With the help of these home-staging suggestions, you can emphasize your home’s positive characteristics, minimize its negative ones, and appeal to the largest number of potential buyers.
Start With Curb Appeal
Make your property stand out from the moment potential buyers pull up to the curb because first impressions count. Some improvements may be completed over the course of a weekend and will cost more in labor than money. Below are a few ideas: To clean the dirt off of your siding, roof, fascia, and gutters, hire a pressure washer.
Make sure the bright color blends nicely with the colors used throughout the rest of the house when painting the front door and/or shutters. Change the welcome mat, mailbox, lighting, and old home numbers.
Fresh mulch should be used after cleaning the border around flowerbeds. Plant seasonal flowers, tiny bushes, and other greenery in the vacant beds. Even in the thick of winter, buy a couple of urns or big pots and fill them with cold-tolerant annuals and tiny evergreen plants. If you have window boxes, put fresh plants inside of them as well. Add a few chairs to your porch or stoop if there is room for them to increase the size of your outdoor living area.
Renovate The Kitchen.
Any changes you make to the kitchen might have a big impact because kitchens are where homes are sold. Additionally, they don’t always have to be expensive; some enhancements only need a little hard work. Begin by showcasing your storage. Use up every last bit of the dry items at the back of the pantry before packing away the seldom used small appliances and holiday dinnerware for your new home. Clear the counters of any debris. Consider painting your cabinets to give them a new look; choose traditional white or a dark neutral color like gray or slate blue.
Change the obsolete hardware for a simple do-it-yourself project. Replace a faucet with flair and enhanced functionality if it has rusted or is covered with hard water stains. Ask the manufacturer whether they provide replacement panels for your model rather than buying a new dishwasher. If not, you may make your dishwasher and other appliances appear like stainless steel by covering them with peel-and-stick contact paper. Try painting the existing tile or using peel-and-stick imitation tile, tin tile, beadboard paneling, or other inexpensive backsplash renovations.
Eliminating clutter is the most important bit you can do to make your house ready for sale. A cluttered appearance is greatly influenced by having too much furniture. In order to make the property appear larger, when professional stagers arrive at a house being prepared for sale, they sometimes remove up to half of the owner’s possessions.
You want potential buyers to be able to move freely across each room, free from obstructions from furniture. Make sure they have access to all of the windows and the nicest elements of your house, such as the fireplace and built-in bookcases. Reduce the amount of things on the coffee table, and don’t pile the couch with so many cushions that no one can sit down.
Consider Where You Put The Furniture
Contrary to popular opinion, pushing all of the furniture up against the walls won’t make a space appear bigger. Instead, decorate your room by removing any furniture that is close to walls. Rearrange couches and chairs to create inviting conversational clusters, and arrange furniture to make it clear where people are moving within a space. This will not only improve the use of the area but also open up the space and give the impression that it is bigger.
Include A Functional Office Space
These days, more folks work from home, and homeschooling is growing more popular, so your prospective buyers might need a workspace. Create a nook in a spare bedroom, a corner of the living room, or even a closet if you don’t have a whole space to dedicate to a home office.
It’s hard for potential buyers to see themselves living in your house if all they can see are your personal belongings. Take down family portraits, your children’s creations, diploma frames, and individual collections. Replace them with generic artwork before packing up these items to move to your new house.
Show Off Your Storage
Storage is consistently a top consideration for consumers. Clear your drawers and closets to display yours. Stash stuff in coordinating baskets and fabric bins to keep closets organized. Use under-shelf baskets and shoe racks to show off your storage’s flexibility. To welcome potential buyers with clean, fragrant sheets and towels when they look into the linen closet, organize it and add a few satchels of potpourri.