chance to picture their “forever home.” One of the goals when selling your home is to get the home-buyer to imagine themselves living here or at least see value in purchasing your home as a worthy investment.
Don’t Forget About the Outside
First impressions can be everything. The first thing a home-buyer will look at when they pull up on the driveway or on the street is the appearance of the home from the outside (the exterior). This can mean the difference in how much they are willing to pay or even whether they want to purchase your home. Therefore, go the extra mile to repaint the garage or any windows that haven’t been touched up since you bought the house ten years ago. If you’re trying to sell your home during the fall or winter seasons, it might be worthwhile to clean up those leaves or shovel the driveway.
Turn to the Professionals
Hire professionals that are experts in staging a home with furniture and décor throughout the house. This could include bringing in nicer bed frames, a cuter coffee table, and possibly nicer paintings/décor. They could in-turn make your home feel and look bigger than it actually is. Home stagers are experts in what colours work best, how to position the furniture to maximize space, or what looks good in what lighting. It may be worth investigating into if you are looking to sell your home faster or to simply make it look more appealing.
If you have decided to fill your home with staged furniture and décor, an important question you will have is where do I store all my belongings? Storage is our go-to answer! XYZ Storage has affordable and customizable storage solutions for you whether your house is going to be staged for a month or several months. We will keep your furniture and any other of your belongings safe in one of our secure facilities: http://xyz4.rita.ca/storage-locations/. Remember, we can store up to as much as you want or as little as you want. The choice is really up to you and what works best for your situation.