When you finally decide to sell your home, staging it successfully will increase its appeal and attract as many potential buyers as possible. It’s much more than just putting up elegant curtains, a fancy rug and a few house plants. It involves extensive cleaning, clearing out the clutter, doing necessary cosmetic repairs and arranging furniture and accessories to enhance your home’s best features.
Ideally, most designers and stagers advise an open flow throughout the house, in a neutral but warm and inviting style. Home staging can be quite an investment but it’s a necessary one as it will aid the sale of your home and help you achieve the desired price. So, if you’re in a tight budget situation, you can opt for a partial staging and only do a few key rooms.
The idea of partial staging and its benefits
Partial staging only focuses on a few rooms and incorporates your own pieces with their own showpieces. By using them together, they can create a look that’s cohesive and well-defined and in accordance with the rest of your home décor.
The advantage of working with a professional means your stress and frustration regarding proper staging will disappear. They are the ones who make the crucial decisions, pick the right items and display your art and accessories. They are experts who know how to smooth out the whole chaotic process of staging.
Partial staging has many benefits, including speed and low cost. All your expenses will translate into a higher selling price, so deciding on effective partial home staging will be worth it in the end. You’ll have your home styled by an expert home stager, get valuable advice on how to optimise your home’s selling value and setting up and removing of all the additional furnishings and accessories over a six week hire period.
Staged homes do attract a higher class of clientele who do not hesitate to pay a bit more, so do whatever you can to help the process. Invest your time and effort into clearing out the clutter before the staging begins, donate or sell things you no longer need and box up seasonal clothes and extra books. Leave only the furniture pieces that can be well-incorporated into the final staging to create the best possible look.
Most partial stagers would opt to do the first two room visitors see upon entering. This helps create a natural flow throughout the home, and leaves a positive first impression. This is called functional staging as many potential buyers put emphasis on dining and living areas, so it’s very important that these spaces have a clearly defined function.
The next step is to pick only one of the bedrooms for staging and it should be the one which is unusual and unique and most difficult to visualise if left empty. In this way, when buyers the empty bedrooms, they’ll be able to recall the furnished one to help them imagine the space in its finished edition.
With your focus on key areas, it’s easy to forget about details, but that’s where buyer’s attention goes. You can give the doors of other bedrooms a fresh coat of paint, and while at it, paint the corridor walls in a neutral but warm and sophisticated neutral colour so your home seems well put together. Don’t forget the windows and replace old curtains with modern and trendy new treatments.
Finally, don’t hesitate to put in a few decorations, such as mirrors, lamps or interesting artwork that goes well with the rest of your décor.
The last, but not the least, is staging the outdoor seating area. An inviting and well-staged backyard can make a strong impact on buyers looking for a place where they can relax and enjoy after a hard day at work. With the right choice of patio furniture, it can be the focal point, a luxury feature and a great addition to your home’s value.
Deciding on a partial staging of your home prior to its sale is a great way to get the job done with minimum stress and frustration, but still get the potential higher profit from a prospective buyer.