Knowing the basics of home staging yourself would prove to be a valuable insight to sell your properties or your homes later when the time comes. Here are some of the quick basics to preparing your house for the dressing up your house needs.
Cleaning is always the first step
Thorough, deep cleaning of your house is necessary. It won’t only benefit your future home buyers, but also yourself, especially if you live in the house during the listing period. In a sentimental sense, it could also be a way to say “goodbye” to your house by doing the house you’ve been living it for years a favor.
Cleaning is also an obvious first step, but a lot of people sometimes forgo cleaning altogether because they assumed their house look good as it is and only needs a few decor modifications. Cleaning is vital in making your house look presentable and even newer. Make sure that you also de-clutter your house. Small items can be very distracting and are often unnecessary; only making your space feel crowded and smaller than it actually is. It’s easy to get your space messy by having small items on display. These can be anything from toys, house decorations, or even any items on top of the table. Make sure to de-clutter; it makes such a big difference for your space.
Neutrality is key
Home is a highly personal space and there are likely a lot of personal elements you’ve given to your house over the years, especially if you live in it. You’re bound to have some sort of personal touches to your dwelling. however, not everyone agrees, or even enjoy your choice of style. One might not like that deep purple color you pick for the living room because you’re fond of the shade. While paint colors isn’t a huge deciding factor in buying a house, a lot of people would find it a chore to re-paint it, especially those looking for ready to live-in house. Making the place “less personal” is actually an important key to reaching as many prospective buyers as possible. By de-personalizing your space, it does not mean a space loose characters; it’s being dressed in its best possible light inviting as many potential buyers as possible.
With this in mind, neutral could mean anything from the background and the permanent fixtures of your house to your furnitures. The neutral concept works best across all aspects of home staging. In fact, interior design has emphasized on how much neutral colors are so much more appealing to homebuyers. Neutral backdrop can also emphasize on the features of a room that you’d like to have stand out from the rest. Using neutral colors is one of the most fundamental ways that you can apply to improving your house for staging.
Take notice of the permanent fixtures of your home
Is your ceiling fans working? Does it emit a squeaky sound when it’s turned on?
The same questions should be asked for obvious fixtures such as doors and windows.
Replacing window panes that looks worn and old, fixing the door if it’s squeaky, and such. You might overlook a lightbulb or two, but you should be checking even trivial things like this. Having everything functioning and well would help improve the house’s appearance “age” considerably.