Staging Tips for ANY Homeowner

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Staging Your Home 101

 

Creating the Perfect Living Room

  • Remove any unnecessary furniture.
  • Pull furniture away from the wall.
  • Replace dark curtains with lighter colors.
  • Group smaller, like kind art together.
  • Remove or tuck all cords and wires.
  • Pack away family portraits.
  • Store magazines in bin for more organized look.
  • add rugs with character in empty walk-ways.
  • add a nice coffee table book or plant & remove clutter.

Creating the Perfect Dining Room

  • Remove table leaves in table to enlarge area.
  • Properly set the dinner table or add center piece.
  • Hang light colored, floor ceiling curtains.
  • Open blinds to let in natural light.
  • Use 100 watt light bulbs for more light.
  • Use plants to add life and color.
  • Add mirrors for more light and to open up the space.
  • Consider leaving one wall bare.
  • Wall art should be hung at eye level.

Creating the Perfect Kitchen

  • Remove most items on counter.
  • Add a bowl of fruit or plant to add color.
  • Stain or paint dated cabinets.
  • Replace old knobs and hardware.
  • Remove all magnets & items from refrigerator.
  • Add new backsplash to add personality.
  • Buy a new faucet if old or out-dated.
  • Clean all windows inside and out.
  • Remove old rugs.

 

Creating the Perfect Bedroom

  • Remove TV or any other entertainment items unless mounted.
  • Use fresh textured linens on bed. 
  • Add new pillows and throw pillows.
  • Bed should not be pushed into a corner.
  • Organize bookshelves and built-ins, remove clutter.
  • Pack away 50% of closet & hangup hats.
  • Hang clothes in groups and face in the same direction.
  • Use all the same hangers in closet.
  • Transform “Themed Rooms” into neutral rooms to make it more appealing to the mass. 
  • Clean up and pack away toys.

Creating the Perfect Bathroom

  • Put away toothbrushes and all toiletry items.
  • Add a plant for color.
  • Hang new, white towels.
  • Replace old hardware and shower curtain.
  • Apply new caulking around bathroom.
  • Put away waste basket.
  • Roll small towels & place in basket. 
  • Clean around and behind toilet and bathtub.
  • Always keep the toilet seat down.
  • Fix any squeaky cabinets & doors.

 

Creating the Perfect Entryway

  • Clean and paint front door.
  • Add a plant for color.
  • Add new, attractive house numbers.
  • Remove old furniture.
  • Pack away any shoes or coats by front door.
  • Add a new welcome mat to entryway.
  • All doors should open and close easily.
  • Clean and shampoo carpets.
  • Dont hide belongings in closets and corners.
  • All windows should open and close easily.
  • Clean and dust ceiling fans.